The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is closed through April
Due to state and county public health directives in response to COVID-19, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo is temporarily closing until further notice.
All zoo events and education programs are cancelled through April. Anyone who has already purchased admission to a paid event or program will be contacted by zoo personnel to discuss your options.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation! We look forward to seeing you again once this crisis subsides. As soon as the county reopens our doors, we’ll be back with a full slate of fun activities and educational opportunities to have the best day ever at your zoo.
Most importantly, the County Executive is reminding members of the public to come together, stay calm and not let the anxiety of the situation win. People are reminded to wash their hands and exercise responsible social distancing.
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