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Buffalo Museum of Science begins gradual reopening on Friday, mummies exhibit extended to October

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Posted at 12:15 PM, Jul 06, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Museum of Science will begin reopening on Friday, July 10, when it opens its second floor to visitors.

The museum announced on Monday that the "Golden Mummies of Egypt" exhibit, which opened in February, would stay in Buffalo through October 18. The exhibit was initially scheduled to leave town in June, but COVID-19 shutdowns changed the museum's timeline.

The exhibit, which is making its U.S. premiere in Buffalo, will be free for museum members. It usually carries a $5 exhibit fee. The general exhibit area on the second floor will be reserved for members. The first, third and fourth floor of the museum remain closed because they are "highly interactive spaces" and need to be modified to ensure proper social distancing can be followed.

The museum is making some changes to operations to allow guests to practice social distancing:

  • Tickets must be purchased or reserved in advance either online or by phone.
  • The museum will remain at 25% capacity.
  • Tickets will have a designated entry time to allow the museum to stagger admission.
  • Guests are able to stay as long as they like upon entry.
  • All guests ages two and up must wear a mask. Free masks are available to guests who show up without one.

For non-members, tickets to Golden Mummies of Egypt are $19 for adults and $16 for children, seniors, students and military. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (716) 896-5200.