Niabi Zoo reopens this weekend; tickets must be bought online

COAL VALLEY – Niabi Zoo will reopen to members on Saturday and to the general public on Sunday.

The zoo will reopen at 25% capacity and with temporary restrictions in place.

All guests, including zoo members and pass holders, must buy tickets online at before visiting.

Guest can choose between two daily 3-hour time frames: 9 a.m.-noon (last entry at 11 a.m.) or noon-3 p.m. (last entry at 2 p.m.)

The biodiversity and reptile buildings will be open, and later this spring, a white rhino (a first at Niabi) will arrive.

Face coverings (mask or shields) will be required through the front gates, inside open buildings, on the train and carousel, in the restrooms and gift shops and anytime groups or individuals may be closer than 6 feet. Hand washing and sanitation stations are installed around the zoo.

Find Niabi Zoo on Facebook or go to the website for more information.