Starting this Saturday, Sept 27, through Sunday, Oct 12, on Saturdays and Sundays the St. Louis Zoo will be hosting Ottertoberfest from 10am-3pm. Admission is FREE and there will be lots of fun activities, plus all of the other fun FREE activities normally available at the Zoo. Remember also that the Children's Zoo is FREE the first hour the zoo is open every day, so from 9am-10am.
From the Zoo:
In honor of the fun-loving North American River Otters, the Zoo will host Ottertoberfest, a fall event featuring traditional German biergartens, live music, kids' activities, performers and more. At the biergartens, visitors can purchase beer, root beer, bratwurst, pretzels, and other German specialties. Otter-related kids' activities include an otterific obstacle course, otter tracks and crafts. Activities are designed for ages 2-10.
Parking in the Zoo parking lot is $10/car, but save yourself the cash and park on the street. You can even park across the highway and walk across the Tamm Avenue bridge. Keep in mind that if you are coming from I-44, the Hampton Ave. bridge will be closed from September 22 until next year.