The Saint Louis Zoo is leading the charge in getting St. Louis back to normal. It's announced a plan to reopen on June 13, with enhanced safety protocols recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization and state and local authorites.
In order to ensure good social distancing, the zoo will limit attendance and require free, timed, free reservations for entry. The zoo will be open daily; guests can make reservations beginning at 9 am Monday, June 8.
“I am amazed at the incredible care our staff has provided to the animals during this pandemic, as well as the diligent work underway in preparation to provide our guests with safe and memorable experiences,” says Dana Brown, president & CEO of the Saint Louis Zoo.
In order to best protect both the animals and humans at the zoo, staff will be required to wear face masks, as will all visitors ages 9 and over. Guests who are unable to wear a mask for medical reasons are exempt.
Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Saint Louis Zoo is part of an elite group of institutions that meet the highest standards in animal care and also provide fun, safe and educational family experiences. More than three million people visit the zoo, which is home to more than 13,000 animals representing 555 species, each year.