Imagine the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) without the crowds — and with door prizes. That’s what you’ll find tomorrow, Wednesday, September 9th, when the Museum reopens its doors to the general public at 25% capacity, to allow sufficient room for physical distancing.
Since shuttering in March, this is the longest the AMNH has been closed in its 150-year history. “To mark the occasion,” the Museum announced, “the first 10 visitors per timed-entry slot entering the Museum’s main Rotunda entrance on Central Park West will receive a cast of a Tyrannosaurus rex tooth based on a specimen from the Museum’s Division of Paleontology fossil collection.”
In addition to most of the Museum’s permanent halls, visitors will be able to see two special exhibitions: “T. rex: The Ultimate Predator,” and “The Nature of Color,” an exploration of what color reveals about the natural world and ourselves, which was on view for only a few days before the Museum closed.
Advance ticket reservations are required and are available now on amnh.org or through the Museum’s Explorer app. The Museum will be open to the public Wednesday–Sunday, from 10 am to 5:30 pm, and facial coverings are required for all staff and visitors ages 2 and up. For more information on additional health and safety measures at the Museum, please click here.
And view the Museum’s reopening video by clicking here.