Philadelphia Zoo reopens to public July 9!

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JUST ANNOUNCED! The Philadelphia ZOO will be open to the public on July 9th, after being closed for months due to the coronavirus pandemic!

Zoo members can start visiting July 6th and can start to reserve tickets this week (starting this Thursday June 25th). Tickets go on sale to the general public starting this Friday June 26th!

According to 6abc:

In a statement, zoo officials said there will be health and safety measures put in place to "provide a safe environment for humans and animals alike."
"On the first visit back, guests will find that some of the procedures look a bit different, but with more than 1,300 rare and endangered animals in our care, and many visitors onsite, the enhanced procedures will help with maintaining a delightful, clean and safe experience," says Vikram H. Dewan, the Zoo's President and CEO.

Before Your Visit:

-All visitors MUST reserve / pre-purchase timed-tickets for admission at www.PhiladelphiaZoo.org. Tickets will not be available for purchase onsite.

-Tickets for ages 2+ are $20, and parking is $17 per vehicle. Children under age 2 are free but must have a reserved ticket.

-Members must make advanced reservations online and may reserve one visit per membership at a time for up to the number of adults, children and guests covered by their membership.

-Social distancing is required.asks are required for guests 8+

-Masks are encouraged for children age 2-7

-No masks for children under 2

At the Zoo guests will see:

-Indoor animal exhibits and attractions including the Rainforest Carousel, Wildworks Ropes Course, SEPTA PZ Express Train, and Swan Boats remain closed.

-Touchless toilets, faucets, paper towel and soap dispensers.

-Hand sanitizing stations throughout the campus.

-More grab and go food selections and touchless transactions at food locations like The Urban Green, Impala Plaza, Eagles' Roost-for mobile order scheduled pick-up as well as window service and Dippin' Dots.

-Guests can bring their own food in the Zoo.

-Clean Team - staffers dedicated to sanitizing and cleaning high touch areas.

-New procedures that allow public safety officers to check bags without touching.

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