Zoo boosts parking, hours for Fair STL

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – The St. Louis Zoo will have extended hours and more parking during the Fourth of July weekend, but it will come at a cost.

The Zoo will be open July 3-5, 8 a.m.- 8 p.m., and will offer parking on its north and south lots for $30 per car, which is a $15 bump from its usual price.

The extension and bump come as a part of Fair St. Louis being moved to Forest Park this summer, compared to past years in downtown St. Louis.

Fair St. Louis officials announced recently that parking will cost $30.

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Zoo entrances will remain open until 11:30 p.m. to ensure visitors reach their cars after the fair closes.

In addition, the Zoo's new expansion site across Interstate 64/40 will have parking available on its surface lot and garage for $15 per car. A shuttle will take visitors to the Zoo and back, and it runs until 11:30 p.m. each night of the fair.

With the extended hours, the Zoo will keep open exhibits as well until 8 p.m., with the exception fo River's Edge and the Red Rocks area, which will close at 7 p.m., and Stringrays at Caribbean Cove will stay open until 9 p.m. The gift shops and Lakeside Café will remain open until 10 p.m.

The Zoo will resume its regular summer hours that Sunday.


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