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Maps and Directions

The Saint Louis Zoo is located in Forest Park at
One Government Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110.

Zoo Map

Free paper maps are available at the North and South Entrances at the Zoo. Download a map in advance and use it on your mobile device during your visit. Maps written in various languages are available online and at Zoo.

Saint Louis Zoo Map (English)

Forest Park Map

Guests can explore the interactive digital map of Forest Park to see where the Zoo is located in relation to nearby attractions.

Driving Directions

Driving is a convenient way to visit the Saint Louis Zoo! The Zoo is located next to US 40/I-64. Find specific directions by searching the Zoo’s address in Google Maps.


Personal Vehicles

All-day parking is available on the Zoo's North Lot on Government Drive and South Lot on Wells Drive.

It costs $10 to park a car and $20 to park oversized vehicles. See Bus/Commercial below for more information. (Prices current as of Nov. 6, 2023.)

Limited street parking is available in Forest Park. Occasionally, Forest Park entrances and roads are closed due to events in the park. Please check for the latest information.

The Saint Louis Zoo has two electric vehicle charging stations in the South Parking Lot. They are available to guests for free.

Which parking lot is best for your visit? The Zoo’s North Lot leads to the Zoo’s North Entrance in The Living World, which is near Centene Grizzly Ridge and Emerson Dinoroarus. The Zoo’s South Lot leads to the Zoo’s South Entrance, which is near River’s Edge and Historic Hill.

Bus/Commercial Vehicles

Buses and oversized vehicles under 24 feet are allowed to park in our South Lot only. Vehicles that are over 24 feet long are not permitted to park at the Zoo. It is $20 to park oversized vehicles. Click here to see a map for bus staging, drop-off and pick-up.

Buses over 24 feet must obtain a permit to park in Forest Park. To park a bus or commercial vehicle in Forest Park, guests must obtain a permit through the City of St. Louis Department of Parks. There is a parking permit fee per bus or commercial vehicle. Parking permits are obtained by calling the Forest Park Permits Office at (314) 289-5330, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., or by completing an online application. Please request your permit at least two weeks before your scheduled field trip.

Public Transportation

The Metro Forest Park Explorer is a bus that runs from the spring through fall, giving individuals visiting Forest Park a convenient method of navigating the Park. Learn more about this resource: Forest Park Explorer

Guests can ride the MetroLink to the Forest Park/DeBaliviere station, then take MetroBus route #90 Hampton south (or Forest Park Trolley). The bus and Trolley both stop within a short walking distance of the Zoo's North Entrance on Government Drive.

The #90 Hampton MetroBus stops within a short walking distance from the Zoo's North Entrance on Government Drive. Learn more: MetroLink