Friday August 21 – Members Only

  • 12 noon open
  • Dippin Dots, Brick Street Pops, Pepsi and other treats available
  • Socially distanced Endangered Species Carousel rides available ($2 each)
  • 2 pm Press Event with City of Jackson Parks & Recreation Director Ison B. Harris Jr
  • 3:30 pm Close

Saturday August 22 – General Admission and Members

Sunday August 23 – General Admission and Members

  • 1 pm open
  • Dippin Dots, Brick Street Pops, Pepsi, and treats available
  • Socially distanced Endangered Species Carousel rides all day ($2 each)
  • 2 pm Freedom Ranch Outreach Birds of Prey Presentation
  • 4 pm close

Reserving tickets or member passes online

General Admission Ticket Reservations

  1. Go to https://jacksonzoo.org/shop
  2. Choose your ticket with your preferred available date
  3. Reserve at least one adult age 16 or older
  4. Click ADD TO CART
  5. Continue shopping for other adults (13 and up) and children (2-12 years old, under 2 years are free) on the SAME DATE, then click ADD TO CART
  6. Go to CART
  7. Use code JZReserve to pay on arrival with cash, debit or credit, or
  8. Click CHECKOUT to pay with credit, debit through PayPal
  9. Print or save your order with BARCODE to bring with you to Admissions on the day of your visit

Member Pass Reservations

  1. Go to https://jacksonzoo.org/shop
  2. Choose the ticket with your preferred available date
  3. Reserve at least one adult age 16 or older
  4. Click ADD TO CART
  5. Continue shopping for other adults (13 and up) and children (2-12 years old, under 2 years are free) on the SAME DATE, click ADD TO CART
  6. Go to CART
  7. Use code MJZ2020-08 zero out the charges
  8. Click CHECKOUT
  9. Print or save your order with BARCODE to bring with you to Admissions on the day of your visit
  10. Be prepared to show member card or valid ID to prove active membership. An inactive membership at the gate will invalidate the reservation, and the guest will be charged regular admission.

MEMBERSHIPS THAT WERE ACTIVE ON SEPT. 30, 2019, HAVE BEEN EXTENDED, AND REMAIN ACTIVE. Memberships that expired BEFORE September 30 could not be extended. Although they will be kept on file, our membership program is on hold, so new or renewed memberships are unavailable at this time. Former members can purchase daily general admission tickets.

Questions about your membership? Email admissions@jacksonzoo.org or call 601-352-2580 ext 231 between 9 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday.

IMPORTANT: NEW COVID-19 GUIDELINES

  • 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.
  • Only 500 persons are allowed in the park per day. Groups must be 10 persons or less.
  • FACE MASKS ARE REQUIREDunless medically or physically exempt. NOTE: 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. We understand that some human children are very much like our animals when it comes to wearing a mask, but we ask that you try, maybe using the visit as practice to help keep our beloved animals safe.
  • All guests and staff must abide by the 6′ social distancing measures at all times.
  • 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 touch free outside access, and rides on the Endangered Species Carousel are limited and socially distanced with pretty bows, courtesy of Zoo Area Progressive Partnership ZAPP. (The Livingston Train is currently not running, but scheduled to return.) 
  • Dippin’DotsBrick Street Pops, and other treats will be available near the cafe seating area, and Pepsi vending machines are on grounds.
  • No outside food or coolers are allowed inside the zoo, and all goodies must remain at the Cafe seating area. Social distancing rules must be followed while seated.
  • Staff cleaning schedules have been increased for regular disinfecting, but we ask that you try not to touch windows or signs, if possible.
  • We’ve added several sanitizing stations throughout the park.

Why visit the Jackson Zoo?

  1. Get out of the house, taking a break from school and work with the family.
  2. Visit with and learn about some amazingly beautiful animals from all over the world.
  3. Check in with the dedicated JZ Staff and see their progress.
  4. Support an important Jackson attraction that has been in the community for over 100 years.

The Jackson Zoo is YOUR zoo. The more you visit, the more we can do in the future!

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