After voluntarily closing March 16 in response to the rapidly evolving situation with the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum has re-opened its doors to the general public.
The Museum is open daily from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. This includes all exhibits, flight simulators, gift shop and SAC Lunch Café. In addition, Summer Camp programming will run as scheduled beginning June 8.
Both guests and staff are required to wear masks at all times, while visiting the Museum. Signs and notices throughout the Museum are also in place to remind guests and staff to exercise social distancing. Visitors are asked to review the additional guidelines and safety measures in place for staff and guests on the Museum website before visiting.
“This is an uncertain time for museums with the likelihood that twenty-five percent will not reopen,” explains Executive Director, Jeff Cannon. “There is no doubt that tourism-oriented businesses such as museums, attractions, hotels, and airlines will continue to have significant challenges over the next few years. I am proud to see the efforts that our team is performing in all departments. Within days of shutting down, the team transitioned into the new normal, adapting and planning for our future by offering virtual programs in our core pillars of education, veterans, and community. And in preparation to reopen, the team has implemented current guidelines to assure the safety of staff and visitors.”
To show appreciation for the continued hard work and sacrifice of those that have served on the front lines during this crisis, the Museum is extending free admission to all healthcare workers, active military and veterans as well as First Responders this Memorial Day Weekend.
“The Museum staff has worked very hard to provide a safe environment for our visitors. Offering free admission to these frontline workers along with the peace of mind that they can enjoy their time here, means a lot to us. We take pride in providing this opportunity,” says John Lefler, Jr., Marketing Manager for the Museum.
Information regarding visitor guidelines and upcoming Museum events is available at www.sacmuseum.org