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The Lincoln Park Zoo said it will reopen to the general public on June 29, with limited capacity and "strict safety guidelines," according to a press release; and the Brookfield Zoo will open to the general public starting July 8.
Both zoos are offering earlier admission for members.
Lincoln Park Zoo: June 26-28
Brookfield Zoo: July 1
We are thrilled to share that Lincoln Park Zoo will reopen to the public on June 29! We’re offering exclusive member access June 26-28. Not yet a member? https://t.co/a3LTyg4iKp (1/3) pic.twitter.com/5YvtFJ5qOH— Lincoln Park Zoo (@lincolnparkzoo) June 22, 2020
EXCITING NEWS!— Brookfield Zoo (@brookfield_zoo) June 22, 2020
We just received word that zoos are included in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Reopening plan! We will be open to members on July 1 and to guests beginning July 8. We have updated our daily operations & encourage you to read more at https://t.co/yta0JXPusQ. pic.twitter.com/HjP73GjPHW
All visits to the zoos will be by reservation, as recommended by state and city officials.
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Lincoln Park Zoo officials say the attraction will remain a free admission institution and reservations will not include a fee. Visitors can start making reservations the the Lincoln Park Zoo as of June 22 by visiting EventBrite or by calling (312) 742-2000.
To reserve your visit at the Brookfield Zoo, click here.
Face coverings will be required at both parks.
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Closing due to the pandemic was the first time the Lincoln Park Zoo was not open to the public for an extended period of time in 152 years.