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Zoo, Safari Park remain closed; State nixed hopes that two of San Diego's most iconic attractions were on track for a speedy reopening

May 30, 2020 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

The San Diego Zoo and Safari Park said Friday that its plans to reopen in early June have been delayed because the state will not consider it to be an outdoor museum.

On May 12, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared that California's outdoor museums - botanical gardens and outdoor exhibition spaces - could reopen as part of Stage 2 of the state's reopening.

However, the state also made clear that its outdoor museum guidelines did not extend to zoos, amusement parks or indoor galleries and museu...