LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Louisville Zoo announced it will extend its Member Days through July 3 in response to member demand for tickets. Ticket sales for general admission will be announced later. 

What You Need To Know

  • Zoo extends Member Days through July 3

  • General admission ticket sales to be announced later

  • Tickets must be reserved online

“We knew our community would be excited to return to their Zoo and many of our members have enjoyed a visit this past week,” said Louisville Zoo Director John Walczak. “We heard from many members who weren’t able to visit, asking us for a bit more time — and we are listening. We met our member capacity quickly and have made adjustments to allow more members an opportunity to enjoy their Zoo within our COVID-19 operational guidelines.”

The extended member opportunities will be available on the Zoo's website Monday, June 22 at 10 a.m.

Tickets must be reserved online, and no one will be admitted without a ticket. Similar to before, members and guests are asked to choose their date and hour of arrival to reduce contact and manage capacity. Tickets will only be valid for the selected time. 

The Zoo is working with the Mayor's office and the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness on reopening and will gradually increase attendance capacity. 

Some of the safety measures already in place are mandatory temperature checksand facial coverings for staff. Guests are also encouraged to wear masks. 

In addition, the Zoo is cleaning high-touch areas often and restrooms are open with step-and-pull entry or touchless access. Zoo staff and signage are encouraging social distancing. 

Guests will follow a one-way route through the Zoo, and indoor exhibits remain closed.