Pack Masks for your Pack’s Next Visit to Cincinnati Zoo!

Posted July 8, 2020

Masks now required in indoor spaces and congested areas like Hippo Cove

CINCINNATI, OH (July 8, 2020) – In accordance with new city and state requirements, masks will be required in some areas of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden starting Thursday, July 9, 2020.  This includes all indoor buildings, train lines, food and retail lines and some outdoor areas where it’s difficult to maintain the six-foot social distance like Gorilla World and Hippo Cove. Masks On to see Fiona!

“The State mandate requires masks outdoors when people are not able to consistently maintain a safe social distance of 6ft. We’re asking people to pull masks up when passing others on Zoo grounds,” said Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard. “Employees are required to wear masks at all times.”

Fun animal masks are available for purchase at the Zoo and online. Basic masks will also be made available for $1.

Buildings that are now open, and will require masks, include Manatee Springs, Insect World, the Reptile House, Dragons, and Wings of the World, where visitors can look for the one-week-old king penguin chick!

The Zoo opens daily at 10 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m.  Cincinnati Zoo members enjoy early entry at 9 a.m.  Reservations are required for all guests. For more information visit