Little Rock families: our kid-friendly options are expanding. In addition to floating, camping, fishing, hiking and biking, you can add zoo-ing to your list. As with all family-friendly activities, going to the zoo will look a little different for the time being. We’ve got details for a fun + safe return to this family-favorite spot. 

Important Dates: 

  • Members-only opening: June 22

  • General public opening: June 29

COVID-19 Guidelines:

The Zoo is still all about learning about animals, conservation and having fun, but pandemic guidelines have added a few more things to consider before you head out:

Visitor Expectations:  

  1. Online reservations are required. 

  2. Guests are encouraged to social distance by following the Zoo’s new one-way footpath. 

  3. Zoo guests 10 and older are required to wear a mask. 

  4. Families can practice great personal hygiene by using the additional hand sanitizing stations throughout the Zoo. 

Zoo’s Response:

The Zoo will also regularly clean high-touch surfaces and restrooms, plus their for-rent strollers and wheelchairs. Note: Café Africa, the gift shop, indoor animal areas, the carousel and train are closed until further notice. 

Virtual Option: 

For those who are not quite ready to return to the Zoo, the Zoo will continue to broadcast its 2 p.m. Virtual Safari Keeper Chats each Monday, Wednesday and Friday via the Little Rock Zoo Facebook page.