Because Governor Baker's new business early closing order includes zoos, the Franklin Park Zoo is now forced to cancel and refund all 9 pm and 9:30 pm tickets for the final 10 days of Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience.
The zoo says:
Due to this new health and safety order, we must close the zoo at 9:30 p.m beginning on November 6. All ticket buyers for the 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. timeslots will be contacted via e-mail and will be refunded.
We understand the disappointment this causes, especially for so many who were looking forward to attending Boston Lights. We are disappointed too. Unfortunately, we aren't able to extend Boston Lights or add capacity to the earlier timeslots. As part of the health and safety measures in place to combat COVID, we are required to manage strict capacity limits.
The state has so far given no explanation of any mechanism by which turning away late-night zoo visitors will reduce transmission of the Covid-19 virus.