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Located on 90 acres in Forest Park, the Saint Louis Zoo is home to more than 603 species of animals, many of them rare and endangered. It is one of the few free zoos in the nation and has been named #1 zoo by Zagat Survey’s U.S. Family Travel Guide in association with arenting magazine. The Zoo annually attracts three million visitors, who can see 14,840 wild animals—including the thousands of leafcutters and butterflies at the Zoo.
Since its 1910 founding, the Zoo has been renowned for its beautiful naturalistic exhibits, its diverse collection of animals and its innovative approaches to animal management, wildlife conservation, research and education. The Zoo’s Education Department staff—the largest among the nation’s zoos—offers programs designed to help visitors of all ages and abilities learn through experience, involvement and discovery. Of the three million visitors hosted annually by the Saint Louis Zoo, approximately 1.7 million visitors interacted with an Educational Interpreter, Zoo Docent or Zookeeper who provided educational experiences and information.
Hop into some fun this Easter with the first ever Hops Run 5K held in Forest Park on April 19th at 9:00 a.m. Begin your 5K down the “hops” trail and stop at each of 4 stations to complete a unique challenge. Craft brew will be available to taste along the route (21 and older).1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards will be given for best overall male and female times. At the completion of the race, runners will enjoy a complimentary breakfast and craft brew pairing. Afterwards, there will be live music and an appearance by Fred Bird from 10:45 – 11:15, so be sure to bring the kids for a great photo opportunity!
In addition, there will be a Kids Bunny Run at 10:15 a.m., where kids (4 – 12 years old) will have the opportunity to run down the “bunny trail” with 4 silly themed challenge stations. After completing the race, children will receive a prize and complementary breakfast item and drink.
The St. Louis Microfest is one of the premiere festivals in the St. Louis area! Microfest is a beer tasting festival that offers festivals goers the chance to sample craft and international beers at 3 different session times over 2 days. The festival also includes live music, silent auction, food, live brewer and chef demonstrations, and more than enough fun!
Profits from the festival go toward funding Lift For Life Gym. Since 1988, Lift For Life Gym has provided supervised and safe activities for children 8 to 18 years old, five evenings a week, all free of charge. With over 300 children attending the Gym annually, we not only want to continue to provide positive options for our young men and women, but we also want to keep the Gym operating and up to date.