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The Zoo is Open Again.  Welcome Back!

Advice for Zoo Society members and guests that are current members of reciprocating institutions.

Please go to the Members-only Express Entry ticket booth for quick and easy access to the Zoo. These booths are on the far left when you approach the Zoo from the parking lots.

COVID Protocols Currently in Place

The Zoo no longer requires guests to wear masks in public areas inside the Park.
Guests participating in behind-the-scenes tours and veterinary camps are still required to wear masks in non-public areas. For the latest news concerning COVID restrictions, please visit the North Carolina Zoo's website at https://www.nczoo.org .


The Zoo has resumed its normal winter operating hours. Gates open to admit guests daily at 9 a.m. (except for inclement weather) and the entry gates close at 3 p.m. The Zoo closes to guests at 4 p.m.  Summer operating hours will go into effect at the end of March.


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Need to call the Zoo Society? Our phone number is 336-879-7250 (Office hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday)

If you are a Corporate Member of the Zoo Society, you can use your Corporate Membership Card or your Corporate Membership Tickets to enter the Zoo free, too.

Click on the bar below to find instructions for using your VIP Corporate Membership Card or your Corporate Tickets to gain free admission to the Zoo.