Racine Zoo to reopen Tuesday with new restrictions

Posted at 10:18 AM, May 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-24 11:18:10-04

RACINE — The Racine Zoo is scheduled to reopen Tuesday, but it's going to be a bit of a different experience for visitors.

In order to keep employees and visitors safe, the Racine Zoo has transitioned into an outdoor walking safari.

Zoo visitors will take part in a one-way tour of the zoo and will be able to view a majority of the zoo's outdoor animal habitats.

Beginning Tuesday, the zoo will be open every day from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. with last admission at 3:30 p.m.

Anyone in attendance will be required to wear a mask and there will be a limited number of visitors in the zoo at a time. To follow city guidelines, maximum capacity will be set at 100 people.

All indoor exhibits, as well as the train, Grill, Watering Hole, playground, and drinking fountains will remain closed. However, the zoo will have a beverage kiosk open for guests. Exact cash is required in order to limit money handling.

Sanitation stations will be placed all around the facility for visitors to use and social distancing will be enforced.

To learn more about the Racine Zoo's new restrictions and requirements, click here.

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