The North Carolina Zoo Announces Changes in Operations Starting July 1
Asheboro, N.C. – June 29, 2021 – The North Carolina Zoo will resume normal operations, with no capacity limits, starting July 1, 2021.
Advanced reservations will no longer be required to visit the North Carolina Zoo and walk-ups will be admitted. Online tickets will still be available for purchase and will be valid for six months from the date of purchase.
All indoor buildings, including habitats, dining and gift shops are open.
Both the North America and Africa entrances and parking lots will be open daily. Currently, there will not be any transportation services in the Africa loop due to construction in July.
All public picnic areas will be open except Dragonfly Pointe, which is closed for maintenance.
The Zoo’s seasonal attractions are currently operating except for Air Hike.
Masks are not required but are strongly recommended for individuals that have not been vaccinated.
For more information about visiting the Zoo, please visit www.nczoo.org
About the North Carolina Zoo
At the North Carolina Zoo, we celebrate nature. As the world’s largest natural habitat Zoo, we inspire a lifelong curiosity about animals for the hundreds of thousands of people who visit our Zoo each year. Our dedicated team of experts provides exceptional, compassionate care for the more than 1,800 animals and 52,000 plants that call our Park home. We also lead efforts locally and globally to protect wildlife and wild places because we believe nature’s diversity is critical for our collective future. The North Carolina Zoo invites all of our guests to witness the majesty of the wild in the heart of North Carolina and welcomes everyone to join in our mission to protect nature’s diversity. Visit NCZoo.org to begin your life-changing journey.
About the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. NCDNCR’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.
NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the North Carolina Zoo, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please call 919- 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.