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Glazer Children's Museum to reopen in June with more safety precautions

Posted at 4:09 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 18:31:29-04

TAMPA, Fla. — The Glazer Children’s Museum is set to reopen in June after being shutdown to visitors for more than two months.

“There’s day it feels kind of eerie being in here," said CEO Sarah Cole.

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For the reopening, staff will have to close some exhibits that are more difficult to clean. As for the rest, Cole says they are taking even more precautions.

“As a hands on children’s museum, we’ve already been so hyper-tuned to this. Every flu season we have to make sure we are doubling and tripling up. We are actually quadrupling our cleaning efforts at this point," she said.

They’ll also be looking out for little hands putting props in their mouths. Those objects will be replaced with a clean set four times a day.

Staff will wear masks, and adult visitors will have to as well.

“We know what kind of stress families are under right now. We know that respite is something we are all desperately looking. The thing that we deeply believe that we provide to a community, the two things are learning and joy and a place that we can provide joy to a community right now is so important," said Cole.

You’ll need to buy tickets online and reserve a time to come. The museum will start out at just 25% capacity.

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