Lehigh Valley Zoo is open daily and we are excited for your visit! Admission is available now and we recommend that you purchase in advance.
We are committed to the safety of our guests, staff, and animals more than ever, and we want you to feel safe when you come through our gates.
All admission is timed and we strongly encourage advanced purchase online. Reservations are not required for Lehigh Valley Zoo members. We are utilizing online reservations in order to improve the guest entry process and allow plenty of room for guests and groups to enjoy the Zoo at their leisure.
Please read through the information below before your visit. We thank you for helping us keep our guests, staff, and animals safe, and we can’t wait to see you!
Masks are no longer required for all guests, except for all close animal encounters and giraffe feeds (during which time your mask must cover your nose and mouth). There is still unknown risk to our animals of contracting COVID and this is the best way to keep them safe.
We strongly recommend that admission be purchased in advance, as this ensures the best experience for our guests. Reservations are not required for Lehigh Valley Zoo members.
Schedule your visit for the entry time indicated on your ticket.
For the safety of all guests, please maintain six feet of distance between yourself and others.
Some activities, like certain animal feedings and face painting, remain on hold until further notice.
Please do not visit – or call to reschedule if you’ve already purchased tickets – if you have COVID, have any COVID symptoms, recently cared for anyone with COVID or are still in quarantine.
We strongly recommend that admission be purchased in advance. We cannot guarantee the availability of walk-up admission. Reservations are not required for Lehigh Valley Zoo members.
Your Zoo admission is a timed reservation entry. Please make sure to pay attention to the starting time and date of your reservation when purchasing admission in advance.
Lehigh Valley Zoo members will still be able to utilize their unlimited daytime admission. Just visit the Member Check-In booth upon your arrival. Reservations are not required for Lehigh Valley Zoo members.
Zoo admission is based on the start time appearing on your ticket(s). Please adhere to the entry time on your admission ticket, as guests will not be admitted until that time.
If you arrive early, we ask that you stay in your vehicle until the start time on your admission ticket. When lining up for check-in, adhere to posted guidelines and maintain at least six feet of distance from guests ahead of you and behind you. Please do not join the check-in line more than 15 minutes prior to your start time.
The Zoo’s policy has always been to operate rain or shine. We will only close for weather if the weather raises safety concerns for our guests or animals (e.g. lightning, excessively high winds, heavy snow). A visit to the Zoo is an outdoor experience, so please plan your visit according to the weather.
Zoo tickets are nonrefundable. In the event the Zoo must close on the date for which you are holding tickets, you will receive an electronic gift card loaded with the value of your tickets that can be used to book daytime admission for a future visit. This gift card will be sent to the email address provided when you purchased your tickets. Not valid for Special Events or Winter Light Spectacular.
We will honor physical (adult, child, or senior) tickets and you do not need to make a reservation.
Tickets will be checked in via no-contact scanning. To ensure that you and your party will be checked in quickly, we ask that you print your ticket if possible.
If you cannot print your ticket, please make sure you either have the ticket file downloaded or have taken a screen shot of the full QR code. We ask that you have the QR code open on your phone when you are lined up for check-in, and make sure your screen is as bright as possible
In a case where you do not have the ticket confirmation email, don’t worry! We can look you up by name when it is your turn to at a ticket window or scanner.
We do offer discounted daytime admission for reciprocal AZA zoos members, but these are only available on walk-up daytime admission. Please check our updated list of participating AZA zoos at www.aza.org/reciprocity and make sure to present a valid membership card and photo ID. Offer is not valid for special events or Winter Light Spectacular.
The protocols and cleaning routines we have put in place were developed to ensure that our guests, staff, and animals are as safe as possible. We ask that guests adhere to social distancing protocol (maintain as least six feet of distance from others), practice good hygiene (wash hands as frequently as possible and utilize hand sanitizing stations throughout the zoo), and bring a face mask for when social distancing is not possible or when you are participating in an animal encounter or a giraffe feeding.
For everyone’s safety, Lehigh Valley Zoo reserves the right to ask guests to leave if they are not adhering to posted safety guidelines. We ask that you stay home and reschedule your visit if you or anybody in your party are feeling sick before your visit.
All guests ages 2 and older who enter the Zoo must have a mask with them. If you do not have a mask, they will be available for purchase at our guest check-in.
Guests must wear a mask or appropriate face covering that covers the mouth and nose when social distancing is not possible and during all animal encounters and giraffe feeds. There is still unknown risk to our animals of contracting COVID and this is the best way to keep them safe.
The following exhibits, activities, and amenities are closed until further notice: Lorikeet feedings at Lorikeet Landing; drinking fountains; face painting.
We have developed a one-way route throughout the Zoo that all guests are encouraged to follow. We have placed signage and pavement markings throughout the Zoo to help guide guests through the park while maintaining a safe distance from each other. We have also placed all seating a minimum of six feet apart so that guests may dine or rest without coming into contact with other guests.
We ask that all guests adhere to the guidelines listed on this page and on signage throughout the Zoo. Safety is our top priority. Guests who commit repeated infractions may be asked to leave the Zoo at the discretion of staff for the safety of other guests, our staff, and our animals.
Giraffe feedings are weather and temperature dependent.
Due to limited availability, it is recommended that guests purchase giraffe feeding tickets in advance. Please be sure to get your ticket before waiting in line for giraffe feedings, as tickets will not be available at the feeding deck. Tickets will also not be available at Geakers at the Zoo, Caribbean Islands Cuisine, or Dippin’ Dots locations.
As always, there will be no touching of the giraffe during giraffe feedings. We require that all guests wash their hands at the designated handwashing station before feeding the giraffe, and all guests must wear a face mask during their feeding session. These rules are put in place for the safety of the animal. You will be asked to leave if you fail to comply with these rules or any requests by giraffe feeding staff.
Giraffe feeding availability is dependent on weather and the needs and temperament of the giraffe. Our keepers and educators are experts in determining what is appropriate and possible based off of the animal’s behavior that day. In the event of a cancellation, you Giraffe Feeding Ticket will be refunded.