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Technical issues caused by ticket demand at Monterey Bay Aquarium resolved

Aquarium delays its reopening


UPDATE 7/1/2020 4:30 p.m. The Monterey Bay Aquarium said technical issues caused by a high demand for tickets have been resolved.

PREVIOUS STORY: The Monterey Bay Aquarium said that it is experiencing technical issues because the demand for tickets is so high.

The aquarium said it is seeing an overwhelming response from people wanting to buy tickets. Today was the first day they went back on sale, and they are available to buy online-only.

Aquarium officials said they are working to fix the problem.

After a four month closure, the aquarium plans to reopen for members and donors on July 9. They will have four days to visit before it reopens to the public July 13.

When the aquarium reopens, it will limit the number of visitors in the bulding at a time, require face coverings, practice physical distancing, conduct frequent cleaning and use one-way paths through exhibits.

Before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the aquarium saw 8,000 to 12,000 visitors every day. That will now be limited to 2,000, but it may change when restrictions in Monterey County loosen.

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Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.


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