The San Diego Air and Space Museum Re-opening
The San Diego Air and Space Museum is preparing to open its doors on Monday but still faces major challenges. Museums in San Diego County are allowed to partially reopen under California’s new COVID-19 guidance.
Jim Kidrick, President and CEO of the Air and Space Museum said - “We know we’re adhering to the right criteria at the right time and we’re also going to provide a world-class experience”.
Under the state’s new guidelines, indoor museums in San Diego County can only operate at 25% of capacity. They are also required to make modifications to maintain social distancing. The museum conducts regular cleaning of all the exhibits. All visitors will be required to wear a face covering. Visitors will also be given pens as they walk in to use on the museum’s touch screens.
The drop in tourism has hurt many San Diego attractions, including museums. The pandemic has been a challenge for the team at the Air and Space Museum, but they’re looking forward to opening their doors and hopefully inspiring the next generation of aviators and explorers.
The Air and Space Museum reopened briefly in June before the San Diego County rolled back reopening. Museum staff goes through health screenings before their workday starts.
Other museums in Balboa Park have not announced reopening dates.