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Woodland Park Zoo Reopening July 1

Woodland Park Zoo announced today that they will open to the public for the first time since March on July 1, and timed-entry tickets will go on sale June 22. The Zoo has been losing several million dollars per month in revenues since the beginning of the pandemic, and only the generosity of the community has prevented disaster from occurring with regards to the care and feeding of the animals.

From today’s press release: “Thank you so much for your support during our closure. Since we closed our gates in March, a lot has changed at the zoo…Spring has definitely sprung! We’ve welcomed over 10 newborn animals and our grounds are in full bloom! We can’t wait to finally welcome you back to your urban oasis.”

What to know before you go 

To help keep you, our animals and our staff healthy, the Zoo has made some changes and things will look a little different to the last time you were at the zoo. As you plan your return visit, here’s what to expect:

Timed-Entry Tickets
To limit the number of guests inside the zoo at any given time, visitors will be able to purchase tickets with a specific entrance time. Tickets can be purchased in advance online beginning June 22.

Entry to the zoo will be through the West Entrance (near penguins) only.

Face Coverings
Woodland Park Zoo will require face coverings to be worn by guests and staff for the health and safety of all humans and animals at the zoo. Exceptions to the face covering requirement will be made for children under the age of 2 and people who are medically unable to wear one.

Indoor Closures
Zoomazium, Tropical Rain Forest, Historic Carousel, and other indoor areas will be temporarily closed and will open at a later date.

Food and Beverage
Food and beverage selections will be available throughout the zoo for grab-n-go or safely-spaced sit down options. 

One-Way Paths
Guests will be asked to follow the signs and visit the zoo using a one-way path around the main loop. Small paths will be marked to show the flow of traffic or closed depending on the ability to create social distance. 

Hand Washing
Hand washing and hand sanitation stations will be available and marked throughout the zoo. Hand washing will also be available in restrooms. Restrooms will receive increased cleaning and attendance from staff throughout the day.

Read the full list of changes >>