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Blank Park Zoo's Reopening Strategy

Blank Park Zoo's Reopening Strategy

With the Governor’s announcement on June 10, 2020, Blank Park Zoo now enters the next phase of our reopening plan. Highlights of this plan include:

  • Current capacity is around 50 percent with greater emphasis on reminding guests to social distance as capacity increases.
  • Masks: Pursuant to the mayor’s proclamation on August 26, 2020, masks are required for ages two years and older while in the indoor areas of Blank Park Zoo and required in all outdoor spaces if you are not able to social distance. Any valid exemption in the mayor’s proclamation (click here) will also be a valid exemption while on Zoo property.
  • Train and Carousel rides continue to operate at limited capacity.
  • Kids’ Kingdom experience is now open.
  • The Discovery Center is now open.  
  • Please follow the one-way path through Australia, Kids’ Kingdom, Jamaa Kwa Africa, and, the Discovery Center.
  • We have moved away from timed-tickets to general admission any day tickets. If possible, please pre-purchase tickets before arriving at Blank Park Zoo. Members DO NOT need to reserve a ticket in advance for daytime admission.
  • When peak capacity occurs, admission may be delayed. Members and pre-purchased ticket holders will have priority admission.  
  • Click here to read our Enhance Reopening Measures FAQ

Pursuant to the mayor’s proclamation on August 26, 2020, masks are required for ages two years and older while in the indoor areas of Blank Park Zoo and required in all outdoor spaces if you are not able to social distance. Any valid exemption in the mayor’s proclamation (click here) will also be a valid exemption while on Zoo property.

Finally, we wanted to share these developments with you in advance to help you plan; however, since there are many aspects of the pandemic out of our control, we may have to make changes with little or no notice.

We want to thank you for being a supporter of Blank Park Zoo during this challenging time. As you can imagine, we have lost a significant amount of revenue during this crisis. The Zoo depends on operations to care for the animals at a cost of approximately $19,000 per day.  At this time, there is an urgent need, so please consider a donation to help with the care of the animals at YOUR Blank Park Zoo by clicking here.

Updated 9/8/2020

 

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