Hillcrest Park Zoo posts temporary schedule

Freedom New Mexico

The Hillcrest Park Zoo is trying out longer hours for the remainder of the summer break to try and beat the heat, according to Assistant Zoo Director Vince Romero.

Romero said visitors have been requesting the zoo open earlier in the morning and stay open later when it’s cooler outside. Romero said the zoo will try out the new operating hours until Aug. 14.

Hillcrest Park Zoo new hours of operation:

Closed Monday

Tuesday through Thursday — 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., with gates closing at 3:30 p.m.

Friday through Sunday — 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., with gates closing at 4:30 p.m.