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Los Angeles Zoo reopens

Limited capacity; reservation required

OW Staff Writer | 4/8/2021, 8:01 a.m.
The Los Angeles Zoo has reopened to the public...

The Los Angeles Zoo has reopened to the public for the first time since the most recent COVID-19 regional stay-at-home order went into effect on Dec. 7, 2020.

Zoo officials said they have modified the zoo experience to make it safe for guests and to conform with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health's safety protocols.

Visitors should expect:

  • An online reservation-based ticketing system for all visitors, including members;

  • Limited capacity within the zoo;

  • Face covering requirements for all staff and guests who are 2 years old and older;

  • Enhanced cleaning procedures for high-contact surfaces and restrooms;

  • Hand sanitizer stations throughout the zoo;

  • One way traffic pathways throughout the zoo to allow for physical distancing among guests;

  • Signs reminding people to physically distance, as well as markers and physical barriers placed throughout the zoo;

  • The closure of high touch areas, including the Papiano Playpark, the contact yard at the Winnick Family Children's Zoo, and the Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel;

Admission is $22 for adults and $17 for children between the ages of two and 12. People can begin making reservations at www.lazoo.org/reopening.