COVID Requirements

SZS COVID Procedures

COVID Procedures last reviewed/updated: January 17, 2023. Call 306-975-3395 for more information. The following will be in effect as of January 1st, 2023.


  • For general information about visiting the zoo (including COVID requirements for zoo guests), please visit the Saskatoon Forestry Farm & Zoo Website
  • SZS follows Saskatchewan Health and City of Saskatoon guidelines and as such changes may occur from time to time so we will update as soon as we can.
  • Saskatoon Zoo Society staff are required to be fully vaccinated.
  • Some animal interactions may be limited and some animals may not be on display.
  • Masks are recommended in indoor spaces at the zoo.
  • Program participants are welcome to wear masks in all areas of the zoo.

For School Groups

  • Classroom is limited to 1 class at a time with 1 teacher and up to 3 additional adult supervisors (unless additional EA support is required). Additional adults will be asked to wait in another classroom until we do the outdoor switch (if applicable).
  • We are limited to half the class when working with animals, so we will be splitting the class in half during the animal portion of your booked program. For groups of 16 or less, we will keep the class together. 
  • Masks are required for some animal interactions during booked programming. Please bring a mask with you.

For PD Days, Camp, or other Groups

  • Campers must bring a mask.  Campers will be required to mask up during some animal visitations. During the majority of the camp, the children will be free to remove their mask.




Help us Keep our Animals Safe

   Some of our resident animal species are susceptible to COVID and other viruses that humans or wild animals can carry. For this reason, there may be additional rules or requirements beyond what is mandated by the Province or City to keep our animals safe and healthy.       


 Thank you for your understanding and respecting any safety/health requirements while visiting the zoo or attending our programs.