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Chrysler Museum reopens to public June 20, members-only opening planned June 16

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Posted at 2:27 PM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 14:27:20-04

NORFOLK, Va. - The Chrysler Museum of Art will reopen to the public June 20, according to a release by the museum.

In planning its reopening, the Chrysler has adopted several guidelines to keep visitors and staff safe, including limiting the number of people in the museum to 25 percent of normal capacity and allowing guests to reserve timed tickets in advance online.

According to the Chrysler, the museum will open to members only beginning June 16.

The Museum will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the hours of 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. will be reserved for visitors over 60 and those who are at higher risk for severe illness.

The Museum’s galleries and Museum Shop will be open with limited capacity. Wisteria restaurant will be open for grab-and-go options, but the dining room will be closed. Interactive spaces, including the Wonder Studio, as well as the Reading Room will be closed until further notice.

Glass demonstrations at the Perry Glass Studio will be offered soon with limited capacity and appropriate distancing. Reservations to attend glass demonstrations can be made here.

Visitor Guidelines
The below guidelines will be in place to ensure the safest visitor experience possible.

  • Face Covering: Visitors ages 3 and up are required to wear a face covering for the safety of our visitors and staff and per Governor Ralph Northam’s mask mandate for the state of Virginia. Disposable masks will be available with a recommended donation of $2.
  • Use the Marked Entrance: At the main entrance, one set of doors will be marked for “Entrance.”
  • Reserve Your Ticket: The Museum will be using free timed tickets that stagger entry in half-hour increments. Tickets can be reserved at chrysler.org and by calling the Museum at (757) 664-6200. Gallery hosts will monitor entries and exits, and if capacity allows, will grant entry to visitors without tickets. If the Museum is at capacity, a standby line will be established. Visitors will be required to stand 6 feet apart while they wait.
  • Scan Tickets Upon Entry: Visitors will be able to scan their own tickets at the Welcome Desk. Admission continues to be free.
  • Get a Visitor Guide: Visitor Guides will be available for pickup but will not be reused. A new digital version will be available for personal mobile devices.
  • Stay Home if Sick: If prospective visitors are experiencing any signs of illness, the Museum encourages delaying their visit.

Safety Precautions Implemented at the Chrysler

  • The use of a face covering is mandatory for employees, volunteers and vendors in all common areas until further notice.
  • Plexiglass barriers will be used to protect employees and guests from direct contact at the Welcome Desk, Glass Studio Welcome Desk, Education Lounge and the Museum Shop.
  • Regular cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched objects and surfaces will occur.
  • Employees who test positive for COVID-19, are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have had close contact with a person experiencing symptoms or diagnosed with COVID-19 are required to stay home for at least 14 days.
  • The Museum will restrict professional travel until further notice.