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NC Zoo ups admission price

Posted June 20, 2011 1:38 p.m. EDT
Updated June 20, 2011 1:54 p.m. EDT

— The North Carolina Zoo announced Monday that the price of admission would increase by $2 beginning next month. 

July 1 signals the start of the state's fiscal year, and the zoo, a state agency, will raise the price to deal with the budget cuts dictated by the General Assembly, Zoo Director Dr. David Jones said.

Admission will go from $10 to $12 for adults, $6 to $8 for children ages 2-12, and $8 to $10 for senior citizens and college students. It is the first price hike since 2001.

 The zoo will continue to provide free admission for registered school groups and discounted admission for other groups of 15 or more.