CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland Metroparks Zoo re-opened for visitors Thursday following a three-month closure due to state orders to protect against the spread of coronavirus.
To help maintain a maximum daily capacity of 75 percent, advance reservations will be required for all visitors. Guests will be able to reserve their visit by selecting an available date online and at the box office. Reservations for visits from June 17 to June 30 are available now online, with future dates to follow.
Viewing areas and attractions have preventative safety measures in place to ensure social distancing between guests. Hand washing stations are located throughout the zoo for guests to wash their hands and staff will be frequently sanitizing all high-touch areas.
One new addition to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s 183 acres is the Daniel Maltz Rhino Reserve, where guests can watch the activities of rhino Forrest in his new habitat.
Some areas, attractions and services will be closed or unavailable due to operational constraints caused by coronavirus.
Separately, The RainForest will remain closed as construction is underway to replace the iconic geodesic dome. A new dome will use state-of-the-art technology to improve lighting, energy efficiency and animal habitats in The RainForest when it is complete in fall 2020.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.