We look forward to welcoming you in late 2019. Stay up to date on our progress by signing up for our email newsletter
As we get closer to opening day, you will find all the details needed to help you plan your visit, including hours of operation, admission price, amenities, and more on our Plan Your Visit Page.
We estimate the journey will take between 1-3 hours to see the entire aquarium depending on your group.
In order to fully experience and enjoy each of our galleries, animal exhibits, and daily events, we recommend allowing at least 4 hours for your visit to the St. Louis Aquarium. During your visit, you can also enjoy the many amenities available at Union Station, including shopping and dining, a miniature golf course, ropes course, ferris wheel, and more.
The aquarium will feature a diverse array of awe-inspiring wildlife, including colorful species of fish from around the world, birds, and a few mammals with interesting stories.
Animals are coming to the aquarium from other accredited institutions and sources that are sustainable and meet governmental standards. Once populations are established, the Aquarium will contribute back to the zoological community and collaborative breeding programs to help sustain wildlife populations
General admission tickets allow access to the aquarium and programs within our exhibits and galleries. Tickets to the ferris wheel, ropes course, miniature golf course, and mirror maze can be purchased separately. Guests can also purchase Combo Passes to multiple venues at a discounted price.
[ BUY TICKETS ] - Link to Tickets
Guests are invited to bring strollers, purses, backpacks, and cameras into the facility, but all bags must be checked at security, and no weapons of any kind are allowed on the premises. While cameras are permitted, please refrain from using flash photography in areas where restricted (as noted by signs), as it can interfere with wellbeing of animals who are sensitive to light. Please note that no pets are allowed in the aquarium, with the exception of service dogs for individuals with disabilities.
The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station will be fully accessible for those with limited mobility. Walkways, ramps and elevators will create easy wheelchair, walker and stroller access throughout your journey. Wheelchair rental will be available free for use during your visit, on a first-come, first-served basis.
For the safety and wellbeing of our animals, we do not permit outside food and drink to be admitted into the aquarium. For the convenience of our guests, we offer multiple dining locations within the facility. To learn more about dining options at the aquarium, visit the Dining page.
[ LEARN MORE ] - Link to Dining
Thank you for your interest in working with us at St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station! We are looking for talented professionals like you. Starting in 2019, we will be recruiting staff with various levels of experience and backgrounds in animal care and health, education, facilities maintenance, guest experience, sales and marketing, retail, finance and many more areas for this amazing project. Should you wish to be considered for employment, please join our email list (hyperlink) We will send out updates to everyone on this list as positions become available.