The Buffalo Zoo is open once again! Here's what you need to know

Posted at 4:00 AM, Jul 02, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — For the first time since the pandemic started, the Buffalo Zoo is reopening starting Thursday, July 2nd.

July 2nd is open to members only with the general public allowed on July 3rd. The zoo will be closed on Tuesdays for deep cleaning and disinfection.

The Buffalo Zoo will also introduce "Buffalo Zoo Member Mornings."

Each day the Zoo is open, members can access the zoo one-hour before the general public at 9 a.m.

Zoo safety requirements include

  1. Temperature checks using no-touch forehead thermometers for all guests and team members
  2. Required masks/face coverings for all guests age two and above
  3. A dedicated cleaning and disinfection team and a closure every Tuesday for deep cleaning and sanitation
  4. Reduced daily guest capacity to assist with social distancing
  5. Required advance online ticket purchase at, timed entry and touchless, cashless transactions
  6. Modifications to some guest pathways and closures of some exhibit features