The Los Angeles Zoo reopens for the first time after the COVID-19 stay-at-home order was put into place last Dec. The zoo decided it was safe enough to open on Feb. 16 of this year.
Zoo officials and staff found a safe way for guests to enjoy a COVID friendly trip while following the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s safety protocols.
When visiting or planning a visit, guests should expect hand sanitizer stations all throughout the zoo, masks required for everyone excluding children under the age of 2, limited capacity to 2,400 people per day, and one-way pathways to maintain social distancing.
Tickets can be found through LAZoo.org. Guests can pick a date and time which requires people to come 30 minutes before the selected hour.
Although some areas aren’t open such as the play park, indoor lair building, carousel, and indoor dining, guests can still enjoy the sights of seeing wildlife, such as flamingos, otters, elephants, chimps, giraffes, and more.
The zoo asks for all guests to pay with a card, to prevent money from being exchanged around the park. However, they do accept cash, they just ask to provide the exact amount. The zoo is open seven days a week with the last entry time at 3 p.m Admission prices are $22 for adults and $17 for children between the ages of two and 12.
- Visitors are asked to not put their hands or face up against the gates or glass
- Limited capacity within the zoo
- Masks for everyone excluding those younger than 2 years old. (animal-themed masks are also in stores)
- Closure of indoor dining and enclosed exhibits
- No more presentations or in-person events allowed