OKC museums prepared to welcome guests
Oklahoma City’s biggest museums have now opened or are in the final stages of welcoming back visitors as the COVID-19 restrictions ease on public gatherings. Let’s take a look at five of the city’s most prominent museums and their reopening plans.
Plans call for the museum to reopen to the general public on June 17. During the temporary closure, the OKCMOA debuted virtual screenings and plans to continue these screenings through the remainder of the month. The Samuel Roberts Noble Theater will open with strict capacity limits and additional social distancing protocols in place, with the Museum Cafe closed until further notice.
Opening along with the Museum is the special summer exhibition, POP Power from Warhol and Koons: Masterworks from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.
“Ultimately, we must rethink the museum experience with social distancing practices in mind, putting these and other new measures in place so that our visitors can once again experience great works of art in person and on the big screen,” said Michael J. Anderson, PhD, President & CEO. “With that said, we may be in a very different place as a community in another week or month, and if we are, we won’t hesitate to delay our plans if health experts and civic leaders recommend that we do so.”
Following a historic closure, Science Museum Oklahoma opened its doors June 1 with comprehensive new safety precautions, ticket processes, and changes to the way guests will explore SMO.
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