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Potawatomi Zoo set to reopen in mid-June with changes

Photo courtesy of the Potawatomi Zoo

SOUTH BEND, Ind.—The Potawatomi Zoo is planning to reopen in mid-June after being forced to close to guests during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The zoo is scheduled to reopen to members only on June 14.

It is planning to reopen to the public on June 19.

The zoo will debut new summers hours, which will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., every day until August 31.

Once reopened, the zoo will require visitors to get a ticket for timed entry online prior to arriving at the zoo. Members will also need to reserve a time.

By requiring the timed entry online, the zoo will be able to limit the number of people who enter the zoo at a time.

The endangered species carousel will not be open in June and the zoo’s new entrance will not be used for admission.

Some of the food and drink stations may not be open but the zoo’s main café will be.

During the COVID-19 closure, the zoo hosted several well-attended drive thru zoo experiences that gave visitors a chance to drive through the zoo and take a look behind the scenes. 

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