The MCA has announced it will welcome visitors back to the gallery on Tuesday, June 16. The 22nd Biennale of Sydney, titled Nirin, will be on display, and enhanced health, safety and social distancing measures will be in place. The Museum will open on Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am–5pm, with a closure on Mondays. The MCA Store, MCA Café and Sculpture Terrace will also reopen on June 16, while Graze Restaurant will reopen on June 30.
For all of us culture vultures, art lovers, lifelong learners and anyone just busting to go for a wander through a building other than our own homes, the closure of museums and galleries has been difficult, although necessary. Likewise, livestreams of animals have been scratching the itch, but nothing quite matches seeing creatures in person at zoos and aquariums.
Now, thanks to Sydneysiders’ great work staying home and flattening the curve, public life is beginning to return to normal, and from June 1, cultural institutions, aquariums and animal parks are once again allowed to open their doors (with strict physical distancing and hygiene measures in place). Excitingly, the Biennale of Sydney is reopening with extended dates across multiple venues in June.
We’ve rounded up the reopening dates of Sydney's galleries, museums, zoos and aquariums – and what exhibitions you can expect to see. But make sure you’re aware of how to go out safely right now.
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