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Burke Museum reopens on Sept. 22

All galleries will open, and so will the windows on the labs

The Burke Museum will reopen to the on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

Members get an early look the weekend before, on Saturday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 20.

As a precaution against spreading the coronavirus, hands-on, interactive parts of the exhibit will stay closed. So will play areas.

But all galleries will open, and visitors will still be able to take a look through windows at the people at work in the museum’s labs, collections and workrooms.

You won’t be able to buy a ticket at the museum. Instead, you need to buy a timed ticket in advance. And once there, you’ll need to follow signage showing which way to walk and where to stand in order to avoid spreading the coronavirus. (We are all becoming experts in following cryptic instructions in the form of tape on the floor.)

The Burke Museum follows the Museum of Flight and the National Nordic Museum, which reopened over Labor Day weekend , and the Seattle Art Museum, which opened its downtown location to members over the Labor Day Weekend and plans to open to the public on Sept. 11.

Until recently, museums would not have been allowed in Phase 2, but the state department of health approved guidelines for them to reopen, with safety precautions. Museums will be limited to 25 per cent of their capacity.

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