BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Museum of Science has reopened to the public, with some restrictions.
Notably, the museum is requiring that all tickets and member general admission be purchased or reserved in advance, either online or by phone, to ensure visitation stays within the 25 percent capacity outlined in the New York state’s Phase Four guidelines.
All tickets will have a designated entry time to stagger admission and allow ample room for social distancing.
The second floor is open due to the lack of touching exhibits. Those that require touch are stylus only to keep touching to a minimum. pic.twitter.com/tC6NOuEqvy— Jeff Slawson (@Jeffslawson) July 15, 2020
Once inside the museum, guests can stay as long as they’d like, or until the museum closes for the day.
All staff as well as guests ages two and up will be required to wear face coverings while inside the museum in accordance with New York state mandates.
Masks will be provided free of charge to guests who arrive without their own face covering.
Comprehensive cleaning and staff screening protocols have also been put in place.
In an effort to eliminate the need for guests to touch exhibit surfaces, the museum will provide each guest with a complimentary stylus to engage with interactive touch screens and exhibit buttons.
The museum will not offer on-site sales transactions, meaning memberships must also be purchased or renewed online or over the phone prior to visiting.
Tickets for Golden Mummies of Egypt include access to the second floor galleries and are $19 for adults and $16 for children 2-17, seniors 62+, students, and military.
Entry is free for Museum members and children under 2 years.
General admission is reserved and free of charge for members.