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The Museum of Natural History has a reopening date

We've missed the dinos so much!

Written by
Danielle Valente

We have some dino-mite news to share with you, NYC: One of our favorite family attractions is getting ready to open its doors for the first time since March!

The American Museum of Natural History took to Instagram to share its forthcoming plans. Pending approval from New York State, members will be able to visit beginning September 2 and the general public will be able to visit beginning September 9. Obviously, we're making a b-line for T.rex when we get there. 

The beloved kids' museum revealed that its procedures will be different come September: The pay-what-you-wish tickets (which will be non-refundable) must be reserved online and they will be for a timed entry. Hours are going to  be the typical 10am–5:30pm, however, it's only for Wednesday–Sunday. Plexiglass is been installed at ticketing counters and new ventilation systems are being put in place. (Check out all of the safety measures online.)

Now guests will finally have the opportunity to check out the brand-new exhibit, "The Nature of Color," which debuted several days before the museum closed in March. Along with cool interactive features (think color-changing rooms, floor-to-ceiling color play and a light lab), photo-worthy moments and yes, even some live critters, this new experience lets visitors delve deep into their favorite hues.  

According to a press release, the museum will keep its theaters (including the Hayden Planetarium), certain halls with a high proportion of touchable interactives (such as the Ross Hall of Meteorites, the Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth, and the
Cullman Hall of the Universe), and the Museum’s public education laboratories closed. When the time does come for it to reopen, we suggest checking out "World's Beyond Earth," the first new planetarium show in seven years. The show transports guests beyond our solar system as Lupita Nyong’o narrates the journey. 

We are counting down the days, AMNH!

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