Aching for a face-to-face interaction with the planet's niftiest critters? Get to know all our amazing ambassador animals at the all-new St. Louis Aquarium. Whether you opt for a behind-the-scenes aquarium tour or want to explore our animal habitats and galleries at your leisure, we guarantee you'll experience something magical.
Have you ever looked a snake in the eye or marveled at the intricate detail of a tortoise shell? You can do this and more during your visit to the St. Louis Aquarium. Enjoy up-close encounters with the Aquarium’s animal ambassadors, such as a ball python, Sulcata tortoise, sugar glider, otter, or many others, and talk directly to the biologists who care for them. These encounters are included with your general admission or annual passes, so be sure to bring your questions.
No trip to our St. Louis Aquarium would be complete without (gently) paddling a hand in our Touch Pools. Let doctor fish give your fingers a check-up. Pet a cownose ray or bamboo shark. Explore the rigid shell of a horseshoe crab or the bumpy arms of a sea star. Perfect for kids of all ages, our three touch tanks are must-stops as you venture through our 120,000-square-foot aquarium.
Get ready for some pruned fingers because access to our Touch Pools is included with your general admission or Aquarium annual pass.