ASHEBORO, N.C. — The North Carolina Zoo will open to the public Monday, June 15 with some new guidelines in place to help ensure the safety of staff and guests, zoo officials said in a release on Thursday. It has been closed since March 17 as the coronavirus pandemic was just taking shape in our state.
The biggest change will be the advance purchase of timed tickets for entry into the Zoo. Walk-up entry to the Zoo is not available at this time; everyone must pre-arrange their visit, including zoo members or those holding previously purchased tickets. The Zoo will initially open with a capacity of 2,000 visitors.