Touch a stingray at the Saint Louis Zoo's Stingrays at Caribbean Cove.
Wash your hands thoroughly, reach into the water and gently pet one of the cownose stingrays as it glides by—they apparently welcome the contact—at the Saint Louis Zoo’s Stingrays at Caribbean Cove. It’s just one of the many outstanding exhibits at one of the top zoos in the U. S. (rated #1 in Zagat survey). Admission to the Zoo and most exhibits is free. Admission to the Children’s Zoo ($4), Caribbean Cove ($4) and Carousel ($3) are free the first hour the zoo is open. Adventure Pass (covers many ticketed attractions) $12.95. Open daily 8am-5pm, F-Su until 7pm. Parking $15. www.stlzoo.org. In Forest Park; enter park at any entrance and follow signs., 314.781.0900.