The Florida Museum of Natural History Reopens on July 3

By Amanda Roland

The Florida Museum of Natural History will reopen next week on July 3. This will be the first time the museum has been open since the onset of COVID-19.

“We’ve missed our museum visitors and couldn’t be more excited to welcome them back,” said Darcie MacMahon, Florida Museum director of exhibits and public programs. “We’ve prepared thoughtfully and thoroughly for their return and look forward to reopening our doors.”

Museum members will have early access to the museum on July 1 and 2. The museum will be open from Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m., and the “Butterfly Rainforest” will close at 4:30 p.m. every day.

The museum has special guidelines that will go into effect for the reopening, according to the Florida Museum:

  • All visitors and museum staff are required to wear face coverings.
  • Foot traffic throughout the museum will follow a one-way path to ensure physical distancing.
  • Guests are encouraged to wash or sanitize their hands frequently. Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the building.
  • Credit cards are preferred for purchases.
  • Workspaces, exhibits, common areas and galleries are regularly sanitized. Certain touchable technology and interactives will be unavailable.

Visit the Florida Museum’s website for additional information on which exhibits will be open!


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