Some good news for fans of The Calgary Zoo, Alberta Health Services has greenlighted its reopening.
The zoo has been approved to open on Saturday, May 23, with a new one-way outdoor experience: Zooventure.
The zoo will reopen for this experience with several new health and safety measures in place like physical distancing markers throughout the park (paw prints distanced three metres apart), increased cleaning in restrooms and sanitization of high-touch areas, and limited indoor seating to name a few.
Visitors to the zoo will be able to choose their own adventure as they follow one-directional playful paw prints that take them through the zoo in a self-guided way, mixed with fun animal facts.
In addition to following all Alberta Health Services Guidelines, the Zooventure experience will require visitors to buy tickets in advance. You’ll be able to get your tickets online starting May 21.
The zoo will be operating at reduced capacity and have timed ticket entry in place.
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The zoo says all outdoor viewing areas are slated to be open, although some animal habitats will have adjusted viewing in place to keep all animals safe.
“As we warmly welcome our community back to the zoo, we’re delighted to offer a Zooventure experience they’ll never forget!” said Alison Archambault Calgary Zoo’s Director of Brand & Engagement.
“This safety-minded one-way outdoor only experience is sure to delight, bring wonder and connect our visitors to nature in fun, playful and educative ways.”
Folks will be able to access the zoo will only through the North Entrance, the West Entrance will remain closed along with a number of other facilities and services are the zoo including wagon rentals, water fountains, the carousel, gift shops, and playgrounds and indoor facilities like Grazers, thee Discovery Centre, and the Enmax Conservatory.