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San Diego Air and Space Museum to reopen Friday

Posted at 3:30 PM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 21:32:29-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The San Diego Air and Space Museum is set to reopen now that the county has been approved to welcome visitors back to museums.

The Balboa Park museum will reopen at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 12, the first day museums are cleared to reopen in California.

Safety policies including capacity limits, social distancing, facemasks for guests and employees, hand sanitizer stations, and continuous cleaning and sanitizing will be in place.


"We’ve been working since the day we closed to ensure the Museum is a safe and welcoming destination," said Jim Kidrick, President & CEO of the museum. "We’re confident we’ve done everything possible to safely welcome guests back to the Museum. It’s time for us to re-connect with old friends and connect with new ones."

Museum staff will also have their temperatures screened daily before entering the museum.

The Air and Space Museum is one of many local attractions and theme parks that will be able to reopen starting Friday. Last week, state officials released guidance for these businesses to follow amid the coronavirus pandemic, which can be found here.

Other attractions, including SeaWorld San Diego, Legoland California, and the USS Midway plan to reopen on July 1. The San Diego Zoo and Safari Park have said they plan to reopen in the "coming weeks."