Bring the whole family for a free concert in the center of the Zoo! Jungle Boogie concerts are held most Fridays through August 12 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and feature some of the St. Louis area's most popular local bands.
There will also be animal-related kids activities that focus on conservation of endangered species through the Zoo's Wildcare Institute. Snack and dinner options, as well drink specials will be available for purchase. Feel free to bring lawn chairs for seating. Jungle Boogie concerts are held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather the concert will be held inside Lakeside Cafe.
Admission to the zoo and the concert is free but a timed reservation is needed in advance. Reservations may be made up to seven days before your visit.
The 2022 Jungle Boogie Concert lineup includes:
June 3: Gaslight Squares
June 10: Griffin and the Gargoyles
June 17: No concert due to A Zoo Ado fundraiser
June 24: Midnight Piano Band
July 1: Ticket to the Beatles
July 8: Vote for Pedro
July 15: Whiskey Mornings
July 22: Soulard Blues Band
July 29: Garden Party
August 5: Fanfare
August 12: Butch Wax and the Hollywoods
More information and reservations: stlzoo.org
With the help of ten truckloads of sand, The Magic House's backyard will be transformed once again into a beachfront park for the popular Sandcastle Beach exhibit. Sandcastle Beach opens May 26 with a Kick Off to Summer event that includes ice cream, the Bubble Bus and a dance party!
Catch a movie or two at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater, where films are shown featuring the IMAX with Laser. This state-of-the-art theater provides the sharpest images, unmatched sound quality and 40% greater color range than traditional theaters. The five-story, 80-foot-diameter dome will fill your entire field of vision providing a truly immersive experience. Opening May 24: The Little Mermaid: The IMAX Experience.
Visit the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park and see a star show to experience the largest artificial sky in the Western Hemisphere. Star shows are lead LIVE by one of the Planetarium's educators, creating a new and tailored experience for every audience.
At this free art program for ages 3-6 the focus is on the process of making art rather than the finished product. Both in-person and virtual sessions are offered.
Splash and play with your little one in this fun morning activity. No registration is necessary.