Your Visit to the Zoo and Covid-19

When will you open?

We are open! Our hours are 10:00am-5:00pm.

How can I purchase tickets?

Advance ticket sales are no longer required.  Tickets
can be purchased at the gate on the day of your visit. 

Are visitors required to wear a facial covering?

We strongly encourage wearing a mask during your visit at the Zoo for the safety of the animals, staff, and yourself. We will have masks for sale in our store kiosks. All Zoo employees are required to wear masks per the Governor’s order.

How is the Zoo sanitizing?

Restrooms will be sanitized three times a day for guests. Tables, chairs, benches and other shared areas will also be sanitized throughout the day by staff.

Will there be more places for my family to wash their hands?

We have added an additional handwashing station in the Barnyard area for your convenience. Additionally, you will find more hand sanitizing stations throughout the zoo.

Will the Train and Carousel be running?

Yes, our train and carousel are running and sanitized after every ride!


Are areas of the Zoo closed?

Because of high touch points, there are some areas of the Zoo that will be closed. These include the Aviary and Goat Yard.

Is the Zoo Store open?

Our Gift Shop building will be open with limited capacity and masks required for entry

Will gardeners be allowed to work on their gardens?

Yes, the gardeners will have access to their gardens during Zoo hours. Any questions regarding gardens please email

Are you still collecting enrichment for the animals?

Right now, we are accepting cardboard tubes and newspaper enrichment items.

Are you still accepting DART foam recycling?

Yes, the collection bin is located outside admission booth.

When you visit the Saginaw Children’s Zoo, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to Covid-19.