Reid Park Zoo is Closed Until Further Notice

The health and well-being of our guests, our staff, and the animals in our care is at the heart of our mission at Reid Park Zoo. In consultation with City of Tucson officials and following the lead of state and local health officials, Reid Park Zoo has temporarily closed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The Zoo will remain closed while the Mayor, City Council, and City Manager collaborate to complete a phased City-wide reopening plan. 

Zoo operations staff including animal care teams will continue working as scheduled to provide vital care to our animals. During the closure, the Zoo will continue increased cleaning and sanitation measures for all offices, visitor, and animal areas as well as disease avoidance protocol with all staff who are working.

“We know that our Tucson-area community relies on the Zoo and we hear time and again of the calming effect that connecting with animals brings,” says Reid Park Zoological Society President and CEO Nancy Kluge. “As we continue to put the safety of our Zoo family and community first, we feel that closing is the right thing to do at this unprecedented time.”