Reid Park Zoo closing early due to record temps

Reid Park Zoo will close at noon June 19 to June 23 due to extreme high temperatures predicted. Reid Park Zoo’s regular seasonal hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reid Park Zoo will resume regular seasonal hours on Saturday, June 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“The animals at Reid Park Zoo are well adapted for the Sonoran Desert climate. Habitats are designed with mud wallows, misting, coolers, shade and pools. Additionally, the Zoo has several elderly animals that require special care. With the record-breaking temperatures this week, this change allows our staff to concentrate completely on caring for the animals.  ”

According to Zoo staff, the best time to view the animals is when they are most active, in the mornings and in the evenings at Summer Safari Nights. Guests are encouraged to wear sunscreen and hydrate prior to visiting Reid Park Zoo. Refillable water bottles are always welcome at Reid Park Zoo.

This change will not affect Summer Camp hours. The Zoo is open year-round and only closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.