The Waikiki Aquarium announced it will reopen June 29 following the release of new health and safety guidelines issued by state and county leaders regarding Covid-19.
To reduce the risk of spreading infections, the aquarium is introducing prepaid admission tickets purchased online, social distancing requirements, and a limit of 50 guests inside the facility at any time. Additionally, clear acrylic barriers have been installed at the front desk and gift shop, and face masks will be required.
"As always, the health, safety and wellbeing of our guests, staff, volunteers and living collection remains our top priority as we transition to this reopening phase," Andrew Rossiter, director of the Waikiki Aquarium, said in a statement. "By implementing a variety of safety precautions and initiatives, we're confident that we can welcome the community to once again explore the majestic wonders at the aquarium in a safe and enjoyable way."
The week prior to the public reopening, June 22-28, the aquarium will offer free admission to healthcare workers and their immediate family members.