Lincoln Park, Brookfield zoos announces reopening dates after closing due to COVID-19 pandemic

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two Chicago-area zoos have announced plans Monday to reopen after closing in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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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.

Members-only admission:
Lincoln Park Zoo: June 26-28
Brookfield Zoo: July 1

All visits to the zoos will be by reservation, as recommended by state and city officials.

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Brookfield Zoo will open to the general public starting July 8

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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.
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