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Palm Beach Zoo announces reopening date; safety guidelines

The zoo closed March 18 due to the coronavirus pandemic
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Posted at 4:51 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 22:54:09-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society announced Wednesday its reopening to the public.

The zoo closed March 18 due to the coronavirus pandemic and reopened to members first on June 1.

On Friday, June 5, the zoo will reopen to the general public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

According to a news release, the zoo will operate normally, with the exceptions bellow.

· Capacity will be limited and carefully monitored to allow for physical distancing.

· All visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance at palmbeachzoo.org.

· A one-way path will be designated throughout the Zoo in the Florida Wetlands, Tropics of the Americas and The Islands.

· Certain exhibits will be closed or roped off including the carousel, train, observatory, cafe, aviary, butterfly garden and bronze statues.

· Food service is available at the concessions window and kiosks in Fountain Plaza.

· Hand-sanitizer stations will be available throughout the Zoo.

· Animal talks and animal experiences will not take place at this time.

· Strollers and wheelchair rentals are not available and guests are encouraged to bring their own.

· Guests to the Zoo are asked to refrain from visiting if they are in a high-risk category for COVID-19 complications, are not feeling well or have a fever. Guests are also highly encouraged to wear masks, utilize hand-sanitizing stations, and maintain a six-foot distance from other groups.

The zoo counts with a wild ecosystem on 23 tropical acres, nature and water play, a lakeside cafe, and hundreds of exotic animals.