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WELCOME BACK – We Missed You!

NOW OPEN DAILY 9:30am – 4:30pm

HENRY VILAS ZOO HAS RE-OPENED! MAIN GATE OPEN AT 9:30 A.M. AND LAST GUEST ENTRY AT 4:30 P.M. 



Due to COVID-19, there are some new guidelines guests need to follow to make sure everyone has a fun, safe time, including:

  • Enter at the main gate only by the parking lot on S. Randall Ave.
  • With reduced capacity, staff members at entrance let visitors in as capacity allows
  • Follow the designated one-way path through the zoo
  • Use our new hand sanitizer dispensers placed throughout the zoo
  • Keep a safe distance from other people, and, of course, the animals!
  • All staff is required to wear masks and we highly encourage guests to wear theirs as well
  • Masks available for purchase at the zoo if desired
  • Please respect the neighborhood by following all traffic/parking rules and disposing of trash properly

Thanks for your support!


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