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The Bronx Zoo & NY Aquarium Are Officially Reopening On July 24

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

The Bronx Zoo & NY Aquarium Are Officially Reopening On July 24

You can finally revisit all your favorite NYC wildlife starting next week!

Hang out by the monkey exhibit or spy on the sharks at the city’s top animal sanctuaries, the Bronx Zoo and the New York Aquarium. Both are opening back up to members on Monday, July 20, and to the rest of the public on Friday, July 24.

They are also giving out free tickets to healthcare workers through Labor Day!

Visitors must reserve a date-specific ticket in advance, which you can do on their website here. Here are some other rules:

  • In accordance with current NY State policy, the Governor’s Executive Orders, and CDC recommendations, we require all visitors age 3 and up to be wearing a mask or face covering. Our staff are also required to wear masks.
  • Contactless Entry: Have tickets printed or ready on mobile device with barcode and self-scan yourself in
  • If possible please use credit cards or fully contactless payment like ApplePay on your phone.
  • Keep at least 6 feet between yourself and others. Please be patient at animal exhibit areas and allow guests to move along before stepping forward or creating crowds. Pay attention to all signs, as some pathways are now one-way.
  • Restrooms for washing with soap and water are available across the park, and we’ve added hand sanitizer stations near exhibits and other gathering areas.
  • PLEASE BE AWARE that the Bug Carousel, Carter Giraffe Building, Children’s Zoo, Nature Trek, Komodo Dragons in Zoo Center, and Camel Rides will temporarily remain closed.

If you want to remember what the animals were up to this whole time, don’t forget all of these adorable videos the zoo was posting!

featured image source: Instagram / @bronxzoo