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Shark Week @ St Louis Zoo 8/9/14-8/15/14

Saturday, August 9 through Friday, August 15, 2014

The Saint Louis Zoo is celebrating 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 for free! Swimming among the stingrays are bonnethead, white-spotted and brown-banded bamboo sharks.

Paying customers to the exhibit will be awarded an “I survived Shark Week at the Saint Louis Zoo” sticker, which will earn them 10% off at Ray’s Bar & Grill and Tropical Traders gift shop.

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

Saturday-Sunday, August 9-10

12 noon to 3 p.m.

Take a tropical trip to the Caribbean with Lenny Frisch, a steel drum band playing live music outside Caribbean Cove. Also on the weekend, kids can join in shark-themed games and activities.

Friday, August 15

5 to 8 p.m.

Flit your fins at the Jungle Boogie concert featuring Griffin and the Gargoyles at Schnuck Family Plaza in the center of the Zoo.


Make a pit stop at Ray’s Bar & Grill (open select days) or Lakeside Cafe next door to the pool for a shark dog special. Adults can refresh themselves with “shark attack” drink or a Land Shark lager.

Buried Treasure

Brag about your bravery for years to come by purchasing an “I survived Shark Week at the Saint Louis Zoo” t-shirt in wave blue.

Our Sharks

The white-spotted bamboo, brown-banded bamboo and bonnethead sharks at Stingrays at Caribbean Cove are small, shy and docile fish and pose no danger to humans. They range from two-and-a-half to five feet in length and are bottom-dwelling species that prey on small fish, crabs and invertebrates.

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. Children under 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, August 9-15, 2014, but those over the age of 13 must comply with the Zoo’s adult costume policy.

Saint Louis Zoo
One Government Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110


All-day parking is available on the Zoo’s North Lot on Government Drive and South Lot on Wells Drive. Limited street parking is available in Forest Park.

  • Parking is $15 per vehicle (effective March 1, 2014) throughout the Zoo’s peak season.
  • Limited parking for buses, motor homes and R.V.s on South Lot only is $30 (effective March 1, 2014) throughout the Zoo’s peak season.
  • Only cash and charge are accepted for parking payment. No bills over $20 will be accepted. ATMs are available inside both entrances.

Tina Siebert


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