Need to walk off that turkey? The Zoo will be open Thanksgiving day from noon to 4 p.m. Reservations are no longer required! Please note: all dining, attractions and some retail locations will be closed. Ready for leftovers? The Zoo offers several outdoor picnic areas with seating in shaded locations throughout the park. Lids, straws, glass containers and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited. If you bring a cooler, you are welcome to return it to your vehicle after you enjoy your meal, just be sure to have your hand stamped at the front gate before you exit in order to re-enter the Zoo.