Zoos and Aquarium In New York City Opening To Visitors On July 24

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Queens Zoo

It’s been quite some time since the animals at New York City Zoos and the aquarium have seen visitors due to COVID-19. That’s all going to change in less than two weeks.

On July 24, the Bronx, Central Park, Prospect Park and Queens Zoos will reopen. People will also be able to check out the New York Aquarium in Coney Island, Brooklyn again. Members will be allowed to visit a week earlier during preview days.

Visiting the zoos and aquarium will be a bit different when they reopen. No tickets will be sold at box office. Tickets will have to be purchased in advance online for specific dates and times.

Entry to the Bronx Zoo will be at three entry times, 10am, 12 and 2pm. Entry to the other zoos and the aquarium will be hourly. All visitors over three years old as well as staff are required to wear masks.

Capacity will be limited to a third of the max capacity so it might not be so easy to book tickets to get inside.

The Bronx Zoo’s Free Wednesdays will resume on July 29th and require advance ticketing online. Healthcare workers will also get free admission with proof of employment and using the code HERO2020 when booking online,” according to Gothamist.

I’d definitely like to take my kids to the zoo or aquarium next month if I can book tickets. Would you be interested?

Find out more from Gothamist here.

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