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Detroit’s major museums are back open for business

Posted at 4:51 AM, Jul 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-12 08:50:19-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit’s major museums are back open for business!

The Detroit Institute of Arts, the Michigan Science Center and the Detroit Historical Museum are all open this weekend for the first time since shutting down because of the coronavirus pandemic.
All three facilities are located in Detroit's cultural center near Midtown. Hours of operation at each museum and institution will vary.

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, The Carr Center, The Hellenic Museum of Michigan and The Scarab Club have also reopened their doors to the public with new safety measures to protect visitors from catching and/or spreading the deadly virus. This includes:

· Expanded cleaning and disinfection of public spaces and work areas.
· Frequent handwashing is encouraged and abundant hand-sanitation dispensers will be made available throughout the institutions.
· To be required to wear masks inside each building (guests aged 3 years and older).
· Cashless and touchless transactions will be made available wherever possible.
· Changed entry procedures and door-access points at some of the institutions.
· Limited hours and reduced occupancy loads at some of the institutions to ensure physical distancing can be maintained.
· New wayfinding around the buildings and guidelines for physical distancing to safely navigate the institutions.
Visitors are also encouraged to check in with all institutional websites for the most up-to-date information while making plans to visit the Cultural Center.

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