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San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, SeaWorld to reopen as stay-at-home order lifted

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Posted at 5:46 PM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-30 09:53:16-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Several entertainment venues throughout San Diego County announced reopening plans after the state lifted stay-at-home orders.

The San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park plan to reopen to the public on Saturday, January 30 following a nearly two-month-long closure that began December 7.

The zoo said it would implement a number of modifications. “Similar to our previous reopening plan, both parks will resume operations in stages that will start with outdoor dining only, 25 percent capacity in our retail outlets, a reduced number of guests on grounds at a given time, one-way path modifications and barriers, required face coverings (regardless of vaccination status), observed social distancing practices, an increased number of handwashing and sanitizing locations, and robust cleaning routines by staff,” the zoo said.

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The zoo also said it will require reservations for entry into the facility.

SeaWorld San Diego also plans to reopen after the state's decision, setting a reopening date for Saturday, Feb. 6.

Other local attractions adjusting their hours after the stay-at-home order was lifted include:

  • Fleet Science Center: Resuming in-person operations for the center's Distance Learning Hubs on Monday, Feb. 1.
  • Maritime Museum of San Diego: The museum plans to reopen outdoor operations on Feb. 13 with adjusted hours.

California announced an end to its stay-at-home order on Monday. The Golden State now returns to its tier system, with San Diego County currently in the state’s purple tier.