This past Thursday, The American Museum of Natural History announced plans to partially reopen this September, pending permission from the city and state.
?T-riffic news: The Museum is preparing to open on 9/2 for Members and on 9/9 for the general public, pending approval from New York State & New York City for indoor museums to open.
There will be some changes for your health + safety! Learn more? https://t.co/KVbUHamLs6
— American Museum of Natural History (@AMNH) July 30, 2020
Beginning September 2 for members and September 9 for the general public, the AMNH will be open from 10am to 5:30pm, Wednesday through Sunday.
To promote safety, the museum states that drinking fountains, the food court, Planetariam Shop, Cosmic Shop and Dino Store will be unavailable.
All theaters will also be closed, in addition to touchscreen exhibits, the Ross Hall of Meteorites,Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth, Cullman Hall of the Universe, Scales of the Universe, Discovery Room, and public educational laboratories.
All tickets will be timed for entry to limit the number of guests in the museum at once. In addition, the museum will be regularly disinfected and cleaned throughout, plexiglass barriers will be added at ticket counters, ventilation systems will be upgraded, and markers will be placed to promote physical distancing. Hand sanitizer stations will also be placed throughout the museum.
Visitors will be able to access the museum through the entrance at 79th and Central Park West or the 81st Street Rose Center for Earth and Space.Get the Upper West Side Newsletter: