PITTSBURGH, Pa. (WKBN) – The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium announced it is opening Friday, June 5 but with new measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
A timed ticketing process will be in place. Each guest will have a confirmed ticket time to enter the zoo.
Additional modifications are in place and include:
- Closure of playground areas
- No tram service
- Limited capacity within the park
- Social distancing markers throughout the park
- Installed plexiglass barriers throughout the park
- Closure of log ride
- Closure of zip line
- Single queuing lines
Ticketing is on a first-come, first-served basis. The system has already been overwhelmed. Zoo staff is working to alleviate the backlog.
Zoo staff is required to wear a mask, and guests are encouraged to do so.
In addition, Zoo staff will be continuously cleaning the property throughout the day, focusing additional attention on high touch points throughout the park including restrooms.