2 Milwaukee museums, Discovery World close due to COVID-19 surge

The Milwaukee Art Museum, the Milwaukee Public Museum and Discovery World all announced on Thursday, Nov. 19 that they have closed to the public for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Milwaukee Art Museum said they will stay closed until at least Jan. 2, 2021. The Public Museum has not announced a reopening date.

Milwaukee Art Museum

A news release from both museums says following the Milwaukee Public Health Order 4.2 allows them to put the safety of visitors and staff first.

During the closure, all virtual programming on mam.org will continue as planned, and visitors are encouraged to participate in the Museum’s online content, including virtual tours of gallery spaces, art projects for kids and families and interviews with artists. 

While public and private programs at the public museum are also canceled, you can find digital resources for virtual learning here.

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Since reopening in July, the Museum has successfully practiced safety protocols, including robust cleaning procedures, hand sanitizing stations, signs encouraging social distancing, a face-covering requirement and a dedicated pathway through the first-floor galleries.

Visitors who have already reserved Museum admission tickets will be refunded to the card on which the purchase was made.

Updates can always be found on the Museum's website, mam.org

Discovery World

Discovery World will be reclosed effective immediately and intends to reopen at a to-be-determined time in 2021.

The facility had been closed to the public from March to July due to COVID-19 concerns, before reopening with new safety protocols.

Discovery World will continue to provide updates online at www.discoveryworld.org.


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