pre-purchased, timed-tickets are required to visit.


How to make a reservation:
 
  1.  Click the green "BUY TICKETS" button below. 
  2.  Select the date you would like to visit The Zoo.
  3.  Scroll to select the time of your visit. Guests may arrive at The Zoo gate anytime within their 30-minute ticket window. 
  4. Select how many adults, children, seniors/military are in your party. There is a limited number of tickets available for each time slot. 
  5. Scroll to the bottom and select "Next." Input your contact information, read the rules and regulations and check the box.
  6. Complete order. Guests must present tickets at ticket booth in either mobile or printed form.
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Member/Library Reservations: 
  1. Click the green "BUY TICKETS" button.
  2. Select the MEMBER event that corresponds with the date of your visit. Enter the access code that was emailed to you.
  3. Scroll to find the desired time of your visit. Guests may arrive at The Zoo gate anytime within their 30-minute ticket window. 
  4. Select how many guests are in your party. Note that you may only bring guests covered under your membership. Any tickets not covered must be purchased using the general public event page. See instructions above for purchase.
  5. Proceed to the checkout screen, input your contact information, read the rules and regulations and check the box. Library patrons enter Library name under "Library Name."
  6. Complete order. Guests must present tickets at ticket booth in either mobile or printed form. Memberships are verified at the ticket booth. 

Buy tickets for The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center


By purchasing tickets to The Zoo in Forest Park, everyone in your party agreeS to the following:  

  • Arrive at The Zoo anytime within the 30-minute window indicated on your ticket. If your ticket time is 3 p.m. we strongly encourage arriving at 3, as all patrons must exit The Zoo by 4 p.m., regardless of entry time.  
  • All guests over the age of two must wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose at all times while inside The Zoo, unless prevented by a medical condition. Guests that are unable to wear a mask agree to skip all feline, primate, and carnivore exhibits, in accordance with USDA regulations.
  • Remain six feet apart from other parties at all times.
  • Follow the one-way path around The Zoo, avoiding sectioned off areas and the inside of the barn. The barn, Discovery Room is closed at this time. 
  • The member discount code is for member use only. All member tickets will be validated either prior to entry or at the gate. Any non-member who purchases a ticket with the member discount code will be denied entry at the gate. 
  • We are currently unable to accomodate Groupons at this time. 

Refund & Reschedule Policy: The Zoo is open rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, (ex. thunder & lightning) guests may contact the zoo to reschedule their visit for another day. Rescheduling is available exclusively in the case of severe weather or illness. No-shows are not eligible for rescheduling. 

No refunds will be offered.