Kansas City Zoo
Kansas City, Missouri
The Kansas City Zoo was honored in “America’s Best Zoos 2008” as one of the top 60 zoos in the United Sates and was ranked No. 1 in the nation for “African Animals and Exhibits.” and ranked in the top 10 in the nation for “Australian Animals and Exhibits” and for “Pachyderms: Elephants, Rhinos, Hippos.” In addition, famed ape expert Jane Goodall complimented that Kansas City has “one of the finest chimpanzee exhibits in North America.” In fact, “America’s Best Zoos 2008” ranked the Kansas City Zoo as the No. 1 zoo in the nation to see both chimpanzees and kangaroos.
The Zoo also features a Sea Lion Show, Keeper Chats, elephant painting demonstrations and many other opportunities for animal encounters. The education department offers campouts, on-site as well as off-site classes and guided tours. Visitors can take a safari boat ride acress the lake in the Zoo’s African Plains area where they’ll see hoofstock, including zebra, giraffe and more. Following the Zoo’s 2020 Master plan, on the agenda are:a new restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, a new orangutan exhibit, an elephant watering hole, a giraffe feeding station and much more.
The Zoo is open YEAR-ROUND!
Open 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Adults ages 12 and older: $14.50
Seniors ages 55 and older: $13.50
Children ages 3-11: $11.50
Free admission for children ages 2 and under
Visit there website here for complete more information www.kansascityzoo.org
Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis Missouri.
The Saint Louis Zoo has more than 5,000 animals and is a leader in natural exhibits and wildlife preservation. Moreover, the zoo sponsors lots of fun events throughout the year, and it’s free. Since it’s in Forest Park, you can hit the zoo and then take a stroll through the art museum, the World’s Fair Pavilion or one of the park’s many hiking trails. While you’re at the zoo, there’s plenty to explore. The zoo covers more than 90 acres, including the River’s Edge, where visitors can follow a waterway and watch cheetahs, elephants and hyenas. Stop by the Living World where nature and technology meet for an educational experience.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Admission to the Zoo is FREE
Although there are fees for some attractions.
Visit there website here for full details www.stlzoo.org