Texas State Aquarium announces reopening, with restrictions

Posted at 5:12 PM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 18:14:56-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Texas State Aquarium has announced their reopening date, but there will be some changes.

They announced today that Friday, May 22 will be the reopening date.

“We are excited to reopen and continue to fulfill our mission, after being closed to the public for eight weeks," said Aquarium President and CEO Tom Schmid. “Through detailed planning, for the health of our team, our visitors, and our animals, we will provide the safest possible environment.

The aquarium says they have implemented new procedures to minimize risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus.

For patrons, those new procedures include a one way flow for patrons, 25% capacity on attendance, practicing physical distancing, and required online tickets sales to temporarily closed for now.

“When we reopen, the Aquarium will look different, but we are eager to provide a safe place for families to explore and make memories, once again. We strive to offer a world-class experience for all guests, and we will continue you to do so while operating with safety measures to safeguard our staff and visitors.”

Aquarium staff members and volunteers will be temperature scrrened before entering the building and are required to wear face masks.

On opening day the aquarium, H-E-B Splash Park, Pepsi Shoreline Grill, and Café Aqua will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m..

The complete list of new procedures and information regarding the reopening can be found here.