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Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum reopens doors to public

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Posted at 7:14 AM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 09:14:06-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is preparing to reopen its doors to the public Thursday for the first time since the pandemic began.

The museum will operate on two hour blocks with only 50 visitors allowed in the building at one time. The museum said it is staggering opening hours from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

"Museums are opening toward the end of this whole process because they're indoor facilities. They're often places where you'll find a crowd of people, and it's all the things that are of concern during a pandemic," said Matt Mayberry, museum director.

Visitors will be encouraged to reserve a free ticket online, though a limited number of walk-in tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Temperature checks will be taken for those entering the building and masks will be required by visitors and staff.

High-touch areas will be sanitized each day between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. For more information or to reserve your free ticket online, click here.