Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum Reopens with Visitor Guidelines
After voluntarily closing March 16 in response to the rapidly evolving situation with the novel coronavirus, the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum (www.sacmuseum.org) reopened its doors to the general public on May 18. The Museum has resumed regular operations, open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This includes all exhibits, flight simulators, gift shop, and SAC Lunch Café. Summer Camp programming began as scheduled on June 8 and will run through July 24.
Both guests and staff are required to wear masks at all times, while visiting the Museum. Signs and notices throughout the Museum are also in place to remind guests and staff to exercise social distancing. Visitors are asked to review the additional guidelines and safety measures in place for staff and guests on the Museum website before visiting.
“This is an uncertain time for museums with the likelihood that 25% will not reopen,” explains Executive Director Jeff Cannon. “There is no doubt that tourism oriented businesses such as museums, attractions, hotels, and airlines will continue to have significant challenges over the next few years. I am proud to see the efforts that our team is performing in all departments. Within days of shutting down, the team transitioned into the new normal, adapting and planning for our future by offering virtual programs in our core pillars of education, veterans, and community. And in preparation to reopen, the team has implemented current guidelines to assure the safety of staff and visitors.”
Information about the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum’s upcoming events, summer camps, and visitor guidelines can be found online at www.sacmuseum.org.