Sea, Air and Space Exploration—Commence!
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum shared its plans to reopen to the public on Friday, September 25, with enhanced health and safety measures—including a mandatory face covering policy, enforced social distancing, capacity limits, timed ticketing, and increased cleaning and disinfecting procedures.
"We appreciate everyone who has supported us during this difficult time and can't wait to once again welcome visitors through our doors," said Susan Marenoff-Zausner, Intrepid Museum president. "In preparation for our reopening, the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, former crew members, and visitors is always our No. 1 priority.
"The museum will continue to follow the recommendations and guidelines of health experts as well as the relevant city, state, and federal agencies."
With the measures put in place, Marenoff-Zausner notes, the museum believes it will provide an engaging experience in a safe environment.
"We also are mindful of the important role we, and other cultural institutions and attractions, will play in helping to reinvigorate New York City," said Marenoff-Zausner. "Our entire organization takes that responsibility to heart and we are thrilled to be able to do our part."
While some experiences will be temporarily closed during the initial reopening phase, such as the interior of the Concorde, submarine Growler, Lutnick Theater, simulators, food service, and the retail store, the vast majority of the 350,000-square-foot Intrepid Museum will be available and accessible to visitors. This includes most exhibitions, the entire collection of aircraft on the flight and hangar decks, and the Space Shuttle Pavilion, which houses the space shuttle Enterprise.
More specific guidelines, FAQs, and advance timed ticketing information can be found at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
Written by Sarah Suydam, Staff Writer for Groups Today.
Photo courtesy of Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.