Plan Your Visit
We are NOW OPEN all days for normal hours however implementing a required protocol to protect our guests from the possible spread of illness while visiting. We urge those 65+ or who are particularly vulnerable to the effects of COVID19 to consider waiting a few more weeks before visiting. Visitors that are not feeling well or have an elevated temperature are required to postpone their visit until they are feeling well again. All visitors (over the age of 2yrs.) are required to wear a protective face covering at all times while on the property. No-contact temperature checks will be conducted upon your arrival. All will be required to exercise a 10-20ft. social distance from anyone not in their family or group. Frequent hand-washing and sanitizing is requested. Stations for such have been installed throughout the zoo. (Please consider bringing your own hand sanitizer to help us budget the zoo’s limited supply.) Parents will be asked to keep all children within arms’ reach at all times to help them respect the space and comfort of other visitors. No food or eating is allowed yet at the zoo. We STRONGLY encourage guests to purchase their admission tickets on-line to minimize staff contact at the zoo. On-line gift shop purchases are also still available and recommended. You can also still call (831) 455-1901 to accomplish these tasks. These rules and restrictions will lessen as Monterey County Pubic Health instructs ~ we hope you’ll visit soon as our animals very much miss you and need your support.
We offer a variety of tour packages that can be catered to your specific needs. Check below for details on our Hours, Pachyderm tours, V.I.A.P. tours, Crunchtime, Butch’s Bedtime, and Walk with the Animals.
Another very fun way to enhance your zoo experience is to bring your mobile device with headphones to scan the many QR-Codes we’ve placed throughout the zoo so you can watch a fun, educational and entertaining 3-5 minute video about the animals you are seeing that day.
Use the map below to plan your visit! Zoom in on your mobile device to see the full details. If you would like to print a larger version, just click on the map. Make sure to print it out in landscape mode for best results.
While providing exemplary animal care, Monterey Zoological Society is dedicated to providing an entertaining yet educational experience which fosters public awareness and respect for all wildlife.