Indianapolis Zoo *Now Open*

Indianapolis Zoo *Now Open*

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The Indianapolis Zoo is excited to welcome guests and members back starting Friday, June 19!


All guests and members, including children under age 2, will need a timed-entry ticket. click for details The timed ticket is for your entry into the Zoo. Please arrive at the time on your ticket and wait in or near your vehicle until your exact entry time. This is to ensure we can get everyone through the entry gates safely. Once you’ve arrived at your reserved time, you’re free to enjoy the Zoo at your own pace.

Audience sizes will be limited inside the Ascension St. Vincent Dolphin Pavilion to ensure our guests can practice social distancing. If you want to attend a dolphin presentation, ask for a ticket at the gate.

We want you to be safe, and that means we’re strongly encouraging wearing masks. Our staff will wear masks and we hope you do too.

All transactions at the Zoo are cashless for now.

Indoor Café on the Commons is closed. A limited menu food service is available at Nana’s Kitchen, located on the main pathway near Flights of Fancy. Wrapped individual cutlery and condiments will be provided. Water fountains will be turned off, but the Zoo will have water bottle filling stations available inside the Oceans building and Ascension St. Vincent Dolphin Gallery.

Groups of visitors will be expected to follow the six feet of social distancing guidance. You’ll see clear markings on the ground throughout the Zoo to help with proper social distancing between groups. Indoor exhibits will offer one-way traffic only with each area monitored and limitations of how many guests can be in the space at one time.

The Zoo sits on 64 acres of outdoor space. We will follow the capacity and safety guidelines created by the state. We’ll also electronically monitor in real time the number of guests in spaces like White River Gardens, Oceans and the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center.

The Zoo will be sanitized and disinfected daily. A specially trained cleaning crew will conduct continuous rounds of disinfecting all high contact areas like restrooms, trash cans, picnic tables and handrails. The use of Virex, which is a one-step, quaternary-based disinfectant cleaner, will be used to clean and disinfect. We’ve also added more hand sanitizer stations throughout the Zoo.

Playgrounds, rides and overnight visits will be closed for now.

Zoo guests are urged to take their temperatures and perform health checks on their entire party before coming to the Zoo. If a guest is exhibiting any flu or cold-like symptoms or a temperature of 100.4 or higher, we request them to remain at home. Zoo staff and volunteers will be monitored daily for temperature.

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Date: July 31, 2020

Indianapolis Zoo
1200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis IN 46222

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