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presented by
Mid America Chevy Dealers

Fridays, May 26, June 9, June 23, July 7, July 14, July 28, Aug. 4, 2023
3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Live Entertainment from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Free for all guests • Rain-or-shine event

Fun Fridays!

Each themed afternoon showcases unique animals and their habitats around the world. Enjoy live entertainment each night of HullabaZoo, plus themed food and drink specials. Kids can join in animal-related educational activities focusing on conserving endangered species through the Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Institute. Get ready and join the HullabaZoo! Weekly schedule below.

*Zoo is open 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays for Summer Zoo Weekends.

HullabaZoo Passport

Pick up your HullabaZoo Passport for a chance to win Zoo prizes!

Bring your passport to all seven HullabaZoo days and have it stamped at all three conservation-around-the-world activity stations. At the end of the summer adventure on Aug. 4, turn in your completed passport for entry into a raffle for an awesome grand prize. If you’re not able to make it on every date, there’s a raffle for second and third prizes too. Get all the details when you pick up the passport.

7 of 7 stamps

If you attend all 7/7 Hullabazoo and fill out your passport: you can enter into a free raffle at a chance to win a two behind-the-scenes tours for 6 guests. One winner will receive both the Insectarium and Penguin tour!

6 of 7 stamps

If you attend 6/7 Hullabazoo and fill out your passport: you can enter the free raffle for a chance to win(4) Boo at the Zoo and (4) Wild Lights event tickets.

5 of 7 stamps

If you attend 5/7 Hullabazoo and fill out your passport: enter raffle for a chance at 6 adventure passes.

Friday, June 9

Animal Spotlight: Humboldt penguin (Peru)

Entertainment: Bubble Bus and Farshid Etniko and Mango Jay

Specialty Food for Purchase: Fried fish tacos and mango slaw; penguin-themed cookies

Available at Starbucks: Tuxedo latte (black & white mocha)

Happy Hour Beverages: South American beer and Peruvian cocktails (pisco sour/Machu Pichu)

Friday, June 23

Animal Spotlight: Bees and native pollinators (U.S.)

Entertainment: Tyler Dale & Co

Specialty Food for Purchase: Fried green tomatoes and hot honey; bee-themed cookies

Available at Starbucks: Bees Paradise (Pineapple Paradise drink with vanilla sweet cream cold foam)

Happy Hour Beverages: Assortment of honey-based beer

Friday, July 7

Animal Spotlight: Chimpanzees (Central Africa)

Entertainment: Afriky Lolo West African Dance Company

Specialty Food for Purchase: Kenyan fruit samosa with passion fruit sauce; ape-themed cookies

Available at Starbucks: Go Ape!! Banana Split Frappuccino®

Happy Hour Beverages: Tusker lager and cider; dawa martinis

Friday, July 14

Animal Spotlight: Cuban crocodiles (Cuba)

Entertainment: Bubble Bus and Clave Sol

Specialty Food for Purchase: Cuban beef or black bean empanadas with cilantro lime aioli

Available at Starbucks: Crockachino (French vanilla cappuccino)

Happy Hour Beverages: Mojitos and Hemingway daiquiris

Friday, July 28

Animal Spotlight: Polar bear (Arctic)

Entertainment: Top of the World

Specialty Food for Purchase: Ice cream special

Available at Starbucks: Polar Bear Plunge! (A vanilla bean Frappuccino® with mocha drizzle)

Happy Hour Beverages: coming soon

Friday, August 4

Animal Spotlight: Asian elephants (Asia)

Entertainment: Bubble Bus and DJ Anna

Specialty Food for Purchase: Vegetarian spring rolls with leaf lettuce, cilantro, Thai basil, sweet chili; elephant-themed cookies

Available at Starbucks: Pachyderm Paradise (Featured Asian/Pacific coffee)

Happy Hour Beverages: Assortment of Asian beers

Summer Zoo Weekends
presented by
Prairie Farms Dairy

Extended Hours: 8 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, May 26 through Aug. 20, 2023

Enjoy the Zoo’s exhibits and attractions, including the brand-new bird show Winging It, Sea Lion Show, Emerson Dinoroarus, Michael and Quirsis Riney Primate Canopy Trails, Stingrays at Caribbean Cove presented by SSM Health, Penguin & Puffin Coast, McDonnell Polar Bear Point, Emerson Zooline Railroad, including the new electric train, and much more.

More Information


HullabaZoo is sponsored by

  • Mid America Chevy Dealers
  • Prairie Farms Dairy

To inquire about event sponsorship opportunities, please email