Petting Zoos in the St. Louis, Missouri area

This week I thought I would share a few of the fun places in and around St. Louis where you can take the kids to get up close and personal with the animals. I was very lucky growing up to have family who took me to so many of these wonderful places and I have great memories of all of them. As my son was growing up I continued the tradition and took him to interact with the animals too, T’s favorite on this list was the Butterfly House.

  • Grant’s Farm

    I grew up going to Grant’s Farm at least once a year with my family. Most of the men in our family worked at Anheuser-Busch and Grant’s Farm is owned by them so it was a given that we would visit. You can get up close and pet the famous Clydesdale horses, feed the parakeets, and pet and feed the baby goats! On July 18, Grant’s Farm is partnering with the St. Louis Area Foodbank also for a food drive. For every item donated, guests will receive $1 off parking and there is no food donation limit!

  • Suson Park

    This park was only about 10 minutes from my home growing up and we spent a lot of time here over the years. It is a huge park with fishing ponds, playgrounds, picnic areas, and the wonderful animal farm. You can pet many of the animals and feed some as well. Plan on taking a picnic and spending a full day exploring all of the park.

  • Children’s Zoo at the St. Louis Zoo

    Within the amazing St. Louis Zoo is the Children’s Zoo where kids can gently pet and get up close to animals brought out by docents and zookeepers. This area does charge a $4 admission, but it is well worth the money for the educational experiences and fun inside for the kids.

  • Butterfly House

    Yes, you can even pet the butterflies at the magnificent Butterfly House in Faust Park. The indoor butterfly habitat is beautiful and there are thousands of butterflies flying all around. It is not unusual for them to land on you even! Also in Faust Park is the historic indoor carousel, make sure you walk over to take a ride after you visit the butterflies.

  • World Aquarium

    Another wonderful place to interact with animals, but this time those that make their home in the water. Plenty of exhibits and chances to interact with the animals. This is now located within the City Museum and you must pay admittance to both but they are both wonderfully fun for the entire family.

  • Purina Farms

    This is actually one place I have not personally been to in St. Louis but I always here such wonderful things about it. Along with the baby animal petting area they also have wagon rides, cow-milking demonstrations, canine agility performances, and more.

Have you visited any of these locations in St. Louis? Do you know of other places in the St. Louis area where you can interact with animals?



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