The Indianapolis Zoo has announced June 19 as its reopening date!
Due to the corona virus, entry to the Zoo has changed. All guests and members must obtain a timed ticket in advance by going to www.IndianapolisZoo.com. Timed tickets will be available to Zoo members starting mid-morning on Monday, June 15, and to the general public starting mid-morning Wednesday, June 17.
“We have a safe and smart plan to reopen for visitors. I know people are eager to return to the Zoo and I am confident we will provide a safe, healthy environment and a great experience.” said Dr. Rob Shumaker, President and CEO of the Indianapolis Zoological Society. “I can’t wait to welcome our community back to the Zoo.”
Here’s a checklist of what guests and members need to know:
• All guests and members must obtain a timed ticket in advance by going to www.IndianapolisZoo.com. Members must reserve a spot ahead of time for any guests included in their memberships – the Zoo is not able to accommodate additional discount ticket purchases for members at this time.
• 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/cold-like symptoms or have a temperature of 100.4 or above, we request them to remain at home.
• Staff will wear masks and guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks.
• All transactions at the Zoo are cashless.
• Visitors are required to wait at or in their vehicles until their entry time. Parking is included with admission.
• Groups of visitors will be expected to follow the six feet of social distancing guidelines.
• Indoor exhibits will offer one-way traffic only with each area monitored with limitations of how many guests can be in the space at one time.
• Additional hand sanitizer stations have been added throughout the Zoo.
• The Zoo will be sanitized and disinfected daily. A specially trained cleaning crew will conduct continuous rounds of disinfecting all restrooms, trash cans, picnic tables and handrails.
• Water fountains will be turned off. Guests are urged to bring their own water bottles.
• The indoor café will be closed but food service will be available from the outdoor takeout windows with a limited menu initially and wrapped individual cutlery/condiments.
• Zoo staff and volunteers will be monitored daily for fever, and if found to have a concerning temperature, will be required to go home and follow CDC quarantine. Temps of 100.4 and higher will not be admitted to Zoo.
• Rides, playgrounds and overnight experiences will initially be closed. Camps will resume June 15.
For more details about camps go to www.IndianapolisZoo.com/learn-explore/.
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