Courtesy of Aversa Public Relations and Philadelphia Zoo
Taking a phased reopening approach, the Zoo will welcome Philadelphia Zoo members first beginning Monday, July 6th, Tuesday, July 7th and Wednesday, July 8th and to the general public on Thursday, July 9th. Members can reserve tickets online beginning Thursday, June 25th and the public can purchase tickets online beginning Friday June 26th at www.PhiladelphiaZoo.org.
In addition to phasing the opening, the Zoo will limit visitor capacity and implement health and safety measures recommended by state and local officials to provide a safe environment for humans and animals alike. “We are happy to welcome everyone back to see our amazing animals and excited staff while connecting with nature and the outdoors,” says Dewan.
* All visitors MUST reserve / pre-purchase timed-tickets for admission at www.PhiladelphiaZoo.org. Tickets will not be available for purchase onsite.
* Tickets for ages 2+ are $20, and parking is $17 per vehicle. Children under age 2 are free but must have a reserved ticket.
At the Zoo guests will see:
* Indoor animal exhibits and attractions including the Rainforest Carousel, Wildworks Ropes Course, SEPTA PZ Express Train, and Swan Boats remain closed.
* Touchless toilets, faucets, paper towel and soap dispensers.
* Hand sanitizing stations throughout the campus.
* More grab and go food selections and touchless transactions at food locations like The Urban Green, Impala Plaza, Eagles’ Roost—for mobile order scheduled pick-up as well as window service and Dippin’ Dots.
* Guests can bring their own food in the Zoo.
* Clean Team – staffers dedicated to sanitizing and cleaning high touch areas.
* New procedures that allow public safety officers to check bags without touching.
“We are committed to creating a great environment for everyone. With 42-acres of beautiful gardens, the Zoo is the perfect spot to connect with loved ones while enjoying the outdoors,” says Dewan. While closed to the public, the Zoo launched the Spring Back Fund where supporters can help fund Zoo operations, launched a new, limited-edition shirt and hoodie line purchased at https://dsgntree.com/philadelphia-zoo, and joined Cameo a website and app that creates personalized videos starring the Zoo’s famous penguin flock. To support the Zoo directly visit www.PhiladelphiaZoo.org/donate.