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Maritime Museum of San Diego reopens outdoors

Star of India to set sail for first time in five years
Posted at 10:47 AM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 13:47:14-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — With California's regional stay-at-home order lifted, the Maritime Museum of San Diego is joining the list of local attractions reopening outdoors.

The museum will reopen on Feb. 13, offering top deck tours and free boat rides with the purchase of admission. The museum's indoor operations will remain closed due to coronavirus restrictions.

The museum will initially be open only on weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ticket sales will end one hour prior to closing. Due to restrictions, capacity limits will be in effect. The museum says it may announce weekday times in the coming weeks.

Temperature checks will be required for all visitors, and face coverings and physical distancing will be required at all times while at the museum.

Guests will be able to tour the upper decks of the museum's famed collection of vessels, including the world’s oldest sailing ship, Star of India. The museum is also offering complimentary, optional, boat rides. Museum staff and crews will sanitize the boats before and after each tour.

"This healthy, safe, outdoor, educational and fun escape for all ages can be a welcome break as the community comes together to fight the global pandemic," said Raymond Ashley, President/CEO of the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Tickets for the museum cost $20 for adults; $15 for seniors 62+, military, and kids ages 13-17; and $10 for children 12 and under.