Many St. Louis family attractions have re-opened with limited capacity and enhanced safety protocols for visitors and staff. Many are hosting virtual and socially distanced events, which you'll find in our Things To Do calendar. Public health experts recommend that when you go out, follow public health guidelines: wear masks (required in St. Louis City and County), practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently.

Saint Louis Zoo Announces Opening Date for Summer 2020; New Safety Protocols

The Saint Louis Zoo has announced it will reopen Saturday, June 13 with new protocols for visitors, including requiring timed reservations and face masks, and limiting attendance to better allow for social distancing. All Zoo staff will wear face masks and all guests over the age of 9 will be required to wear face masks/face coverings while visiting. "Guests will be allowed to remove or lower their face masks when practicing good social distancing of 6 feet or more when eating or drinking," the Zoo announced in a news release.

Jeffrey Bonner, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Saint Louis Zoo, said "Face coverings can help minimize virus transmission from asymptomatic individuals. Keeping our animal and veterinary care staff safe and protected is the best measure to keep our animals safe and at a minimal risk of exposure to a virus we know very little about."

Regarding the reopening of the Zoo, Bonner said "I am excited to share the news about our reopening and I hope everyone knows that the Saint Louis Zoo values safety. I am amazed at the incredible care our staff has provided to the animals during this pandemic as well as the diligent work underway in preparation to provide our guests with safe and memorable experiences."

Begining on June 8, visitors can make reservations for their future visit at the Zoo's web site or by phone. The Zoo will be open seven days a week.

Until then, families can enjoy daily videos from the Zoo's animal care team, as well as live webcams of the animals and virtual learning opportunities at stlzoo.org

The Zoo has previously announced it will not hold summer camps in 2020.

Photo: Saint Louis Zoo

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Virtual Home School Days with the Missouri History Museum - Open to all Virtual Learners
Monday, September 21, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020
Monday, November 23, 2020

Virtual Home School Days presented by the Missouri History Museum allow virtual learners across the St. Louis region the ability to tune in to lessons appropriate for individual leaners, those in a learning pods, and traditional home schoolers. Home School Days are held monthly, with new themes each month, and are free. 

 

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City Museum on Air

Make art. Go on a guided tour, DIY a time capsule. Peek behind the scenes. Watch the Cassily Crew at work. Help inspect the slides. All from home! Every Monday through Friday the staff, crew, artists and historians at City Museum are going LIVE on Facebook to share stories, offer free art classes, and entertain kids and families in all the ways they know how (read: mischief, mayhem and making). 

 

 

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Explore Purina Farms: Animal Connections

Purina Farms is bringing the best of the farm to your home every week! You can virtually explore Purina Farms through videos featuring the animals, dog trainers and others who work there, as well as the pets who work and play at Purina Farms every day. Each day of the week features videos on a variety of topics including animal connections, training tips and responsible pet care advice for kids. 

 

 

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