The City of Merced and Applegate Zoo are excited to announce the reopening of the Applegate Park Zoo Saturday, July 25th, 2020, at 10 a.m.
The Zoo has been closed since mid-March when the initial stay-at-home order was issued due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Visitors will have a different Zoo experience than in the past; but the beloved animals and staff are still there to welcome everyone.
Reopening the Zoo will provide a break from the isolation many have experienced due to the pandemic.
The Merced Applegate Park Zoo is grateful to all who generously supported the Zoo with
bountiful donations of fruits, vegetables, enrichment activities, kiddie pools, peanut butter, and much more.
Follow the Merced Zoo’s Facebook page (@Merced Zoo) for cute pictures and
videos, for updates, and to find out how to donate.
State guidelines and protocols are in place to safely welcome back city residents. Precautions to keep staff, visitors, and the animals safe include extended barriers for certain exhibits, gift store closure, shortened operation hours, one-way entrances and exits, face coverings required for entry, social distancing between groups, high touch surface protectors, and increased cleaning
Although very popular with the public, the petting zoo and the duck and goat
feeding area will be closed off.
Admission prices to the Applegate Zoo are as follows: Under 5: Free; Ages 5-15: $2.00; Ages
16-61: $3.00; Ages 62+; $1.50; and entry is free for Merced Zoological Society members.
The new hours of operation for the Merced Applegate Park Zoo are Tuesday-Friday, 10am-3 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Mondays will be closed for additional cleaning.
The Zoo is located at 1045 W. 25th St., Merced. For more information, call 385-6855.