The Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport will be re-opening its outdoor exhibits to the public on Monday. New policies will help maintain social distancing between visitors, as Lincoln County is still in phase one.
Marketing director Julie Woodward said the aquarium will be open from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M., and face coverings must be worn both inside and outside. She said tickets must be bought online prior to arriving, and members will continue to receive free access as long as they make a reservation.
"At each exhibit there will be an expert there to talk about the animals in the exhibit and to share some fun and interesting facts," said Woodward. "People will have a chance to ask questions and see the animals up close without any crowd."
Woodward said the aquarium was closed for the past five months, but animal life has remained carefully monitored. Some renovations are underway, but will not be available to the public until phase two begins.
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