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Polar Bear Awareness Week

Saint Louis Zoo
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Take a step into the Arctic without taking a step out of St. Louis! Celebrate Polar Bear Week with us at McDonnell Polar Bear Point. Enjoy polar bear themed activities for the whole family, enrichment and keeper chats, and the main event - Kali himself!

November 5 - 11, 2017

Keeper Chats and Enrichment
Kali will be celebrating his third Polar Bear Week at the Saint Louis Zoo, November 5-11! Meet his keepers and watch as he interacts with interesting enrichment activities.

Zoo staff will answer questions about the state of polar bears in the wild and offer ways we can all help.

10:30 a.m. — Every day of Polar Bear Week (Nov. 5-11).
1:00, 2:30 p.m.* — Sunday, November 5 only.

November 5, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
On November 5, we will have a Polar Bear Week Kick Off celebration at Polar Bear Point!

Learn about how climate change impacts polar bears and the arctic and take a pledge to help #saveourseaice Learn about polar bears and their role in Alaska Native communities.

Take a selfie at our polar bear photo booth!

Zoo ALIVE teen volunteers will Sdemonstrate the need for reducing plastic bag use to protect ocean animals and the environment with the #byetobags campaign.

What does a polar bear's fur feel like? Just how big are its paws and teeth? Get a closer look at bear biofacts and their amazing adaptations.

Have an old hand-held electronic device (think cell phones, tablets, ipods, etc)? You can recycle them at our Polar Bear Day Kick Off and for every device you recycle, you can enter to win polar bear themed prizes, including a special Kali enrichment feature and keeper chat just for your group!