The Oregon Zoo Reopens July 12th – Here’s What You Need To Know

A lion At The Oregon Zoo. Photo by Cameron Yee via Flickr CC2.

The Oregon Zoo, located in Portland Oregon is ready to reopen on July 12th, 2020, with new safety protocols in place.  Here’s the information you need about getting tickets, and the new guidelines you’ll be expected to follow when visiting.

Oregon Zoo Covid-19 Guidelines

 

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For guest, staff and animal safety, there are some new guidelines to follow at the zoo in order to keep it open:

  • Masks: As with visits to many other popular Oregon locations, guests will be required to wear a mask when visiting the zoo.  All guests over the age of 6 are required to wear a face covering, though guests who are unable because of medical reasons will be exempt.  Guests will be allowed to remove or lower their face covering while eating or drinking.
  • Guests who feel sick are asked not to visit the zoo.
  • Once guests are inside the zoo, they’ll be required to follow a one-way path through the zoo.
  • What’s still closed inside the zoo: Some indoor and outdoor high-touch areas, all indoor dining areas, the train, carousel and play areas.  Keeper talks and animal presentations are also suspended for the time being.
  • You can bring in your own food, beverages, and coolers.  You may not bring in alcohol.  Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

How To Get Tickets To The Oregon Zoo In 2020

 

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All tickets to the Oregon Zoo (including for members) must be purchased in advanced online.  Here’s what you need to know about getting your tickets:

  • Guests will be asked to pick the day and time of their visit, and will receive an electronic ticket that can be scanned upon arrival.
  • If you have a membership card, it will not be required at this time because your tickets will have a unique number printed on them.  Those with a member ticket will be asked to show photo ID.
  • Timed-entry tickets will be available 10 days in advance. Guests must reserve tickets within ten days of their planned visit.
  • General admission ticket reservations begin July 8th, 2020.
    • General admission reservations are limited each day.
    • Purchases of general admission tickets are limited to 10 tickets.
    • Guests with general admission will need their reservation confirmation (printed or on phone) to check in.
    • Guests must arrive at their reserved time slot to ensure capacity isn’t exceeded.
    • The final time slot is 3-5 pm.  No entry will be allowed after 4 pm.
  • Get your tickets here.

 

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Get up to date info on the new regulations for visiting the Oregon Zoo here.

Are you planning on visiting the zoo when it reopens?  What exhibit are you looking forward to seeing the most?

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