The L.A. Zoo Reopens Today, Here’s What You Need To Know

By Secret Los Angeles August 26, 2020


The Los Angeles zoo is reopening today, with new guidelines in place.

After almost 6 months of closure, 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 the COVID-related state orders and has remained shut for the longest period in the zoo’s history.

“The world has changed over the last several months,” said Zoo Director and CEO Denise M. Verret, “and so has your Los Angeles Zoo,” with enhanced protocols and procedures to ensure the health and safety of guests, staff, and animals.”

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 online make a reservation in advance.  Tickets are already sold out for most time slots this week, which may also be a result of limit on capacity. In addition to this, masks must be worn at all times if you’re over 2 years of age.


As expected, the Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel, The Papiano Playpark, and the contact yard at the Winnick Family Children’s Zoo will remain closed. All talks and events will also be canceled.

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.

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