Is the STL zoo a nonprofit?

The Saint Louis Zoo is legally classified as a tax-supported political subdistrict of the State of Missouri. The Zoo also has a nonprofit partner, the Saint Louis Zoo Association, dedicated to raising funds in support of the Zoo’s mission.

How is St Louis Zoo funded?

For nearly half a century, the zoo and other local institutions have been funded in part by property taxes levied within the Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District (Saint Louis City and County). In 2015, that property tax brought in $21.5 million in revenue to the zoo.

Who is the director of the St Louis Zoo?

Michael Macek
Michael Macek, MBA, Saint Louis Zoo Director.

How much do St Louis Zoo employees make?

Saint Louis Zoo Salaries

Job Title Salary
Front Desk Manager Supervisor salaries – 1 salaries reported $36,205/yr
Sales Associate salaries – 1 salaries reported $11/hr
HR Assistant salaries – 1 salaries reported $48,799/yr
Gift Shop Clerk salaries – 1 salaries reported $11/hr

How much does it cost to get into the St Louis Zoo?

Admission to the Zoo is free; however, there are fees for some attractions.

Attraction Price Included with the Adventure Pass
Dinoroarus $5.95 per person Yes
Stingrays at Caribbean Cove $3.95 per person Yes*
Zooline Railroad $7.95 per person Yes
4-D Theater $3.95/members $4.95/non-members Yes

Did the St Louis Zoo ever have a panda?

In 1939, the zoo acquired two giant pandas. Their names were Happy and Pao Pei. Happy died in 1945 and Pao Pei in 1952.

What rank is the St Louis Zoo?

The St. Louis Zoo has been ranked No. 6 in the world and No. 2 in the U.S.

Who created the St Louis Zoo?

On December 2, 1913, Mayor Henry Kiel signed legislation creating a Zoological Board of Control, and giving it authority over more than 70 acres of Forest Park. Although much has changed in the Zoo’s 100-year history, its mission remains amazingly similar to the ideals expressed by its founders.

How much is it to go to the St Louis Zoo?

How long does it take to walk through the St Louis Zoo?

If you visit all the exhibit areas at you are looking at 4-7 hours and that would be with much reflection and time spent reading all postings/information centers at all exhibits. You may of course easily skip much of that if you are visiting with small children and tailor your visit to be as little as 2-5 hours.

Are reservations required for the St Louis Zoo?

Limited attendance; reservations required: In order to allow guests to practice good social distancing, the Zoo will limit attendance and require free, timed-ticket reservations in order to enter the Zoo. Reservations are available on the Zoo’s website.

Is St Louis Zoo big?

36 ha
Saint Louis Zoo/Area
Located on 90 acres in Forest Park, the Saint Louis Zoo is home to 655 species of animals, many of them rare and endangered. It is one of the few free zoos in the nation and has been named #1 zoo by Zagat Survey’s U.S. Family Travel Guide in association with Parenting magazine.

What does the Saint Louis Zoo Association do?

The Association is a private nonprofit organization whose volunteer board is made up of business and community leaders. They work with the Zoo to provide leadership for fundraising, and they support conservation education, programming, facilities, government relations and special events.

How many animals are in the Saint Louis Zoo?

Home to over 12,000 animals, representing 500 species, the Saint Louis Zoo is recognized worldwide for its innovative approaches to animal care and management, wildlife conservation, research and education.

Is the Saint Louis Zoo worth the money?

A day at the Saint Louis Zoo is one of the most fun and affordable ways for families to spend time together. And when you become a member, a great value becomes even better. Plus, your membership will help support the Zoo’s wildlife conservation projects in St. Louis and around the world.

Who are the members of the Missouri Zoo Commission?

The Missouri State Legislature established the Zoo Subdistrict Commission as the Zoo’s governing authority. Five members of the Commission reside in the City and five members reside in the County. The Commission has the fiduciary and management responsibility for the well-being of the Zoo.