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Sea Lion Show "Spring Training"
"This is just awesome," exclaimed one young girl pressing her face against the thick glass wall to see a sea lion swim through the clear salt water habitat during a preview of the new Sea Lion Sound in 2012. Archived slfp.com photo
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), April 14, 2016 - The Saint Louis Zoo's sea lions of summer are reporting to "Spring Training" at the First Bank Sea Lion Show at Sea Lion Sound.
Zoo trainers are working with these intelligent pinnipeds on hurdle and high jumps, flipper walks, balancing acts, high dives, Frisbee tosses and other acrobatic and athletic behaviors. Throughout the show, trainers explain sea lion behavior and positive-reinforcement training, animal fun facts and the need for conserving the sea lions' ocean habitat.
Pre-season weekend shows are at 11 a.m., 1 and 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, April 1- May 21. Daily summer shows run daily Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, May 26-Sept. 4, at 11 a.m., 1 and 2:30 p.m., with an additional show at 4 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays in summer. Tickets for these shows are $4 for ages 2 and up. Children under 2 are free.
Tickets are available 45 minutes prior to showtime and may be purchased at the Sea Lion Show ticket booth. Zoo members may redeem their Anywhere passes for tickets at the ticket booth.
The Saint Louis ZOO is home to more than 3,000 animals and features Jungle of the Apes and Big Cat Country. Additional attractions include the Emerson Electric Children's Zoo, The Living World educational center, River's Edge, "Penguin & Puffin Coast," Monsanto Insectarium, Mary Ann Lee Conservation Carousel, sea lion shows and bird house.
Accent your office, restaurant, hotel or home with exciting images of St. Louis. For a fine art print of the 1904 World's Fair Bird Cage, see stlouisphotos.com
The World's Fair Flight Cage at the Zoo and the Saint Louis Art Museum, located north east of the Zoo, are the two structures remaining in Forest Park that were built for the 1904 World's Fair. Photos highlighting the 1904 World's Fair can be seen at the Missouri Historical Society, located in the Jefferson Memorial Building in Forest Park.
Non-summer hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. General admission to the Zoo is FREE. Parking on the Zoo's two lots is $15 per day. Parking for buses, motor homes and R.V.s is $30 and is available on the South Lot only. Some events and special programs may have an admission cost.
Note: Coolers and picnic baskets are permitted on the Zoo grounds. There are picnic tables located in central areas at the Zoo. All major facilities are wheelchair accessible, as are most restrooms. Wheelchairs and strollers are available to rent at The Living World and South Gate. Wheelchairs: $7 per day; motorized vehicles (limited number) available to those 18 years or older with a major credit card: $25 per day; single strollers are $7 per day; double strollers are $9 per day. For more information, please call 314-781-0900, 1-800-966-8877 or TDD: 314-768-5421.
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