Reopen

 

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:

•  Per Governor Abbott’s executive order: Masks are required in all indoor spaces of the Zoo including: Zootique Gift Shop, Saltwater Aquarium, Freshwater Aquarium, Herpetarium, Brazos at Night and Restrooms. Masks are required for animal safety in the following outdoor areas: Asian Forest, Jaguar and Bobcat exhibits and in all other areas where social distancing of 6ft or more from another person not in the same household is not possible.

• Do not feed the animals
• Respect all barriers
• Wash Your hands – Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the Zoo
• 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

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

  • Asian Forest (Orangutans, Tigers, and Komodo Dragons) -(Masks required)
  • Jaguar Habitat-(Masks required)
  • Bobcat Habitat-(Masks required)
  • Squirrel Monkey Habitat-Modified

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

  • Lemur Exhibit- Closed due to low lake level
  • Gibbon Exhibit- Closed due to low lake level
  • Giraffe Feeding
  • Tortoise Encounters
  • Shore Bird Feeding
  • Behind the Scenes Tours

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: https://gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/organization/opentexas/OpenTexas-Checklist-Zoo-Aquarium-Natural-Cavern-Visitors.pdf


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 is $12.50 (adults age 13+)/$9.50 (children 3-12)/$11.50 (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?
Per Governor Abbott’s executive order: Masks are required for anyone 10 years of age and older in all indoor spaces of the Zoo including: Zootique Gift Shop, Plaza Cafe, Saltwater Aquarium, Freshwater Aquarium, Herpetarium, Brazos at Night exhibit and Restrooms. Masks are required for the protection of the animals in the following outdoor spaces: Asian Forest, Jaguar and Bobcat exhibits and in all areas where social distancing of 6ft or more from another person not in the same household is not possible.

View the full order here: https://open.texas.gov/uploads/files/organization/opentexas/EO-GA-29-use-of-face-coverings-during-COVID-19-IMAGE-07-02-2020.pdf 

For more information please visit: https://covidwaco.com/

What are dining and shopping options?
Treetops Cafe, our outdoor walk-up cafe, is open during operating hours. Plaza Cafe is open Friday-Sunday and some weekdays with grab & go snacks and drinks. Zootique Gift Shop is open for souvenirs. Guests are permitted to bring their own food and drinks (glass items, alcohol, and single-use disposable straws are NOT permitted)

Most of all… Be Safe and Have Fun!

Still Have Questions?

Call us at 254-750-8400

Members

Call us at 254-750-8415 or email membership@cameronparkzoo.com