Newport Aquarium reopens to passholders today

Aquarium reopens to general public on Thursday
Exterior Newport Aquarium
Posted at 10:48 AM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 07:44:46-04

NEWPORT, Ky. — The Newport Aquarium reopens to annual passholders on Monday and fully reopens to the public on Thursday.

Things will be a bit different on the inside, though, with several new restrictions in place for visitors.

Masks will be required to all guests, according to the aquarium's website, and all staff will be wearing them too. The exception to this is for children under the age of 3, when people are eating or drinking while observing social distancing and when guests are taking photos, provided they are six feet away from other guests.

Temperature screenings and a quick health assessment will be done before people enter the aquarium and marked, socially distanced queues will be visible as well.

Areas where social distancing cannot happen, like play areas and some animal encounters will not reopen.

Daily capacity for both the aquarium and restaurants inside will be limited each day to provide enough space for social distancing. Guests will be able to reserve tickets online ahead of their visit.