Welcome Back…We Missed You!

Our mission hasn’t changed, our methods have

Cameron Park Zoo’s mission statement is “To promote conservation awareness and cultural enrichment through education and recreation. To be a survival center for native and exotic animal species and an active community partner in economic development through tourism” We can’t wait to see you at the Zoo again soon.

Please read carefully before planning your visit.

Things to remember to keep yourself and our animals safe:

• Do not feed the animals
• Respect all barriers
• Wash Your hands – Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the Zoo
• Consider wearing a mask
• Do not touch your face and refrain from touching things throughout the Zoo
• Maintain Appropriate Social Distancing – 6 feet for Safety
• Consider buying your tickets or membership online to have a contact free entrance.

Changes in the Zoo

Due to the Governor’s restrictions for zoos and following state and local government guidelines, all indoor spaces, other than restrooms, will be temporarily closed during the first phase of re-opening. When these areas re-open, it could be with modified viewing and limited admission.

The following indoor spaces will be closed:

  • Marine Aquarium
  • Freshwater Aquarium
  • Herpetarium
  • Brazos at Night
  • Plaza Cafe
  • Treetops Cafe
  • Zootique Gift Shop

Since some animals are susceptible to human to animal transmission of COVID-19, the following areas will be closed or modified:

  • Asian Forest
  • Jaguar Habitat
  • Bobcat Habitat
  • Squirrel Monkey Habitat
  • Giraffe Feeding
  • Tortoise Encounters
  • Shore Bird Feeding
  • Behind the Scenes Tours

For the safety and health of young children, Grammy Nell’s Playground and the Otter slide will also be closed.

During these unprecedented times things change quickly. Be sure to check this page and our social media channels to learn what is open each day.

We want our visitors to know that the Zoo staff and animals have missed you and look forward to seeing you soon.  Most of all, they want you to be safe and have fun!

For more information on Governor Abbott’s health protocol for Zoos and Aquariums visit:

Frequently Asked Questions

Have your hours changed?
Our hours will remain 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

What about the cost of admission and parking?
Admission pricing remains: $12 (adults age 13+)/$9 (children 3-12)/$11 (seniors age 60 and up)/FREE (children 2 and under).
Parking is free.

Will it be possible to follow social distancing protocols inside the Zoo?
Yes, absolutely. We’ve made some changes inside the park to allow all Zoo staff, volunteers, and guests to appropriately social distance. You will see markers at the entrance areas as well as signage throughout the Zoo to remind you to follow these guidelines.

Is it safe to visit the Zoo?
The changes we have put in place are meant to create the safest possible environment for everyone at the Zoo, including our visitors, staff, volunteers, and the animals in our care. We ask that everyone follow social distancing protocols and other posted guidelines throughout the Zoo, as well as respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene.

What are you doing to keep the animals safe?
Animal care staff will continue to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) during their shifts to keep our animals safe. Additionally, all of our zoologists, managers, animal commissary technician and veterinarian staff will continue using PPE anytime they are working with our animals, their food, or anything else the animals may come in contact with.

Do I have to wear a mask? What about my kids?
While masks are not required to enter the Zoo, the guidelines listed in Governor Abbott’s Open Texas Plan states: Consistent with the actions taken by many individuals across the state, consider wearing cloth face coverings (over the nose and mouth) when entering a zoo, aquarium, natural cavern, or similar facility, or when within 6 feet of another person who is not a member of the individual’s household. If available, individuals should consider wearing non-medical grade face masks.

What are dining and shopping options?
Outdoor walk-up food options will be available. Guests are permitted to bring their own food and drinks (glass items, alcohol, and single-use disposable straws are NOT permitted) The Zootique Gift Shop will be closed but there will be buying opportunities and wagon rentals at outdoor kiosks.

Most of all… Be Safe and Have Fun!

Still Have Questions?

Call us at 254-750-8400


Call us at 254-750-8415 or email