This pandemic has had its twists and turns, but one thing is for sure- people are hungrier for education than ever. Harvard offered free online courses to anyone who wanted them, sites like Skillshare offered longer free trials, and more people took up watching how-to and DIY channels on YouTube than ever before. In this seemingly permanent lockdown, people are trying harder to better and educate themselves. A massive problem that’s arisen is that one of the top places to educate yourself, museums, have been closing to keep everyone safe. There are many institutions finding workarounds, though! Here are the top museums that are getting creative with the pandemic that you can visit safely.
Founded in 1879, this museum is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States. It offers depth into our history and a view of what our country wants for the future. The museum is taking steps to limit how many people visit and always sanitizing and cleaning to keep the virus at bay. Only allowing 25% of the guests it would usually allow, there are ways to ensure you miss the long lines. Order your tickets ahead online, and go between the hours of three to five pm when fewer people will be visiting. You’ll love the museum so much you’ll want to search for Chicago houses for sale to get a slice of the city to yourself! Tickets are twenty-five dollars for general admission and eighteen dollars for seniors. Illinois residents get a further discount, which is why if you live in the area, this isn’t a museum you should pass up!
This museum is home to not only dinosaurs but also our ancestors! Lucy, a three million-year-old hominid is on display and will give you deeper feelings about our place in the universe. You can explore your own Jurassic Park or look at how life on earth has changed in just the last couple hundred years. To be safe, the museum isn’t allowing anyone to enter with a temperature over one hundred degrees Fahrenheit, is requiring masks, and is working at a reduced number of people being allowed in. Tickets are relatively cheap, with them only being twenty-three dollars for general admission and eighteen dollars for seniors.
This one is located in Cape Canaveral, Florida. It may be poetic that when most people are trapped in their homes, we’re looking toward the stars. The Kennedy Space Center is a hub for anyone who dreams of learning more about science, with a heavy lean on history. You can see the space shuttle called Atlantis, tilted to look like it’s roaring through space at all times. This museum is checking temperatures, not letting anyone in who’s above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, and is requiring masks. Tickets can be bought ahead of time and are steep, at fifty-seven dollars per adult visitor.
Which of these places are on your bucket list? Let us know in the comments below.