Zoo looking at options for charging admission fees - KMOV.com

Zoo looking at options for charging admission fees

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) - The St. Louis Zoo is working with Washington University students to study options for charging admission fees.

The study comes after a survey that named St. Louis Zoo to be the number one free attraction in the nation.

Researchers say they plan to look at several fee structures from September - December and their potential impact on attendance.

According to researchers, the zoo does not have the power to charge admission on its own. The charge would require a change in state law, which currently mandates the zoo to be open to the public free of charge.

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