Catch the wave of excitement over the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station

Rendering of the outside of the St. Louis Aquarium

St. Louis has made a name for themselves when it comes to being a family friendly town. With a wide variety of both free and paid attractions you won’t find a shortage of ways to entertain your family.

But until recently, an aquarium in the Gateway City, had been nothing but a passing thought.

More than just the locals are excited about the aquarium, the rare blue lobster that was found recently? It has even been donated to the St. Louis Aquarium, in honor of the Blue’s Stanley Cup win.

I was fortunate enough to be invited to see the progress of the aquarium. The setting is so incredibly unique, the history of Union Station is preserved while breathing new life into the building.

In fact, the Curio Collection by Hilton located inside of Union Station will have rooms looking directly into the aquarium. Roughly there are about 30 hotel rooms that will have a birds-eye view directly into the action.

St. Louis Aquarium - Hotel rooms overlooking the aquarium.

Here is what we know at the upcoming opening of the St. Louis Aquarium

When does the St. Louis Aquarium open?

The aquarium is slated to open late 2019 the hope is around Christmas time, but that timeline can change based on how the finishing pieces of construction fall into place.

What are the hours of St. Louis Aquarium?

The projection is for the aquarium to be open 10am to 6pm daily.

How much will tickets be to the St. Louis Aquarium?

This has yet to be determined, but there will be options for stay and play a hotel room and aquarium ticket combo.

Additionally, Union Station will be home to a 18 hole miniature golf course, a new carousel and a St. Louis wheel. The St. Louis wheel is a 200 foot tall observation wheel! So ticketing options will also include the chance to bundle any/all of those extras.

Rendering of the shark enclosure at the St. Louis Aquarium
Rendering of the shark enclosure at the St. Louis Aquarium

What types of animals will be at the St. Louis Aquarium?

In addition to the sea life that you’d typically expect from an aquarium, the otter exhibit is set to be the star of the show.

Guests will also have the chance to get up close and personal with a sloth who will be in the main floor area, with a handler of course!

The excitement about the opening is contagious and we can’t wait to see the final product!

The St. Louis Aquarium is set to open in late 2019. Find out what you need to know to make plans for this exciting new attraction to St. Louis.