Tulsa Zoo Welcomes Members Back After Closing For Two Months


Monday, May 25th 2020, 7:30 am
By: Joseph Holloway


TULSA, Okla. -

The Tulsa Zoo is reopening for its members Monday morning and they say hundreds are expected to visit this week.

The zoo closed back in mid-March as part of the city's safer-at-home orders and two months later leaders say they're happy to start welcoming people back.

This week is for members only and those members had to reserve a time to come visit. They'll welcome 75 visitors a day this week and those reservations are already booked. Zoo leaders say visitors will notice several precautionary measures like one-way enter and exits at the front of the zoo and most exhibits as well as enhanced cleaning measures but they believe it will still be the same experience its visitors are used to.

"We're gonna start slow, we'll have a limited number of guests, it's gonna be a little different for people but we appreciate everyone's patience as we figure out the best way to welcome guests back all around," said Ellen Averill with the Tulsa Zoo.

The zoo will open to all visitors next week.