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Balboa Park's Museum of Us to reopen this week

Posted at 3:41 PM, Sep 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 18:41:17-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego's newly renamed Museum of Us will reopen to visitors this week.

The museum, formerly called the Museum of Man, will reopen on Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. under the state's new guidelines for museums during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Museum of Us will operate at 25% capacity when it reopens and all guests will be required to wear a face covering. Other measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 include:

  • Plexiglass is in place at the admission desk to minimize contact.
  • Guests are required to keep 6 feet of distance between other visitors.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the museum.
  • Guests will be given a personal pencil to use throughout interactive exhibits.
  • Guests will be provided a suggested linear path of travel to promote social distancing.
  • Handrails and other surfaces throughout the museum are frequently sanitized for your safety.

The museum is encouraging guests to also purchase their tickets ahead of time online or by using debit or credit cars. Cash will still be accepted if needed.

Tickets can be purchased online for $13 general admission or $10 for students with school ID, military with active ID, seniors 62 and older, and youth 6-17. Museum members and children 5 and under can visit for free.

The museum will be open weekly, Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.