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World Ocean Day

Friday, June 9, 2023

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Free for all guests
Rain-or-shine event

Join the Fun:

  • Learn about animals that rely on clean oceans for their well-being, including sea lions, stingrays, penguins, puffins and coral
  • Meet keepers who care for ocean species
  • Watch scheduled sea lion and shark feedings
  • Bring the kids for ocean-themed crafts and learning activities
  • Learn about the importance of keeping our oceans and waterways clean, and how you can help
  • Enjoy food and beverage specials

Want to help?

  • Take our #byetobags pledge and switch from plastic bags to reusable bags (this helps keep oceans clean and animals safe)
  • Adopt one of our ocean species through the Zoo Parents Program
  • Shop for gifts that support our conservation efforts at open gift shops

June 9 also is Deaf Day at the Zoo

In partnership with The Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, our Zoo will have American Sign Language interpreters at the following activities on World Ocean Day:

9:15 a.m.
Winging It*Sea Lion Arena
10:15 a.m.
Keeper Chat**
Penguin & Puffin Coast
11 a.m.
Keeper Chat**
Sea Lion Sound
12:30 p.m.
Sea Lion Show*
Sea Lion Arena
1:30 p.m.
Keeper Chat**
2 p.m.
Group activity at the stingray habitat* (part of paid experience)
Stingrays at Caribbean Cove

*paid experience
**keeper chats are subject to change or cancellation without notice

Friday, June 9

Animal Spotlight: Humboldt penguin (Peru)

Entertainment: Bubble Bus

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)

Learn more about ocean animals in our care: