The Oregon Zoo is reopening its doors to the public on July 12. Here’s what you need to know before planning your visit.
Timed Entry Reservations
All zoo guests, including members, must now reserve timed tickets in advance online. You will be asked to pick the day and time to visit, and you will receive an electronic ticket that can be scanned when you arrive.
General admission reservations are limited each day. Purchases are limited to 10 tickets. Guests with general admission will need their reservation confirmation (printed or on phone) to check in. Guests must arrive at their reserved time slot to ensure capacity is not exceeded. The final time slot is 3-5 p.m., and no entry will be allowed after 4 p.m.
General admission ticket reservations are open. Visit the Oregon Zoo website to get your tickets.
Staff will be stationed throughout the zoo to help monitor areas where lines can form. Physical distancing markers will be placed to assist guests in avoiding crowds. Zoo staff continuously clean high-touch surfaces like vending machines, tables and chairs. If a guest feels sick before their reservation, the zoo asks that they not visit the zoo.
Face coverings required
The Oregon Zoo will require all guests over the age of 6 to wear a face covering while visiting. Guests who are unable to wear a face covering for medical reasons will be exempt. Guests are allowed to remove or lower their face covering when practicing appropriate physical distancing of 6 or more feet in designated locations and when eating or drinking.
Once inside, you will follow a one-way path through the zoo, and some indoor and high-touch areas will remain closed.
Explore the zoo map here. The following activities and facilities will not be available: Carousel and train, play areas, keeper talks, all indoor areas except Predators of the Serengeti and the Cascade Stream and Pond. Sit-down restaurants will be closed.
Handwashing and sanitizing stations
Handwashing stations will be located throughout the zoo. They will also have free hand sanitizer available at food areas, rest rooms and along the paths.
Food service, attractions and programs will be limited
Food will be available with card purchases only (no cash transactions). All indoor dining areas will be closed. The train, carousel and play areas will remain closed. During this initial reopening, keeper talks and animal presentations will not take place.
You may bring your own food, beverages and coolers, but no alcohol. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
Parking and re-entry
Parking is available in the city lot adjacent to the zoo and throughout Washington Park. Guests are encouraged to download and use the Parking Kitty app for easier parking payment. Oversized vehicles and trailers can park in designated areas.
During this limited-capacity reopening, there is no re-entry once guests have left the zoo.
For more information, visit the Oregon Zoo’s website.
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