Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle Aquarium to Reopen

Just in time for "summer break" you have somewhere to go

June 24, 2020
Giraffe at Woodland Park Zoo

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Following in the footsteps of places like Point Defiance Zoo, two animal institutions are set to reopen to the public in limited capacity soon. Now that King County has reached phase 2, the Seattle Aquarium will open it's doors allowing people to reserve tickets while keeping visitors to a controlled and less than full occupancy.

-- Exciting news, Aquarium fans! -- We’re thrilled to announce that as part of phase 2 reopening in the Seattle area, the Aquarium will be once again opening its doors to visitors. Starting June 29th, we will welcome guests at a limited capacity with updated safety protocols to keep visitors, employees and animals safe. For more information, please visit our website. Tickets are now available for purchase online. Link in bio.

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Tickets are available for reservation now!

A few days later, on July 1st, Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo will do the same.

Dear zoo family, we are extremely excited to welcome you home. On July 1, our gates will open once again so that we can share the joys of wildlife together. Starting June 22, you’ll be able to reserve timed entry for your next visit to the zoo. Get started at zoo.org/visit (or our profile link). Before we reunite you with your favorites like siamangs Sam and Bagus, introduce you to our summer babies, and admire your selfies on sunny afternoons, here are our essential tips for a safe, healthy and fun visit: -- Reserve a timed-entry ticket: All visitors and members MUST reserve an entry time to visit the zoo to assure a safe number of guests and social distancing. --️ Plan ahead at www.zoo.org/visit to map out your visit and discover all the new safety measures for people and animals alike. -- Wear a face covering: For health and safety, all guests and staff will be required to wear a face covering. Exceptions will be made for children under the age of 2 and people who are medically unable to wear one. Thank you for keeping us all healthy during your visit. -- Explore with your pack along a new, one-way path. If you need help remembering how far six feet is when social distancing, you can imagine an adult tapir, from tail to snout, or our boa, Anahi, stretched all the way out! -- Indoor buildings and most high-touch areas will be closed for safety, and keeper talks and programs are temporarily paused to minimize group gatherings. Thanks for understanding! -- Show off your love for our animals, they missed you too! Use #ThisIsHowWeZoo and #WoodlandParkZoo to show off your visit and let others know what to expect. We are so excited to see you soon! Visit zoo.org/visit to plan your return. #WoodlandParkZoo #WeGotThisWa #Seattle #KingCounty #AnimalLovers #PNWisBest #PNWonderland #PNWLife #WA #ThisIsHowWeZoo

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Tickets are available for reservation.

It's a great way to get kids who might be driving you crazy to do something else. Or, if you're going stir crazy at home without kids and just want to be outside with a purpose, this could also be a winner. 

Also, it's totally fine to be freaked out by the growing numbers of Covid-19 cases and just continue to stay home.