In light of state and local officials’ decision to lift the mask mandate, the Fort Worth Zoo strongly urges you to continue wearing a mask in public places, including outdoor spaces. All Zoo staff will continue to wear face coverings on Zoo grounds and we hope that you will continue to join us in following the safety measures we have had in place for the past several months.
**Please note, changes can occur at any time. Please be patient with us as we continue to navigate an ever-evolving situation.**
Mask up: You are strongly encouraged to wear a mask.
Spread out: Please practice social distancing and keep at least 6 feet of space between your party and other Zoo guests and staff.
Wash often: Please regularly wash your hands, especially after encountering high-touch areas. The Zoo provides restrooms and temporary handwashing stations throughout the park.
Stay home: If you or someone in your group is feeling ill, or if you are high-risk and are uncomfortable in public groups, please stay home. We look forward to your visiting at a later date.
Do your part: Be mindful of others, especially around popular animal habitats where groups of people may gather. With 60+ acres in the park, there is plenty of room for our allotted capacity. We encourage visitors to spread out and maintain their distance. If you encounter a popular area, consider returning to that spot later in your visit, especially if feeling uncomfortable. By visiting the Fort Worth Zoo, you voluntarily assume all risk related to exposure to COVID-19.
Reservations Required: Everyone (except children 2 and younger) must have a reservation. All reservations must be made online before arriving at the Zoo – ticket booths will be closed. Reservations become active and available on the website 3 days prior to the day you visit. For Spring Break only, March 13 through 21, the Zoo will offer extended hours, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and tickets may be purchased up to seven days in advance. (You are able to purchase tickets on March 6 if you plan to visit on March 13.)
Member Reservations: Members must also make reservations, but they are free. Multiple reservations can be made under one member ID; however, when entering the Zoo, each member ticket must be accompanied by a member ID.
Timed Entry: Choose the time block you want to enter the Zoo, then stay as long as you like. There will be no re-entry. Please ensure that you have everything with you before entering the Zoo.
Touchless Entry: Print your reservations at home, or have the barcode ready to scan from your mobile device. Each member ticket must be accompanied by a member ID.
Sanitation & Safety Protocols: A designated “Clean Team” will disinfect restrooms and high-touch areas on a schedule throughout the entire day. All Zoo staff will be wearing masks.
Limited Capacities: A limited number of people will be admitted each day.
Safety Reminders: Signage throughout the Zoo will remind guests of the importance of social distancing, wearing masks and handwashing.
Discounts: Every Wednesday is still half-price admission. Due to the pandemic, we are unable to honor additional admission discounts at this time (this includes the AZA reciprocal membership program).
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Reserve Your Ticket:
For Spring Break only, March 13 through 21, the Zoo will offer extended hours, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and tickets may be purchased up to seven days in advance. (You are able to purchase tickets on March 6 if you plan to visit on March 13.)