The Aquarium of the Pacific announced it would reopen its outdoor exhibits beginning Saturday with special safety measures. The facility also will continue its various virtual programs, including cultural festivals.

The nonprofit has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, reporting a multi-million dollar shortfall last year despite receiving some federal funding.

Outdoor exhibits include the Shark Lagoon, where guests may touch sharks and rays, the Lorikeet Forest aviary, where guests may feed the colorful birds, the moon jelly touch tank, the seals and sea lions habitat, the penguin habitat and more.

Due to the limitations on which exhibits are accessible, the aquarium is offering a discounted rate of $19 per person with advanced reservations.

For the safety of guests, the aquarium has a number of protocols in place, including limiting the number of visitors, requiring advanced reservations, temperature checks for all visitors, a mask requirement for everyone ages 2 and up, hand sanitizer stations and increased cleaning procedures.

Aquarium members and those with tickets still must make a free reservation online.

Operating hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.

For more information on the facility’s COVID-19 safety protocols, visit the aquarium’s safety page.