Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry reopened this weekend after shuttering its doors since March.
After over four months, the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry has finally reopened to the public. To celebrate the museum is offering free admission through August 14!
“Hello again! Our doors open at 9:30 a.m., unlocking nearly half a million square feet to explore,” the museum wrote on an Instagram post yesterday. “Plus, we’re extending the fun outside with a food and beverage tent, free science activities and chalk to add your own art to our sidewalk.”
The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry is the latest museum in Chicago to reopen its doors to the public, following Art Institute of Chicago and Field Museum. Like the other museums, MSI Chicago is implementing a new system of safety measures and precautions to keep visitors safe as they explore the museum grounds. Those new measures include:
- Required face coverings for staff as well as guests over the age of 2
- Limited daily capacity
- Timed entry tickets
- Thorough cleaning measures and procedures
- Modified exhibitions to increase flow and movement
- Physical distancing measures
The museum has also temporarily closed a number of exhibitions wherein modification was not available. Those exhibitions are The Idea Factory, Genetics and the Baby Chick Hatchery, Future Energy Chicago, and tours of the Coal Mine and the submarine. Although the U-505 Submarine exhibition is still accessible by the public. For more information on the museum’s updated measures, you can visit their website.
Grab-and-go food and beverages will be available for visitors at the Museum Cafe and an outdoor tent in front of the museum. MSI Chicago also encourages visitors to bring their own food and to enjoy on their spacious front lawn.
Until August 14, visitors can get free admission to the museum. Advanced tickets must be reserved online.
[Featured image: @msichicago]