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:
We hope to open the Feed a Giraffe experience and Parakeet Feeding soon. At the Feed a Giraffe experience, we are reconfiguring the deck so it can be a one-way experience.
Masks are strongly encouraged but not required to attend Blank Park Zoo, except in the indoor Discovery Center Exhibit. All guests, ages 10 and up, will be required to wear a mask while touring. (This policy changed on June 29 and will become effective July 3)
Zoo employees are required to wear masks in public areas where they cannot ensure a six foot social distance from guests or coworkers and another form of PPE, such as plexiglass, is unavailable.
As more experiences open, we strongly recommend our guests to wear masks, especially in the indoor areas, and refrain from touching the ‘high - touch point areas,’ such as glass and acrylic windows, signs, and barriers.
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.