Naples Zoo is excited to announce Phase One Reopening Plans offering timed online tickets to the general public starting Friday, May 22 with new hours of operation from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets can only be purchased online at napleszoo.org.
The Zoo experience will be modified to fully provide for the safety of guests, Zoo staff and the animal collection and comply with all federal, state and local requirements and recommendations for strict social distancing. The experience will be different, but it is still the same nationally accredited Zoo and garden offering a safe, outdoor experience for children and families in the Southwest Florida community.
All guests, including Naples Zoo members, will be required to reserve a timed ticket online at napleszoo.org. Realizing the challenging financial circumstances many are facing, the Zoo is offering the community a temporary discount for admission. Adult Zoo tickets are currently $12.00 and child Zoo tickets are $6.00. As always, guests 2 years old and younger receive free admission. Zoo members do not have to pay for these tickets as they are included with a Naples Zoo membership, but timed tickets are needed to help the Zoo maintain their limited capacity guidelines.
“We are eager to welcome guests back and happy to offer a temporary discounted price for families to come out and enjoy a contactless entry to our beautiful accredited Zoo and historical garden,” said Jack Mulvena, Naples Zoo President and CEO. “We have had to take our mission to a digital platform during our closure, but we are very excited to inspire guests of all ages to respect, value and help conserve wildlife and our natural world in person at the Zoo.”
Naples Zoo will manage admissions so that no more than 300-400 visitors are inside the Zoo at any one time. If and when needed, the Zoo will incrementally increase admissions as it is determined that visitors are appropriately distancing themselves.