Spring Break Camp Cancelled - Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Spring Break Camp has been cancelled. All of those with reservations will be contacted by a member of the education team. Eggstravaganza has been postponed. A rescheduled date will be announced soon, so stay tuned!

Zoo Closed through April 24, 2020 - Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers issued Emergency Order #12—Safer at Home Order, for the next 30 days beginning at 8:00 am Wednesday, March 25 through Friday, April 24 at 8:00 am.  The Racine Zoo falls under that order and we will continue to stay closed to the public until we are allowed to open.  Rest assured the Zoo’s animals continue to be taken care with a gold standard of care, each and every day.  We will continue to post our TV show episodes and of course we will send photos and videos of our animals during this time.  We know that you all have a special place in your heart for the Racine Zoo and we are extremely grateful for that!  We look forward to seeing you all again soon. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy and we will keep the animals safe and healthy too!

Zoo Closed through March 29 - Friday, March 13, 2020

In the ever-changing national, state and local conditions associated with the spread of COVID-19, the Racine Zoo will close to the public from March 14- 29 in a preventative action to help limit the spread of COVID-19. There has been no known exposure to the virus among Zoo employees, volunteers or guests. The safety and well-being of our guests, staff and animals are of utmost importance and our first priorities. Please be assured that our team and animals are doing great.

“This is a very tough decision,” says Beth Heidorn, Executive Director. “This is an unprecedented response to an unprecedented crisis, but it is the right thing to do. We need to do the best for our guests, staff, our amazing animals and our community.”

The Racine Zoo has already been taking precautionary measures based on recommendations by the Center for Disease Control. Those have included expanded efforts of cleaning throughout the day. The Zoo’s animal care staff will continue to provide excellent care to our animals throughout the closure of the Zoo to the public. 

Hiring Fair is Postponed - Friday, March 13, 2020

The Hiring Fair that was set to take place from 9am - 12pm on Saturday, March 14, 2020 has now been postponed. Stay tuned for future updates!

Voicemail System Not Working - Monday, February 17, 2020 – Present

We apologize if anyone has called any of the zoo staff since January 31st and has not received a response. The voicemail system has been down. If we don't answer the phone, please email to contact us! Thank you for your patience and we hope to have this fixed soon.