Mystic Aquarium set to reopen Friday

MYSTIC, Conn. (WLNE)- Mystic Aquarium is set to reopen its doors to the public on Friday.

“We are so excited,” said Nate Fague, the Director of Safety and Security at the aquarium.

He said tickets will be purchased ahead of time online for a specific time slot. Each guest’s ticket will be valid for a two hour scheduled slot.

“We’ve limited our capacity to one half of the rated capacity, so we will be selling no more than 1,100 tickets in each of the time slots,” said Fague.

A number of protocols for staff and visitors have been but in place to comply with Gov. Ned Lamont’s Reopen Connecticut plan.

This includes mandatory temperature screenings, required face coverings, and constant sanitation of surfaces. One-way pathways and social distance markers will also be implemented.

More information is available on the aquarium’s website.

“I really think we’re going to be one of the safest– if not the safest– public attraction opening on the 20th in Connecticut,” said Fague.

Ahead of its opening to the general public, the aquarium will have a soft reopening on Wednesday, May 20th, for members only. Then, on Thursday, frontline workers will be offered free admission as a thank you for their hard work.

Online reservations must be made in advance for the free admission. The offer is extended to health care workers, first responders, and grocery and pharmacy staff, the aquarium said. Further details are available Mysticaquarium.org.

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