A green sea turtle is among the animals at the Aquarium of the Pacific's new coral reef exhibit. Photo courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific.

After a roughly 3-month closure due to coronavirus, the Aquarium of the Pacific will reopen this weekend, with member previews on Friday and Saturday before opening to the public on Sunday at 9 a.m.

To address safety concerns during the coronavirus pandemic, the Aquarium is limiting the number of visitors and will require advance timed reservations that you can make on its website.

Additionally, visitors over age 2 are required to wear face coverings, and staff will give temperature checks to everyone. Group sizes are limited to 6 people. Additional safety protocols, as well as the temporary closures of some aquarium attractions, can be found here.

The aquarium’s reopening will include the debut of a new exhibition, “Coral Reefs: Nature’s Underwater Cities,” which features new animals and exhibits where visitors can learn more about the importance of coral reefs and how to protect them.

A green sea turtle, flashlight fish that glow and clownfish are among the more than a dozen new animal species that are highlighted.

Member preview days are from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. The public hours on Sunday are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

General admission is $34.95 for people 12 and over; $29.95 for seniors 65 and over; $24.95 for children; and free for children under age 3 and Aquarium members.

Tim Grobaty is a columnist and the Opinions Editor for the Long Beach Post. You can reach him at 562-714-2116, email [email protected], @grobaty on Twitter and Grobaty on Facebook.