Animal Encounters

This page lists places in the St. Louis, Missouri area where kids can interact with or observe animals including: pets, farm animals, zoo animals and animals in the wild.
Kids St. Louis: Animal Encounters - Fun 4 STL Kids
Big Joel's Safari Petting Zoo & Educational Park

Big Joel's Safari Petting Zoo and Educational Park is the "zoo made for you" and is the premier anim ...

Open Season: April - Novemeber
13187 State Hwy M, Wright City, MO, 63390
Cheshire Grin Cat Cafe

The Cheshire Grin is like a regular cafe, except that it is full of free-roaming cats! These cafe c ...

1926 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO, 63118
Critter Lane Petting Zoo

Welcome to Critter Lane Petting Zoo located in Valles Mine, Missouri. Our Critters are waiting for y ...

Open Season: Open spring, summer, & fall
9100 Critter Lane, Valles Mines, MO, 63087
Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary

Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non profit big cat rescue facility, licensed by USDA. We pr ...

19620 Crown Ridge Road, Sainte Genevieve, MO, 63670
Endangered Wolf Center

The Endangered Wolf Center has existed for more than 40 years, yet even in its hometown of St. Louis ...

6750 Tyson Valley Road, Eureka, MO, 63025
Gentle Barn

Come Visit Us on a Sunday! You will get to meet the St. Louis Six (watch video of their rescue). Th ...

Grant’s Farm

Home to History, Wildlife and an Adventure for the Whole Family. Grant’s Farm celebrates America’ ...

10501 Gravois Road, St. Louis, MO, 63123
Lone Elk Park

Lone Elk Park is a wildlife management area, with bison, wild turkey, waterfowl, elk and deer. Motor ...

1 Lone Elk Park Rd, Valley Park, MO, 63088
Mauhaus Cat Cafe

During this initial reopen phase we are booking to groups (ideally family or friends that are comfor ...

3101 Sutton Blvd, Maplewood, MO, 63143
Purina Farms

Purina Farms is closed for the season beginning Monday, November 1st, 2021 and will welcome back gue ...

200 Checkerboard Drive, Gray Summit, MO, 63039
Riverside Wildlife Center

We offer two part tours and have a variety of animals ranging from big cats to small reptiles. Ou ...

275 Highway W, Stanton, MO, 63079
Saint Louis Aquarium at Union Station

The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station is the centerpiece of a $187 million family entertainment co ...

201 S. 18th St., St Louis, MO, 63103
Saint Louis Zoo

Enjoy an adventure every time you visit. Knowing a discovery will be made around each corner. You’re ...

One Government Drive, St. Louis, MO, 63110
Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House

More than a thousand live tropical butterflies fly freely in the glass conservatory at the Sophia M. ...

15193 Olive Blvd, Chesterfield, MO, 63017
Suson Park Farm

Country living is just around the corner at the Suson Park animal farm display. Most breeds of farm ...

6073 Wells Road, St Louis, MO, 63128
Wild Animal Adventure Park

Come and see many of your favorite animals close up including wolves, white tigers, lions and more. ...

Open Season: Year-Round
2719 North Service Road East, Stanton, MO, 63080
Wildlife Rescue Center

The Wildlife Rescue Center rehabilitates injured, sick, and orphaned native wildlife and releases he ...

1128 New Ballwin Road, Ballwin, MO, 63021
World Bird Sanctuary

The World Bird Sanctuary rests peacefully on 305 acres of Missouri hardwood forest, next door to Lon ...

125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road, Valley Park, MO, 63088