Rules & Regulations

Zoo Rules and Prohibited Items & Activities

  • In accordance with the Utah Clean Air Act, Utah’s Hogle Zoo is SMOKE FREE Smoking of tobacco, e-cigarettes or other products that produce a vapor or smoke are not allowed. There is no smoking anywhere on Zoo grounds. This includes the parking lots and Zoo entrance. To smoke, guests must go out onto the public sidewalks.
  • Zoo Visitors must have an entrance ticket for that day or a membership card with photo I.D. to be admitted.
  • Zoo Visitors may leave and come back on the same day, as long as they keep their entrance ticket.
  • Zoo Visitors must wear proper attire, including shoes, shirts and pants. Water type or regular shoes must be worn in the splash pad and all other areas of the Zoo. Bare Feet are not allowed anywhere on Zoo grounds.
  • Children on Zoo grounds should be supervised at all times.
  • OUTSIDE ANIMALS AND PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED. Animals should NOT be left in vehicles. All animal laws will be enforced by Salt Lake County Animal Services
  • Service Dogs must be checked in at Guest Services in order to be allowed into the Zoo, no exceptions. We follow ADA guidelines which are available in the Guest Service Department.
  • Utah’s Hogle Zoo will not be responsible for lost, damaged or stolen property.
  • For your safety, please stay on designated pathways.
  • Do not cross over barriers or fences.Failure to do so will result in being asked to leave the premises and possible prosecution.
  • Utah’s Hogle Zoo reserves the right to refuse service.

For the health and safety for our animals and guests, we do not allow the following items on Zoo grounds:

  1. Balloons of any kind
  2. Selfie Sticks (hand-held extension poles for cameras and mobile devices)
  3. Segway’s or similar motorized vehicles. (These items may be used for medical purposes as approved by Security. Contact Guest services for assistance.) Motorized wheel chairs are OK.
  4. Recreational devices with wheels, such as bicycles/tricycles, skateboards, scooters, heely type shoes, inline or roller skates or other self-propelled type items. Bicycles.
  5. Water guns, water balloons or similar type items. Water Spray Bottles are allowed on Hot Days. (those bought from the gift shop are allowed anytime)
  6. Glass containers.
  7. Alcoholic beverages or any illegal substances.
  8. Laser Pointers, flashlights, or flash photography
  9. Gas Grills or charcoal barbecues.
  10. Stickers or confetti.
  11. Balls of Any Kind, yo-yo’s, throwing discs, i.e. Frisbee’s, whistles, beads and any other item deemed unsafe, harmful or disruptive to animals and guests.

The following activities are NOT ALLOWED on Zoo grounds:

  • The sale of goods or services or the display of goods or services for sale.
  • The distribution of promotional items, merchandise, printed or recorded materials of any kind in the Zoo or in the parking lots unless prior written approval from the Utah’s Hogle Zoo marketing department has been given.
  • Feeding of the animals in the Zoo including free roaming birds.
  • Photography, videotaping, or recording of any kind for commercial purposes.
  • Engaging in unsafe acts or any other act that may impede the safe operation of the Zoo.

Rights of Utah’s Hogle Zoo:

  1. We may photograph, film, videotape, record or otherwise reproduce the image and /or voice of any person who enters the Zoo and use the same for any purpose without permission or payment.
  2. We reserve the right to deny admission, or to require a person already admitted to leave the Zoo, without refund, liability or compensation if we consider that the circumstances so require.
  3. We may from time to time, without notice, liability or compensation, change the operating hours of the Zoo, Train or Carousel, days of operation, close any part of it temporarily, restrict the number of persons having access to the Zoo, and/or suspend or cancel any show, presentation or program if we consider that the circumstances require.
  4. Zoo rules and Regulations are subject to change without notice.
  5. If you have any questions, please contact a Guest Service or Security Manager at the Main Gate.


Revised 3-1-2017