Opening dates: June 29 through July 1 for members only; July 2 open to the public
• Admission hours will be open 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (zoo closes at 4:00) and capacity will be monitored.
• All guests over the age of two will be required to bring and wear a mask or face covering, unless doing so is contrary to their health/safety due to a medical condition. Likewise, all Ross Park Zoo staff will be wearing masks to protect you as well.
• If you are feeling ill, or living with someone who is displaying symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. We look forward to seeing you another day.
• Maintain CDC suggested social distancing of at least 6’ between visitor groups. Signage and pavement decals have been installed to help remind our visitors.
• Additional hand sanitizer dispensers have been added throughout the zoo.
• The Leopard’s Spot Snack Shack will NOT be open until a later date. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase at the admission booth and Zoovenirs Gift Shop.
• The Zoovenirs Gift Shop will be open for limited capacity shopping. Guests may avoid walking through the gift shop when they exit by leaving through our old entry gate.
• For your safety, all visitors will follow a linear path through the zoo. The following areas and exhibits will not be visible until a later date: African Waters, New World Tropics, red-necked wallaby, Wolf Woods (wolves visible on upper path), Arctic fox.
• Admission will be offered at a reduced rate of $7.00 per person until all areas of the zoo are reopened.
• All Ross Park Zoo memberships expiring on or before June 30, 2020 have automatically been extended for 3 months.
The zoo officially opened in 1875, and is currently the 5th oldest zoo in the country. A historical, family attraction, this quaint facility is home to over 100 different species of animals, including African penguins, red pandas, wallabies and Amur tigers.