Today's Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Complete Hours

Advance Reservations Required Only for
Select Special Events


Updated August 2022

Please check back to our website for information on which events require advance reservations.

Currently, outdoor Zoo habitats are open, along with animal buildings open at 100% capacity. Masks are not required for visitors outside.

Masks are now highly encouraged inside Zoo buildings. Physical distancing continues to be recommended.

Panther chameleonAnimal buildings are open at 100% capacity:

  • Apes of Africa
  • Aquatic & Reptile Center
  • Aviary
  • Big Cat Country
  • Elephant Care Center / Conservation Outpost
  • Family Farm Dairy Complex
  • Giraffe Building
  • Primates of the World
  • Small Mammals

Merchandise outlets currently open:

  • The Gift Shop is open at 100% capacity.

For special attractions such as the Zoo Train and Carousel, check the Plan Your Visit section of our website for details.

Visual signage will remind visitors to maintain a 6-foot physical distance inside all Zoo buildings.

Admission Fees and Hours

CheetahsZoo Guidelines

  • Masks are now highly encouraged for visitors inside all Zoo buildings. Physical distancing will continue to be recommended.
  • Concession areas available include the Flamingo Café and the Coffee Shop, open regularly on weekdays and weekends.
  • Visitors can bring in food and non-alcoholic beverages. No glass bottles.
  • Visitors can bring in strollers, wheelchairs and electric scooters

The Zoo is dedicated to the well-being and safety of its patrons, staff and animals, and will continue to follow the required guidelines related to COVID-19. Changes to Zoo operations and protocols may occur at any time.

Before visiting, check the Zoo’s website for a detailed list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to the phases of reopening.

For further questions, please contact the Zoo’s Marketing and Communications Department at 414.256.5466.