4 Milwaukee Museums Are Reopening in March

Could this be a sign that things could maybe … sorta … start to return to normal soon?

Four of the city’s largest museums — Discovery World, the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Public Museum and the Harley-Davidson Museum — have just announced that they’ll be reopening again soon. The museums, which closed their doors indefinitely last year in response to a surge in coronavirus cases, expect to welcome visitors again in March.

In a recent press release on the topic, Milwaukee Public Museum CEO and president Ellen Censky said that “Though we’ve all made successful forays into the virtual realm, being onsite is something that has been greatly missed. We’re extremely excited that we can partner together and reopen to give the community a variety of experiences to share safely in-person again.”

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Each of the four institutions has put a robust public health plan (approved by the City of Milwaukee) into place. Online ticketing and sanitizing stations will be available at all of the museums. And capacity caps and face mask guidelines will be followed. 

Each of the institutions has also set its own reopening date. The Milwaukee Public Museum will reopen on March 4; the Harley-Davidson Museum and the Milwaukee Art Museum will reopen on March 5; and Discovery World will reopen on March 27.

“It’s time to open our doors so that we can continue fulfilling our missions of connecting families with fun and educational learning experiences,” Discovery World president and CEO Bryan Wunar said in a recent press release. 

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Lindsey Anderson covers culture for Milwaukee Magazine. Before joining the MilMag team she worked as an editor at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and wrote freelance articles for ArtSlant and Eater.