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Parking and Maps

The Zoo is located in Forest Park next to US 40/I-64.
Saint Louis Zoo, One Government Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110.

Find specific directions by searching the Zoo’s address in Google Maps.

Zoo Parking Lots

Driving is a convenient way to visit the Saint Louis Zoo! All-day parking is available on the Zoo’s North Lot on Government Drive and South Lot on Wells Drive. See below for pricing.

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

Personal Vehicle Parking

April 29-Sept. 2, 2024
$20/car and $40/oversized vehicle
Prices are subject to change. Oversized vehicles must be under 24 feet.

Summer Friday Discounts
From 3 to 6:30 p.m. every Friday through Aug. 16 (except June 21), enjoy $10 parking on Zoo lots (as available). Learn More

Monday-Thursday: $15/car and $30/oversized vehicle
Friday-Sunday: $20/car and $40/oversized vehicle

$10/car and $20/oversized vehicle

Street Parking

Limited street parking for personal vehicles 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.

Oversize, Bus and Commercial Vehicles

Parking in South Lot Only

Buses and oversized vehicles under 24 feet are allowed to park in the South Lot only. See pricing listed above.

Vehicles that are over 24 feet long are not permitted to park at the Zoo and must obtain a City permit (see below) to park elsewhere within Forest Park. Click here to see a map for bus staging, drop-off and pick-up.

Parking Within Forest Park

Buses, RVs and commercial vehicles must obtain a permit through the City of St. Louis Department of Parks to park in Forest Park. There is a parking permit fee per bus, RV or commercial vehicle. Parking permits are obtained by calling the Forest Park Permits Office at (314) 289-5330 or by completing an online application. Find detailed information and the link to the application on the Forest Park Forever website. Please request your permit at least two weeks before your scheduled field trip.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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

Public Transportation

Guests can ride the MetroLink to the Forest Park/DeBaliviere station, then take MetroBus route #90 Hampton south. The bus stops within a short walking distance of the Zoo's North Entrance on Government Drive. Learn more at

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

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.