Friday, June 3, 2011

St. Louis Zoo Children's Zoo, St. Louis City

Location: Forest Park, One Government Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110

Amenities: playground, sprayground, animal exhibits


Playground ground cover: poured rubber

The Children's Zoo is located inside the St. Louis Zoo, in the northwest corner of the zoo. Entry to the main zoo is free, but the Children's zoo is $4.00 per person. Children under two are free. Admission is free the first hour the Zoo is open everyday. The Children's Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday during the summer.

There are guinea pigs the kids can pet, lots of animals to see, a goat yard where they can pet and brush the goats, a playground with a unique slide with a clear panel inside so they can see river otters swimming in their zoo enclosure while sliding down the slide. There is also a sprayground to cool off in. Throughout the Children's Zoo there are numerous opportunities for imaginative play including playing veterinarian and pretending to work on a farm.

Splash pad

Otter Slide

Outdoor playground and pretend farm area




Sand box


Guinea Pigs

Pretend play areas under the stairs

Tree kangaroo

Naked mole rat

Tunnel to play in




Fish tank and jellyfish


Goat pen

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