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Science Museum of Minnesota will reopen Sept. 4

Museum members have gotten earlier access to exhibits.
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The Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul, which has been closed for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will reopen next month. 

In an email to patrons Tuesday, the Science Museum announced it will reopen Sept. 4 with limited hours, only open Friday-Sunday. The museum opened to members this past Friday-Sunday, and will offer the member-only opportunity again Aug. 28-30 before reopening to the general the following weekend. 

The museum is taking precautions to keep people who visit safe, including requiring everyone age 5 and older to wear masks and having all visitors keep 6 feet between them and others who aren't in their visiting group. It is also regularly disinfecting the museum, having all staff wear masks and installing plexiglass dividers between visitors and staff where it's possible. 

The museum previously announced it would begin a phased reopening this fall, noting it was cutting staff by nearly 40% after it was forced to close in mid-March. In the time it was closed, the museum estimates it lost out on 245,000 visitors.

For those not ready to visit the museum in person, it is still offering programming online via its Learn From Home webpage.

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