NATIONAL MUSEUM OF INDUSTRIAL HISTORY ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR REOPENING
The National Museum of Industrial History plans to open its doors to visitors this Friday, June 26th with increased safety measures following over three months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- • The museum will operate on a limited schedule, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday until further notice.
- • Masks are required by all visitors over the age of 4.
- • The museum has implemented a timed ticketing system to limit the number of patrons in the museum to ensure proper protocols are followed regarding social distancing and capacity requirements. All visitors are highly encouraged to purchase their tickets prior to visiting the museum.
- • While the museum is operating at a reduced capacity, it will continue offering programs via the Virtual Museum
- • The museum’s summer camp has also moved online, offering campers behind-the-scenes looks and the chance to learn from working professionals at top Lehigh Valley manufacturers like Martin Guitar, B. Braun, and Mack Trucks. More information on the summer camp and sign-up information can be found here.
The museum has implemented a comprehensive policy to ensure the safety of patrons, employees, volunteers, and artifacts during the reopening phase. The new measures follow local, state, and national regulations and best practices and will allow the museum to offer an educational and enjoyable experience while maintaining vigilance. In accordance with Pennsylvania guidelines, the museum will operate at a 50% capacity until further notice and utilize a timed ticketing system, to allow for controlled entry to the museum with minimal person-to-person interaction.
The museum has been professionally cleaned and sanitized following CDC guidelines prior to reopening and reduced hours allow for museum staff to disinfect between visiting days. Sanitizing stations have been implemented throughout the museum and touchless soap dispensers have been installed in the museum’s bathrooms. Signage has been placed throughout the space to ensure proper social distancing between visitors and frequently touched areas, such as the museum’s interactive experiences, have been modified or removed. A Plexiglas barrier has been mounted at the museum’s front desk and all staff and visitors over the age of 4 are required to wear masks while inside the museum facilities.
For any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Glenn Koehler, the museum’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations at email@example.com or call the museum during operating hours at 610-694-6644.