New York City museums and cultural institutions are allowed to reopen starting Monday -- and while some have already started welcoming visitors back, others are taking their time to reopen in an effort to make sure they are ready to deal with visitors in the age of coronavirus.
Although New York City museums and cultural institutions are allowed to reopen Monday, some well known locations are taking their time.
- The Museum of Modern Art reopened Aug. 24;
- Madame Tussauds reopened Aug. 24;
- The American Folk Art Museum reopen to visitors on Aug. 28 with Member preview days the two days prior;
- The New York Aquarium opened Aug. 27 for all visitors. However, members could start visiting the aquarium as of Aug. 24;
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art reopens Saturday for visitors. However, it reopened Thursday and Friday for its members. The Met Cloisters is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, Sept.12;
- The Whitney Museum of American Art will reopen Sept. 3;
- The 9/11 Memorial Museum is scheduled to reopen to 9/11 Families on Sept.11 and to the general public on Sept. 12;
- The Brooklyn Museum plans to reopen Sept. 12;
- El Museo del Barrio will open its doors to visitors Sept. 12.
All buildings will be limited to 25 percent capacity and visitors must reserve tickets in advance. Other safety guidelines will also be in place. It is suggested you visit the museum's website for additional information, included updated hours, before your planned visit.
Visit the individual websites for other local museums and cultural institutions for more information on additional reopenings.