Zoo’s Open


Here’s the scoop:

In order to ensure the safety of staff and guests – here are some of the modifications we’ve made in order to comply with health recommendations.

In anticipation of the Utah state COVID-19 “Endgame” bill now in effect, starting Friday 5/7/21, face masks will be strongly recommended, but not required for outdoor areas of Utah’s Hogle Zoo

CDC approved face masks will still be required for everyone ages 3+ for all indoor areas, rides, and animal encounters including:

  • Bathrooms
  • Small Animal Building
  • Zoofari Express & Conservation Carousel
  • Tidewater Cove
  • Giraffe Feeds & any other animal encounter
  • Gift shop & indoor food areas
  • Guest Services

We will be restricting the number of guests entering the Zoo each day in order to ensure proper distancing.

Guests are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and be patient with other guests to allow all to view the animals in a safe and comfortable setting.

All Zoo visits will now require a reserved time slot to enter the Zoo.

  • To help limit the amount of people in the zoo, we temporarily have to enact timed entry. All guests will have to reserve timed tickets for each member of their party for a designated time slot through our website.
  • There is no time limit on how long you can stay at the Zoo. Once inside you may stay until the Zoo closes at 6pm.
  • Reservations also apply to Zoo members. Your membership card, Photo ID, and your timed tickets will be checked on entry. Reserve your member tickets here:

  • Timed tickets will be sent to your email in a .pdf attachment. Tickets can be scanned off your phone.
  • 3:30 PM is the last available time slot.

All ticket purchases and reservations will be done online.

  • Guest & Member Services will be operating at a limited capacity to assist with membership and ticketing issues only. Timed ticket purchasing and reserving will need to be done online prior to your visit.

General Admission tickets can be reserved here:

SPECIAL OPERATING HOURS ON WEDNESDAY from 9AM – 10AM for guests ages 60 and older, and who are otherwise at high risk.

  • In order to cater to our more at-risk guests, we’ve created this special time slot before we open to the general public to give even more spacing and time to go through the zoo.

The Zoo entrance is now through the Events Pavilion.

  • All guests will now be entering through the events pavilion just East of the main entrance. There will be two lines inside the pavilion: one for the current time-frame, the other for the following time-frame. Anybody who arrives any earlier will have to wait in the car. Early or late arrivals will NOT be accommodated. There will be no Re-Entry. Please ensure that you have everything with you before entering the Zoo.

Some exhibits may still be closed.

  • Some exhibits may remain closed. This is temporary and we expect these attractions to open at a later date. Current closed areas are:
    • Beastro Grill
    • Creekside Playground
    • Splash Pad

The train and carousel are now open!

  • In order to “protect the herd”, we will be sanitizing the train and carousel frequently. We request everyone sanitize their hands before getting on either of these rides.
  • Tickets can be purchased online before your visit HERE or in person at our train and carousel ticket windows.

**Please note, these precautions are TEMPORARY and will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Changes can occur at any time. Please be patient with us as we try to best accommodate guest needs and state directives.**

We want to thank you, our community, for your patience and your support and we’re looking forward to seeing you back at the Zoo!