ZooMontana COVID-19 Response

Like all of you, COVID-19 is on our minds. We at ZooMontana are following preventive measures stipulated by the CDC, which recommends implementing social distancing measures.

ZooMontana is currently on Level 2B of our Infectious Disease Protocol. All on and off grounds events and educational programming has been postponed until further notice. 

In addition, no new birthday parties will be scheduled until further notice.  If you already have a birthday on the books, we will contact you to discuss options. If you are signed up for any of the programming below, we will provide options or refunds.

Animal care staff will remain intact to ensure our animals receive the continued, excellent care they always have. Although it is difficult to ask for support during this time, should you have the ability, please consider a donation to our emergency animal care fund located HERE. We truly appreciate the support.


           ZooMontana is currently on Level 2B of the Zoo's Infectious Disease Crisis Plan

Level 2B - Schools Closed. Based on the recommendation for social distancing or confirmed cases

within state - High-risk employees and volunteers STAY HOME as much as possible), limit events to no

more than 50, All off site programming ceased.

Close high traffic/high touch point areas

    o Penny, photo and wind machines

    o Mandatory bathroom sanitization every two hours

    o Increased Building Sanitization

    o All Portable Toilets Locked

Program Cancellations

   o ZooTots

   o Breakfast with the Animals

   o Sam/Uki and Friends

   o Behind the Scenes Tours

   o Homeschool Programming

   o Birthday Parties

   o Indoor Animal Encounters

   o Events over 50 People

   o Behind the Scenes Tours

   o All off site Programming

All on grounds events under 50 people will continue while closely monitoring the current situation. Each

event will be closely evaluated 30 days from the scheduled event to ensure all contracts with vendors

are ceased should a cancellation occur.

For a look into our full Infectious Disease Crisis Plan, please click HERE.

For an in depth, science based look into current infectious disease knowledge about both wild and Zoo animals, please click HERE. This informative sheet was produced by the EAZWV Infectious Diseases Working Group.


How You Can Help

Like all organizations right now, a large portion of the income it takes to run an accredited zoo will be lost. We know that supporting local attractions is important to you, so there are several ways you can contribute to our continued success.

  1. Take care of yourself and your family by following the precautions set forth by the CDC. Without you there is no Zoo.
  2. Donate directly to the Zoo and our mission to inspire conservation learning by making a donation HERE.
  3. Become a 12-month member now. Check-out membership levels and become a member.
  4. Stay up to date with what the City of Billings is doing to respond to COVID-19.