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Shark Week at the Saint Louis Zoo

  • Saint Louis Zoo 1 Government Drive St. Louis, MO, 63110 United States (map)

The Saint Louis Zoo is celebrating its annual Shark Week! — All land sharks are welcome to join in the fun!


Come to the Zoo dressed as a shark*, and get into Stingrays at Caribbean Cove presented by Mercy Kids for free! Swimming among the stingrays are bonnethead, white-spotted bamboo and brown-banded bamboo sharks.

Paying customers to the exhibit will be awarded an “I survived Shark Week at the Saint Louis Zoo” coupon, which will earn them 10 percent off at Ray’s Bar & Grill and Zoo gift shops for the day of their visit.

Upon exit from the Stingrays at Caribbean Cove, kids will receive an activity guide to take home. Interpreters will be floating around the Zoo to enlighten guests about Shark Week and spin tales about their toothy friends.


Make a pit stop at Ray's Bar & Grill, located next to the exhibit (open weather permitting), for fish tacos, shrimp fajitas or an adult “shark attack” cocktail.

Hours, Prices and Other Fine Print

The Saint Louis Zoo is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday-Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission to the Zoo is free.

  • Admission to Stingrays at Caribbean Cove is $4. 
  • Members at the Family Level and above may use their Anywhere Plus Passes for admission.
  • Save with an Adventure Pass. This one-day pass is $12.95 per person and includes admission to the Children's Zoo, Zooline Railroad, Conservation Carousel, 4-D Theater, Stingrays at Caribbean Cove and Sea Lion Show.
  • Children under age 2 are free. Admission is free to all from 8-9 a.m.

*Visitors dressed in shark costume receive free entry to Stingrays at Caribbean Cove during Shark Week, July 9-15, 2017, but those over the age of 13 must comply with the Zoo's adult costume policy.