Albuquerque zoo’s will partially reopen next week to visitors wearing face masks or other face coverings after being closed for months because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Outdoor exhibitis of the ABQ BioPark Zoo will reopen Aug. 12 but indoor facilities such as the reptile and crocodile buildings will remain closed to the public, Mayor Tim Keller announced Wednesday in a statement.
Also, high-touch attractions such as the carousel and trains will not operate and daily public feedings and shows that draw crowds remain canceled temporarily, Keller said.
Limited tickets will be available and guests are asked to reserve their tickets in advance online to secure their spot, Keller said. “We’re excited to bring this family favorite back in a safe way.”
The zoo will reopen Friday to BioPark Society members to test run the new ticketing system and experience procedures, Keller said.