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Louisville Zoo announces opening dates and when you can buy tickets

Zoo officials say they will open to members only Friday, June 12 and on June 26 for the general public.
Credit: Louisville Zoo
Sasha, Amur tiger, and Amali and Sunny, African lions

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Monday, the Louisville Zoo announced the news fans have been waiting to hear--their reopen dates. 

Zoo officials say they will open to members only Friday, June 12 and on June 26 for the general public. It will operate with a reduced capacity of 100 guests per hour. The zoo closded in March in response to COVID-19.

Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, June 10 for members only. Tickets for general admission will go on sale on Saturday, June 20

“We are excited to reopen and offer families a healthy, socially distanced outdoor space to relax and reconnect with one another and wildlife,” said Zoo Director John Walczak. “Our first priority continues to be the safety and health of our guests, staff and animals. Guests will notice staff wearing masks, disinfecting high-touch areas and sharing gentle reminders on social distancing. Thank you in advance for your patience while we work to navigate these uncharted waters and expand capacity once it is safer to do so.”

Zoo officials are asking everyone, including members to reserve tickets online. No one will be admitted without a ticket. Members and guests will be asked to choose their date and hour of arrival. This will to help to reduce contact and manage guest capacity. Tickets will be valid for the assigned date and time only. 

In order to accommodate the most guests, the Zoo requests that members limit their visits to one per week during this initial phase.

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