The Los Angeles zoo is reopening today, with new guidelines in place.
After closing in December, Angelenos can visit the 133-acre L.A. zoo and its 1,400 creatures once again. It closed its doors to the public in mid-March due to the COVID-related state orders and remained shut for the longest period in the zoo’s history, it reopened in August and closed again after the regional stay-at-home order went into place.
The Los Angeles Zoo is officially open! For the safety of guests, staff, and animals, we will continue to offer a modified experience, and advance, timed-entry reservations are required for all. Find everything you need to plan *your* visit at https://t.co/VUf8pw94PX. #LAZooLove pic.twitter.com/kDUltgidbs
— Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens (@LAZoo) February 16, 2021
However, your next visit will look a little different, with a list of social distancing and sanitization protocols in place. For starters, you will need to make a reservation in advance with the last reservation timeslot being 3 p.m. Tickets are already sold out for most time slots this week, which may also be a result of limit on capacity.
Here are the rest of the health and safety measures in place:
- Masks must be worn at all times if you’re over 2 years of age.
- Credit and debit cards are the preferred method of payment.
- In-person presentations and interactive exhibits are closed until further notice.
- guests will need to remain stationary while eating and drinking.
- There are new traffic flows in place with signage to help guests remain 6 feet apart at all times.
- Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the zoo.
Tickets are $22 for those 13 and over and $17 for children ages 2 to 12. Infants can go free of charge. Timeslots begin at 10:00 am, with the last entry at 15:00 pm.
Featured Image @lazoo via Instagram