Monterey County Officially “Re-Opening” on Friday

But what about the beloved Monterey Bay Aquarium?

By kncitom on June 10, 2020
TOPSHOT – People view Pacific Sea Nettle jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California, September 22, 2018. (Photo by EVA HAMBACH / AFP) (Photo credit should read EVA HAMBACH/AFP via Getty Images)

The Monterey County Department of Tourism announced this week it will re-open for tourists Friday, June 12, as it enters Stage 3 of California‚Äôs reopening roadmap. Hotels and campgrounds will re-open. And while attractions like aquariums and museums are allowed to be open, be sure to check before going, especially if you want to visit the vaunted Monterey Bay Aquarium. 

In a press release, the beloved aquarium says it is “readying” for re-opening but has not announced an official date. And when it does re-open, there will be protocols in effect, one of which will be no more than 250 people inside the aquarium facility at any given time, and tickets will have time limitations. Staff and visitors will be required to wear masks and social distancing will be enforced. Additionally, when it first re-opens, the press release says only aquarium members will initially be allowed to visit, with the general public gaining access a few days later.

To find out more (because who doesn’t love that aquarium??), click here for a link to details from the Monterey Herald newspaper or here for the aquarium’s official website.

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