PRAIRIE FARMS SUMMER ZOO WEEKENDS AT THE SAINT LOUIS ZOO KICKS OFF ON MAY 26

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PRAIRIE FARMS SUMMER ZOO WEEKENDS AT THE SAINT LOUIS ZOO KICKS OFF ON MAY 26

 

Go wild on the weekends at the Saint Louis Zoo!  On Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays May 26 through Sept. 4, the Zoo is open extended hours from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. for Prairie Farms Summer Zoo Weekends. Weekday summer hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

 

The Zoo will close at 12 noon on Friday, June 16, for the Zoo’s biennial fundraiser, ZOOFARI 2017 presented by Wells Fargo Advisors.

 

Bring the whole family to “splish splash” with the stingrays, “cha-cha” with the cheetahs, and “frug” with the frogs at Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series presented by Mid America Chevy Dealers. Enjoy free live music by local bands on Friday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m., May 26-Sept. 1 (no concert on June 16).

 

Enjoy a First Bank Sea Lion Show at Sea Lion Sound. The sea lion superstars will thrill you with flipper walks, ball balancing and lots of splashing! Throughout the show, trainers explain sea lion behavior and positive-reinforcement training, animal fun facts and the need for conserving the sea lions’ ocean habitat. Tickets are $4 per person for ages 2 and up. Shows are at 11 a.m., 1 and 2:30 p.m. daily in summer starting May 26, with an additional show at 4 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

 

Look for keeper chats at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily throughout the Zoo and animal enrichment and training activities at 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

 

Stingrays and sharks have returned for a season-long pool party at Stingrays at Caribbean Cove presented by Mercy Kids. Admission is $4 per person for ages 2 and up. Zoo members at the Family Level and above may use their Anywhere Plus passes for admission. Admission is free the first hour the Zoo is open. Stingray feedings are $1 per cup.

 

At the Emerson Children’s Zoo, enjoy live animal shows featuring a variety of exotic and domestic animals showcasing natural behaviors on stage at 10 and 11 a.m., 1 and 2 p.m. daily starting May 27, with an additional show at 4 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Keeper chats with live animals are at 9 a.m., 12 noon and 3 p.m., with an additional chat at 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Admission to the Children’s Zoo is $4 per person for ages 2 and up, with free admission the first hour the Zoo is open.

 

Take a ride on the Emerson Zooline Railroad, which has been tracking smiles for more than 50 years! Tickets to ride include all-day on-and-off privileges and are $7.95 per person for ages 2 and up.

 

Enjoy engaging stories, interesting facts and animal observations on a 30-minute walking Safari Tour led by a Zoo interpretive guide. Tickets are $5 per person for ages 2 and up. Tours are offered three times daily May 26-Aug. 13 and on weekends Aug. 19-Oct. 15.

 

Admission to the Zoo and Jungle Boogie is free. There are fees for special attractions. Stingrays at Caribbean Cove, Children’s Zoo and Mary Ann Lee Conservation Carousel are free from 8 to 9 a.m. every day in summer. Admission charges apply after 9 a.m. for these attractions.

 

For more information, visit stlzoo.org, facebook.com/stlzoo, twitter.com/stlzoo, instagram.com/stlzoo, youtube.com/stlzootube.

 

Summer Zoo Weekends is sponsored by Prairie Farms Dairy. Jungle Boogie is sponsored by Mid America Chevy Dealers.

 

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BOOGIE DOWN AT THE SAINT LOUIS ZOO’S FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES

 

“Splish splash” with the stingrays, “cha-cha” with the cheetahs, and “frug” with the frogs at the Saint Louis Zoo’s Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series presented by Mid America Chevy Dealers.

Kick up your heels or sit back and relax with free live music every Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. May 26 through Sept. 1 (no concert on June 16).  All ages can enjoy rhythm-and-blues, pop, rock, jazz and more on the outdoor stage in the Schnuck Family Plaza in the center of the Zoo. Animal-related kids activities will focus on conservation of endangered species through the Zoo’s WildCare Institute.

 

2017 Concert Schedule

 

May 26 — Retro Boogie (Rock, R&B, Disco, Soul)

June 2 — The Lone Rangers (90s)

June 9 — Butchwax and the Hollywoods (50s, 60s, 70s)

June 16 — NO CONCERT

June 23 — Push the Limit (Top 40, Rock, R&B, Variety)

June 30 — Ticket to the Beatles (Beatles Cover Band)

July 7 — Funky Butt Brass Band (New Orleans Brass Band)

July 14 — Three Pedros (Top 40 and Variety)

July 21 — Duhart (Country)

July 28 — Midnight Piano Band (Classic Piano Hits from the 70s and 80s)

August 4 — The Throwbacks (Country)

August 11 — Zydeco Crawdaddies (Southern Louisiana Zydeco)

August 18 — The Mighty Pines (Bluegrass with Acoustic Soul and Rock)

August 25 — Miss Jubilee (1920s-1950s blend of jazz, swing, rhythm & blues)

September 1 — Soulard Blues Band (Blues)

 

On Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays May 26 through Sept. 4, the Zoo is open extended hours from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. for Prairie Farms Summer Zoo Weekends. Weekday summer hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Zoo will close at 12 noon on Friday, June 16, for ZOOFARI 2017 presented by Wells Fargo Advisors, the Zoo’s biennial fundraiser. Admission to the Zoo and Jungle Boogie is free. There are fees for special attractions.

 

For more information, visit stlzoo.org, facebook.com/stlzoo, twitter.com/stlzoo, instagram.com/stlzoo, youtube.com/stlzootube.

 

Jungle Boogie is sponsored by Mid America Chevy Dealers.

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