LOUISVILLE, Ky. — After opening in June and encouraging guests to wear masks, the Louisville Zoo is now requiring all to wear masks and socially distance. Guests can take off their masks when away from other visitors. 

What You Need To Know

  • Louisville Zoo requires masks, social distancing

  • Masks can be taken off when away from other visitors

  • Requirement applies to those over the age of five

  • Those with certain medical conditions are exempt

The Zoo has been in compliance with Gov. Andy Beshear's executive order to reduce visitor capacity in addition to other safety measures such as guest entry orientation, signs and daily health screenings and temperature checks for employees. 

“We want to make sure that the Louisville Zoo continues to do everything it can to keep our community members safe,” said John Walczak, director of the Zoo. “The health of our guests, employees and animals is our top priority and we will continually adapt and do our part to fight this virus that is affecting so many.”

The Zoo will provide a disposable mask to guests who do not have one, and accomodations will be made for guests with existing medical conditions that preclude wearing a mask. 

Other measures will be taken such as cleaning and disinfecting high-touch areas while all restrooms are open with step-and-pull entry or touchless access. The Zoo is also limiting rideship on its newly reopened carousel and disinfecting the mounts between each ride.