JXN Zoo Reopens With Limited Hours

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The Jackson Zoo has reopened, welcoming visitors for restricted, weekend-only hours. 

The zoo’s restricted hours during this “soft” opening phase will be 10 am to 4pm on Saturdays and 1pm to 4pm on Sundays. There will be fun, family- friendly events each day at 2 pm featuring rotating presentations from Terry Vandeventer’s Living Reptile Museum and Freedom Ranch Outreach Birds of Prey. Visitors are reminded that due to state mandates, weather or other conditions, Zoo hours can change without notice.

There are new procedures for all visitors including the requirement that online reservations must be made BEFORE arrival.  This includes JZ Member reservations.  Visitors are asked to reserve admission online, bring your bar-coded receipt and pay for your reservations in the Zoo’s SHOP upon arrival.  The price of admission is $8 for all adults and $5 for children 2 – 12 years of age.  Children under two are admitted free.

“We are proud of the improvement to our infrastructure and we know that the public misses the opportunity to see our animal friends, but we want to take every precaution to ensure that our animals, staff and guests are safe,” Harris said.

Jackson Zoo Interim Director David L. Wetzel said the rules are in place so the Zoo can do its part to stem the spread of COVID-19: “We look forward to welcoming our community back to the Jackson Zoo and thank you for your patience as we work to ensure a safe and fun experience for our guests,” he added. 

Keeping Guests Safe: New Rules

For more information on safety procedures and upcoming events, check the Zoo’s website at jacksonzoo.org and email questions to admissions@jacksonzoo.org.