Our museum is temporarily closed
Reopening June 1, 2020
Following the guidelines of national, state, and local authorities, we now plan to reopen the museum on June 1, 2020. We will carefully monitor the efficacy of these guidelines and make further adjustments as needed. When we reopen, there will be changes inside the museum to ensure the safety of our staff and your family.
Physical Distancing Practices
- Limiting museum general admission to 30% capacity.
- Separate entrances and exits will be clearly marked for each purpose and staff will be on hand to facilitate and monitor the process.
- We recommend that you buy tickets online and in advance for a “low touch” entry. However, the admissions desk will also be open to assist with processing tickets. Please send one member of your party through the line and observe social distancing; markings on the floor will indicate proper spacing.
- We will be offering curbside pick-up from the Museum Store.
- We will be instituting capacity limits on the number of guests at one time in the gift store, restrooms, and lift.
- Designating a one-way flow of exhibit foot traffic using directional arrows and signs on the first and second level of the museum.
- Floor markings will indicate 6-foot spacing at the admissions desk and museum store checkout.
- Limiting access to the Explorer’s Corner and converting the Owl Pellet Dissection Activity Station to take home kits only.
- We will require face masks for all staff; spacing workstations to allow for social distancing and allowing support staff to continue work from home.
- We have installed plexiglass partitions at the admissions and gift shop check out desk to serve as an additional barrier between employees and visitors.
Sanitation and Cleaning Procedures
- We are instituting heightened cleaning protocols, including frequent environmental cleaning and disinfection of “high-touch” door handles, countertops, railings, the lift, and restrooms.
- We are implementing cleanliness “patrols” where we will be disinfecting high touch areas throughout the day and checking that all soap and sanitizer dispensers are full.
- Increasing hygiene practices for staff, including increased hand-washing, sneezing and coughing etiquette, and maintaining a clean work station.
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology celebrates vertebrate life by providing guests with an engaging adventure full of discovery, with the hopes that through education we will help cultivate an appreciation of the natural world and ultimately lead to conservation for the future.
Focusing on the form and function of the skeletal system, our museums display hundreds of skulls and skeletons from all corners of the world. Exhibits include adaptation, locomotion, classification and diversity of the vertebrate kingdom.
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