BOISE, Idaho (CBS2) — It's been a long three months, but Zoo Boise is getting ready to open up its doors once again.
The zoo says it will be opening on Monday.
“We are grateful for the community’s support over the last three months as we worked to keep our employees and animals safe,” said Doug Holloway, Boise Parks and Recreation director. “Our team looks forward to welcoming guests back to the zoo, and although you will notice some changes, please know your health and safety are always our top priority.”
Some important changes:
Advance tickets will required for all visitors and members. It will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. but there will be a timed entry process. Purchased tickets will provide specific times to enter the zoo for arrival and you'll have a 30-minute block to get inside. All will need to be purchased online HERE.
Social distancing will be required and the zoo is encouraging everyone to wear masks though they are not required. Also, zoo officials say, some exhibits will be closed such as the Small Animal Kingdom, Penguin Pavilion, Schoolhouse, Bat-House, the zoo carousel and all playground areas.