Vaccination Policy

AS OF DEC. 14, PROOF OF VACCINATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL GUESTS 5+ TO ENTER INDOOR EXHIBITS.

In compliance with NYC requirements, all guests age 5 and older must show proof of vaccination (at least 1 shot) in order to enter indoor exhibits*.

  • WRISTBAND FOR INDOOR ACCESS will be available at a Vaccination Check station at park entry. Guests must show wristband at each indoor building to enter.
  • Children under the age of 5 are permitted into indoor exhibits with vaccinated adult chaperone. Masks continue to be required for age 2 and older.
  • Beginning December 27, all guests age 12 and older must show proof of being fully vaccinated – proof of two vaccine doses, except for those who have received the one dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
  • GUESTS 18+ must also show an official form of identification with name and photo or date of birth, such as driver's license, non-driver government ID card, IDNYC, passport, or school ID card.
  • PROOF OF VACCINATION may include CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC COVID Safe App, New York State Excelsior Pass, NYC Vaccination Record, or an official immunization record from outside NYC or the U.S.
  • PROOF OF VACCINATION FOR VACCINES ADMINISTERED OUTSIDE THE U.S: show official immunization record that includes: First name and last name; Date of birth; Vaccine product name; Date(s) administered; Site where the vaccine was administered or person who administered the vaccine.

VISITORS WHO DO NOT SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION AND ID may enter the park but are only permitted to visit outdoor exhibits and attractions. Some indoor areas that are used for quick and limited purposes require masks but do not require proof of vaccination, including restrooms, café takeout, and open-air souvenir shops.

Refer to the city website for details on Key to NYC.

*Indoor exhibits include: Congo, JungleWorld, Butterfly Garden, World of Birds, World of Reptiles, Madagascar!, Mouse House, Aquatic Bird House, Carter Giraffe House.

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