The Lake Superior Zoo has some big news: they are reopening on Saturday (December 19th) and rolling out a new plan that falls in line with the latest COVID-19 restrictions put in place by Governor Walz.

The venue shared the exciting news on their website Wednesday (December 16th), the same day the governor offered up some new COVID-19 guidelines for Minnesota.

In accordance with the new rules, the Lake Superior Zoo will temporarily be an outdoor-only experience. The event will take place on Saturday and Sunday until further notice. The experience will begin at 10 a.m. and will continue until about 3 p.m.

To attend the outdoor-only experience, you can just show up, as it is a first-come, first-serve basis. However, officials with the Lake Superior Zoo ask that you make a reservation to avoid being turned away at the door or having to wait.

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Also in accordance with the new COVID-19 guidelines, the event will be limited to about 100 guests at a time. The gift shop will be open. Admission will be cut off at 2 p.m. on the days the attraction is open.

Tickets for adults will be ten bucks. Tickets will be five dollars for kids ages three to twelve. Kids younger than three will be admitted for free.

Due to COVID-19, the zoo will have hand sanitizing stations around the area and will be sanitizing and cleaning throughout the day. The path for seeing the animals outside will be one-way to help maintain a safe distance from others.

The on-site cafe will also be open for takeout. While at the attraction, you will see a wide range of animals from owls to foxes to barnyard animals. How cool!

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