Austin Zoo, located in Southwest Austin at 10808 Rawhide Trail, had previously announced plans to reopen May 18. However, state orders released that day listed zoos as facilities that could not open until May 29. Tickets for the reopening can be purchased online at the Austin Zoo website.
Executive Director Patti Clark told Community Impact Newspaper on May 11 that while Austin Zoo will reopen, there would be changes to operations. Indoor buildings, such as the zoo’s Reptile House, education building and gift shop, will be closed, as will concession areas, excluding vending machines. Masks will also be required for visitors over the age of 2 and all staff, and social distancing will be encouraged.