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Louisville Zoo postpones general admission, extends member days

The zoo said members can continue to come through July 3.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Louisville Zoo announced it will not reopen to the general public until July 3, a week later than previously announced.

The decision comes after the zoo filled its member capacity for early reopen dates, Director John Walczak said.

“We heard from many members who weren’t able to visit, asking us for a bit more time — and we are listening," Walczak said. "We met our member capacity quickly and have made adjustments to allow more members an opportunity to enjoy their Zoo within our COVID-19 operational guidelines.”

Member days will be extended through July 3, with tickets for the additional week going on sale online June 22 at 10 a.m.

Guests will choose their date and hour of arrival, though there is no limit on the length of time spent at the zoo. They are also encouraged to wear masks.

All guests must follow a one-way route through the zoo to help encourage social distancing. Indoor exhibits will remain closed during the initial reopening period. Outdoor food kiosks will still sell food from a limited menu.

Members are asked to only visit once a week during early reopen.

Tickets for the general public will be announced at a later date.

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