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Cleveland Museum of Natural History reducing hours due to COVID-19

Posted at 12:20 PM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 12:20:59-05

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Museum of Natural History announced Friday that it is reducing hours through the end of the year due to coronavirus concerns.

“This is not a decision we made lightly,” says Sonia Winner, the Museum’s president and CEO. “We are taking this precautionary step to do our part to help slow the virus’s spread and to ensure the health and wellbeing of our community.”

Starting today, the museum will only be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 31. It will also be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The museum said it will be celebrating its centennial anniversary in the coming weeks. On Nov. 27, a new exhibit called Wildlife Rescue: Miracles in Conservation, will open. Museum members will be able to tour the exhibit an hour before the general public on Nov. 27, 28 and 29 in order to lessen foot traffic in the building.

“The Museum’s continuity as a pillar of learning is immeasurably important during these trying times,” says Winner. “The benefits of building a connection with nature are plentiful and we aim to provide ongoing opportunities to forge that relationship.”

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