Plan a Fun Trip to Visit the St. Louis Zoo

September 23rd, 2018 by

Family in Car with DogIf you enjoy spending time around animals and like to see creatures from all over the world, we bet you want to find the best zoo near East St. Louis. That would be the St. Louis Zoo! There are always events happening, and it’s a great place for a fun date night, for a family outing, or to visit with friends.

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St. Louis Zoo Events

Boo at the Zoo: This fun Halloween event runs from October 16–30, 2018 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Kids are encouraged to dress in costumes (and adults can too!), and children under 12 years old will receive a treat bag when you leave. Enjoy pumpkin painting, spooky photo opps, interactive storytelling, and the “scare-ou-sel”.

St. Louis Zoo Lights: In November and December, the grounds are lit up with the St. Louis Zoo lights. Celebrate the season at Wild Lights, which starts after Thanksgiving and closes at the end of December. During this event, the zoo shines bright with thousands of lights to create a true winter wonderland. As you meander through the zoo, you’ll see polar bears, penguins, sea lions, bears, and more decorated in the twinkliest of lights.

St. Louis Zoo Hours

The zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the fall, winter, and spring, except during major holidays and special event days.

In the summer, the St. Louis Zoo hours from from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

What Else to Do Near East St. Louis

After your time enjoying St. Louis Zoo, you might want to grab a bite to eat before heading home to O’Fallon, or see what other things there are to do in the area. As your dealership serving East St. Louis, we have know where to find fun in and around O'Fallon.

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