Milwaukee Public Museum reopens after months of closure due to pandemic

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- It’s an exciting time at the Milwaukee Public Museum.

The place reopened Thursday, March 4, after being closed for nine months, total, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID guidelines are in order here.

Which means most exhibits, like the T-Rex, are open but there are others, like the movie theater, that are still closed.

Masks and distancing are required.

And they’ve got hand sanitizer and an upgraded HVAC system to help visitors feel safe.

MPM was closed for nine months during this pandemic and they furloughed about 40% of staff.

With Thursday's reopening 20 employees are returning, and museum staff hopes you come back too.

“I like to say we’re the heart and soul of the community – all of the cultural institutions. The community hasn’t had that heart and soul experience for several, several months," MPM President/CEO Ellen Censky said.

Buying your tickets online is recommended.

They have a timed entry to help monitor capacity and spread out traffic flow.

To learn about the new visitor policies and which exhibits are open - click here.

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