UTICA, N.Y. – After closing in March, the Utica Zoo reopened its doors to members on Monday as the region moves into its first full week of Phase 4.
Only 500 people are allowed into the zoo at once, and all visitors are required to wear masks.
Some sections are now restricted, as part of the necessary changes the zoo made to comply with state mandates for safety and social distancing.
The new rules didn’t hinder members from stopping by for a visit.
“I’m always happy to support the zoo as a member, and we couldn’t wait to come back as soon as they opened today. It’s been really nice, they made some really great changes,” said Amy Eddy.
The zoo will open to the general public on Thursday, July 2.