Memphis Zoo Announces Reopening Plan
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Memphis Zoo Announces Reopening Plan

The Memphis Zoo is pleased to announce it will be reopening on Saturday, January 23.   

As the zoo reopens, additional protocols will be in place to provide the safest possible environment for our team, our visitors, and our animals.   

The zoo will limit any unnecessary contact or crowding by capping guest admissions at 50% capacity or 5,000 visitors at any given time.  


What the zoo is doing to keep our guests safe:  

  • All guests and zoo team members must wear facial covering consistent with in-public guidance. Children two and under are not required to wear masks. 
  • Retail shop capacity will be limited to 50%. Facial coverings must be worn inside gift shops.  
  • Cat House Café capacity will be limited to 50% and facial coverings must be worn until food/drink are served.  

We continue to follow current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines by asking employees and guests to stay home if they are sick, encouraging respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene, and routinely cleaning all surfaces and public areas. 

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the zoo on Saturday.  


About Memphis Zoo 

Memphis Zoo, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is home to more than 3,500 animals representing more than 500 different species. Recently named as one of the top zoos in the country by TripAdvisor® and by USA Today, Memphis Zoo has completed over $118 million in renovations and expansion since the early 1990s. The Zoo’s animal inhabitants reside in one-of-a-kind exhibits, such as Once Upon A Farm, The Commercial Appeal Cat Country, Primate Canyon, Animals of the Night, Northwest Passage, Teton Trek, CHINA - home to giant pandas YaYa and LeLe, and the Zambezi River Hippo Camp. Memphis Zoo was founded in 1906 and resides on 70 acres in the middle of Overton Park. It is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.