Due to COVID-19 concerns, we are open to the public with a limited capacity of 500 persons on Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm, and Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm (subject to change without notice). Last ticket sold each day at 2:45 p.m.


  • ADMISSION MUST BE SECURED ONLINE. Daily tickets and JZ Member* reservations are now required BEFORE arrival, and can be purchased/reserved online in our SHOP. Walk ups are not guaranteed entry. All Jackson Zoo memberships that were active as of September 30, 2019, have been extended for the length of our closure. Annual memberships cannot be renewed or sold at this time.
  • FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED unless medically exempt. (Until animal experts can find a way to make a tiger or a chimp wear a mask, all humans in the park will need to comply.)
  • Groups must be 10 persons or less.
  • All guests and staff must abide by the 6′ social distancing measures.
  • Guests must follow the adjusted directional park trail (download current park map HERE
  • All high-volume public rooms and spaces remain closed until further notice: Playgrounds, Gertrude C Ford Education Building, Water Creatures, Backyard Creatures, and Splash Pad.
  • Gift Shop will have limited outside access, and rides on the Endangered Species Carousel are limited and socially distanced. (The Livingston Train is currently not running, but scheduled to return.) 
  • Dippin’Dots, Brick Street Pops,  and Hot Diggity Dog concessions are available near the cafe seating area. Pepsi drink vending machines are also on grounds.
  • No outside food or coolers are allowed inside the zoo. 
  • Although we love all animals, only certified service animals are allowed entrance to the zoo, and must be announced. (Unfortunately, therapy or emotional support animals are not allowed under the Americans with Disabilities Act.) Read our full policy here.

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