For many, it seems like summer won’t be the same. Many, if not all events, festivals, concerts and fairs that we look forward to each year, have been canceled or postponed. Our vacation plans have been put on hold, or our destinations and itineraries may have changed drastically.
Although our summer plans continue to shift due to the coronavirus, many Greater Green Bay attractions have already reopened or are working to open in the very near future with guidelines and precautions in place to ensure the safety of guests, staff and the community.
Here’s an update on what you can expect when visiting area attractions this summer. Keep in mind things will be updated or adjusted on an ongoing basis.
Our best advice is to plan ahead and verify plans before arriving. Many attractions are encouraging visitors to purchase tickets and admissions for a scheduled visit in advance. Planning ahead and checking with the attraction is the best way to ensure there won’t be any surprises that will interrupt your summer fun.
Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley
Hours: Open Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 1 a.m., Saturday from Noon to 1 a.m., closed Sunday and Monday.
Extra safety measures are in place to help keep all staff members and guests safe.
Bay Beach Amusement Park
Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily beginning June 26.
Daily attendance at Bay Beach Amusement Park will be limited to 50% capacity. To keep track of attendance, visitors will need to get a wristband at the ticketing window. The $5 deposit required for the wristband will be refunded when it's returned to the Snack Shack before leaving the park. Wristbands will not be reused and cannot be purchased in advance.
Parking will be allowed in lots A and B only. Some ride vehicles and seats will be blocked off to limit capacity and some may stay closed for the season. Ride vehicles will be disinfected between each user, increasing the wait time for some rides. Markers and signs will promote social distancing while people wait in line. The pavilion restaurant and most concessions stands will be open.
Ride ticket prices will remain the same at 25 cents each.
Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
Hours: Open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
All buildings, including public restrooms, are temporarily closed at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary with a tentative reopening date of July 6. Visitors can still access the trails, view some of the animals and feed the ducks. A few trail areas including the floating boardwalk to the waterfall remain closed at this time. Corn sales have moved to a kiosk outside the Nature Center, where payment of $1 a bag is on the honor system (no change available). The sanctuary’s fishing lagoon along East Shore Drive is open during regular hours for children and disabled adults only.
Limited animal programs have resumed and are taking place outside. Free to attend with no registration required.
Edge VR Arcade
Hours: Friday through Sunday from Noon to 8 p.m.
In addition to routine disinfecting of equipment, Edge VR Arcade has added UVC lightboxes as an added measure to ensure equipment is completely disinfected. They also placed Air Doctor air purifiers throughout the building to get rid of any indoor air pollution and you will find hand sanitizer throughout the building.
Edge VR Arcade is a great way to escape reality and enjoy some classic games like Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja from an all new perspective. How about taking a free fall from a skyscraper without ever leaving the ground? The perfect getaway without having to get away.
For the gamer at heart, they recently opened Edge Gamers Lounge, your new Green Bay eSports headquarters. Check it out for upcoming events!
Green Bay Escape & Axe
Hours: Open Wednesday and Thursday from 4 to 9:30 p.m., Friday 4 to 10:30 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Sunday Noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment Monday and Tuesday.
The lobby will be closed and start times will be staggered so there is only one group arriving at a time. All rooms will be private for your group. They have also extended the time in between games so their team can do a full cleaning of the room. Hand sanitizing stations have been added to each room so hands can be cleaned whenever you feel the need!
Safety has always been a very high priority for Green Bay Axe and that will be even more noticeable now. Lanes 1 and 5 will be the only two lanes available to book as they start back up. This will give groups well over 6ft of social distancing. Their team will be wiping down all highly touched areas (and axes) and hand sanitizing stations have been added to the building as well. Reservations only - no walk-ins.
Enjoy the Green Bay Escape & Axe combo deal for a full night out! Combos include a 1-hour escape room experience followed by a 1-hour axe throwing session! All for $45 per person (20% off normal price). All escape rooms and axe lanes are PRIVATE for your group only!
Escape Room Wisconsin
Hours: Book your time online
Changes have been made at Escape Room Wisconsin to ensure safety includes making all games private for your group, contactless check-in, staff will be masked, separate waiting areas set up with personal bathrooms, sanitation station in each room, additional time allowed for sanitation, flexible rescheduling and waived rescheduling.
Masks will be encouraged for guests but not required. Masks will be available for free if you would like to wear them during your experience. Staff will be distancing themselves from guests, but giving the same great experience.
GET AIR Green Bay
Hours: Open Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
It is standard practice at GET AIR to conduct rigorous cleaning and disinfecting of equipment and facilities. They have also increased their professional cleaning schedules, and have updated and increased in-house cleaning procedures, which means the staff is sanitizing frequently touched surfaces and equipment multiple times per day while resupplying soaps, hand sanitizers and paper products for guests to use. At this time maximum occupancy is also being reduced to 50 people or less.
Don’t wait during the busiest times, buy your jump tickets before you go and skip the line!
Green Bay Botanical Garden
Hours: Open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Due to the large open spaces to roam, there is not a limit on visitors at any one time at Green Bay Botanical Garden. Purchasing admission online ahead of time is encouraged to avoid waiting in line with others. Tickets are good for any day or time. Tickets purchased at the gate are $2 more. All of the garden areas are open and without one-way traffic restrictions. The Fischer Visitor Center and Trellis Gift Shop are open, but some facilities are closed, including the Stumpf Hobbit House Restroom.
Mother Nature and the garden’s horticulture team carried on as normal during the shutdown, so visitors will notice no change in the beauty of the garden from past visits.
Visitors can still enjoy Getaway Wednesdays at the Garden and the return of the Butterflies & Blooms exhibit. The butterfly exhibit is limited to 10 people at once for 20-minute visits. Masks are required. Online reservations for a specific day and time are also required. A ticket to Butterflies & Blooms includes admission to the garden. General admission to the garden, however, does not include the exhibit. The exhibit runs through Aug. 31. You won’t want to miss your chance to see first-hand 20 butterfly species from North America in an enclosed, walk-through butterfly house filled with 500 of them daily.
National Railroad Museum
Hours: Open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Main building closes at 4 p.m. for daily cleaning; grounds open until 5 p.m.
The National Railroad Museum is open to visitors. Explore railroad history and learn about the role trains played in shaping the nation’s history. Enjoy the outdoors by exploring the McCormick open-air pavilion, the Museum grounds, and enjoy a train ride.
Admission is currently limited to 35 patrons per hour; book your choice of time and date by visiting the Museum website at www.nationalrrmuseum.org. Please visit the Museum's website for information about how the Museum is working to keep you healthy during your visit.
Want to learn more about the Museum? Consider a new Behind-the-Scenes tour. Offered on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 a.m. The tour lasts one hour and costs $16, which includes admission to the Museum. Tour groups are limited to 10 people.
Advanced registration is required.
Please wear a mask and closed-toe shoes.
PAW PATROL PAW-PALOOZA
Meet your favorite pups at PAW PATROL Paw-Palooza, August 7-9, 2020. A partnership with the Children’s Museum of Green Bay, this event is a fun-filled day of exploring, playing, and learning. Visit with first responders, explore rescue vehicles, and take a ride on the train. Tickets also include FREE take-home crafts, children’s entertainment, and activities throughout the day.
For more information about the Museum’s COVID-19 safety plan for this event or for ticket information, visit www.nationalrrmuseum.org.
NEW Zoo & Adventure Park
Hours: The NEW Zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Adventure Park remains closed at this time.
NEW Zoo capacity is limited to 50%. Tickets must be purchased online in advance to reserve a three-hour visit time from 9 a.m. to noon, noon to 3 p.m. or 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. During peak times, there may be a wait to enter until other visitors have left. Entry will be through an outside gate rather than through the visitors center.
Sir Bounce A Lot's
Hours: Open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
To ensure all guests have a positive and fun visit to Sir Bounce A Lot's the following guidelines have been put in place to ensure safety to all:
Everyone over the age of two must wear a mask. Children may remove masks when in an inflatable.
Admission is limited to a two-hour visit
Parents are required to remain with their children throughout the visit to assist with social distancing
Restaurant seating is only for dining nothing can be left on the tables. All personal articles must remain with you at all times. Please limit the number of items brought into the establishment.
Outside items such as water bottles/canisters, personal snacks or food not purchased at Sir Bounce Alot's will not be allowed in the building.
In addition, the inflatable‘s will be disinfected regularly throughout the day as well as high touch areas on games. Restaurant seating will be disinfected after every use. Hand Sanitizing stations are posted throughout the building. Acrylic protectors are set up at our point-of-sale counters and Redemption counters. Restrooms will be monitored and sanitize throughout the day. Social distancing will be followed with appropriate markings on the floor.
Sir Bounce’s Special: 2 Bounce admissions, Large Cheese Pizza and 40 Tokens for $38.95
Hours: Open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. with restrictions
Titletown’s Football Field and Playground are open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Guests are welcome to walk throughout the open-air space and bring their own equipment to use the game courts (ping pong, bocce ball, shuffleboard, foosball and horseshoes). Ariens Hill and 46 Below remain closed, but plans are in process to open both spaces. Visitors are asked to adhere to health and safety guidelines. Titletown has increased cleaning of high-touch areas.
Arts, Culture & History Fun
Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
Hours: 10 am to 5 pm daily
The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame will be reopening to the public on Monday, June 29 with restrictions in place. Guests are asked to buy their tickets online to schedule a time for their visit. There will be limited capacities so guests will have 1.5 hours to complete the Hall of Fame in order to maintain capacities and allow more guests to visit. The hours are adjusting to 10 am 5 pm daily for the time being. Guests are required to wear masks. Stadium tours will remain closed until further notice.
Heritage Hill State Park
Hours: Open daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to walk the grounds only.
The paved and gravel paths at Heritage Hill State Park are open to the public to explore. There is no admission fee, but a $5 donation is encouraged in the donation bucket at the main gate or online. All buildings, including restrooms, and the Fort Dahlin playground continue to remain closed. Leashed dogs are welcome as long as waste is picked up and taken off site. Bring your own water.
National Shrine of our Lady of Good Help
Mass has resumed onsite at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help taking place daily at 11 a.m., with additional Mass time offered at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. Mass will also be live-streamed on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 a.m.
In addition to Mass, the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help brings visitors year-round as it is the first and only site in the United States which is approved by the Roman Catholic Church as an apparition site of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It has been recognized by the number of miracles that have occurred at the Shrine, including healing the blind, sick and crippled.
Neville Public Museum
Hours: Open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. and on Tuesdays from noon to 8 p.m. Closed Mondays.
Visitors to the Neville Public Museum are asked to buy tickets in advance. They’re sold in half-hour increments but there is no limit to how long you can spend in the museum. People who show up without an advance ticket may have to wait until the next available time slot due to limited capacity. Up to 10 people or two families are allowed in each gallery and 30 to 40 visitors total in the museum at a time. The gift shop is open to five people or one family at a time. Guests are asked to let museum staff handle any merchandise. The Discovery Room is open, but difficult to clean items have been removed.
The museum’s core gallery on the second floor remains closed for renovation. Work on the 8,000 square foot space continues with completion later this summer.
You won’t want to miss the newest exhibit, “Amazing Dinosaurs” open through November 8. Get a feel for the actual size of the prehistoric creatures, from the giant Tyrannosaurus rex to the small velociraptors and see fossils, including part of a T-rex leg bone.
The Art Garage
Hours: Open Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., Saturday from Noon to 3 pm, closed Sunday through Wednesday.
To ensure the safety of all guests, The Art Garage is screening employees for symptoms daily, ensuring any employees who are sick remain at home, cleaning and sanitizing the gallery constantly, employees are washing hands frequently and have set up hand washing stations for guests.
The Automobile Gallery
Hours: Open daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Every precaution has been instituted at The Automobile Gallery to keep all guests safe and well.
Cars & Guitars, The 4th Annual Car Show has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 22.
Hours: Book your time online
Aunt Ethel's Adult Emporium is taking online reservations only for a safe reopening. Limited to 1.5 hour sessions and up to 12 people at one time. Will close for 15 minutes between sessions for cleaning and sanitizing. Book your time online today!
Hours: Book your group online
The Foxy Pedaler party bike is available for two-hour tours throughout downtown Green Bay with or without bar stops. Capacity on the 14-passenger quadricycle will be limited to every other seat. Tours are restricted to private groups of families or close friends.
Hours: Open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 a.m.
Three of the Oneida Casino locations are open from 8 am to 4 am daily for slot play only: Main-Airport, West Mason, and IMAC. Capacity is limited for safety, and the casinos will close from 4 am to 8 am nightly for deep cleaning.
Slot machines will be sanitized before and after each player - Cleaning Teams will rotate throughout the casino constantly. All machines and surfaces will be deep cleaned daily from 4 a.m. - 8 a.m. High-touch areas and surfaces will be cleaned constantly throughout the day. Restrooms to be cleaned hourly. The restaurants will remain closed but "grab and go" food will be available at each location, and select bars are open.
Limited entrances at each casino are: Main-Airport: North Side Ramp Entrance and South Side Valet Entrance, IMAC: West Side Casino Entrance, W. Mason: North Side Canopy Entrance.
For your safety, and that of casino team members and the wider community, new safety measures and cleaning protocols have been implemented: Face masks are required for entry and at all times while inside the facility, to help keep our community safe. No smoking of any kind is allowed in the casinos.
All guests will undergo a temperature check before entry. Only those with a body temperature below 100.4° may enter. Slot machines are sanitized before and after each player. Slot machine sanitization can also be requested. Increased hand sanitization units have been placed throughout each casino, so please be sure to wash up regularly. Social distancing markers are in place at the Players Club, Cashiers, VIP Lounges and throughout the casinos. Please remember to stay at least 6 feet away from others during your visit.
Popcorn, water and business units in the VIP Lounge are no longer available. All team members undergo daily temperature checks and health screenings. All front line team members will wear face masks while inside the facility, those working in food service will also wear gloves. Plexiglass separators at the Players Clubs. New "touchless" procedures for guest interactions.
More summer fun
Fox River Tours
Fox River Tours started tours back up in June. Join them on the water this summer. Book your tour online.
Segway the Fox Tours
Now booking segway tours for your group. All tours in June will be private tours. Offering $10 off for tours over $45 on the following dates: May 27 to June 30, for any Mon.-Thurs., in July for any Monday, in September for any Mon.-Wed., in October or November for any Mon.-Thurs. Use Promo code “10off”.
With many different bodies of water, Greater Green Bay provides quite a selection of fishing opportunities. The Fox River, Bay of Green Bay, Lake Michigan and other small lakes and streams in Northeast Wisconsin make for a great angling experience any time of year. As enjoyable as fishing is around Greater Green Bay, there are plenty of things to know before packing the tackle box and fishing poles while donning your lucky fishing hat.
For a greater part of six-months, Greater Green Bay has some perfect golf weather to go along with its beautiful golf courses!
Take the scenic route and discover new places this summer. From outdoor activities, trails and nature to public art and indulging in local flavors, there is plenty to discover while visiting Green Bay safely.
The following attractions remain temporarily closed:
Oneida Nation Museum – Nature Trail remains open