Due to the crazy that is COVID-19, tourism has taken a huge hit. Included in those affected, local museums and attractions have had to restructure and figure out the right procedures to open their doors once again. After getting to speak with local museum directors and staff, things are looking up for our businesses to start opening again.

Check out these updates:

Family Arts Day

Art Museum of Southeast Texas

  • Opening Date: June 1
  • Procedure changes:
    • Requiring temperature checks and mask (AMSET will be provided masks to those who do not have one)
    • Sign-in sheet for contact tracing
    • Plexiglass at entrance for workers
    • No hands-on activities
    • Signage throughout museum
    • Cleaning and disinfecting throughout the day
    • Limited number of visitors
    • Maintaining 6-feet of distance
  • Events 

children's museum

Beaumont Children's Museum

  • Opening Date: N/A to public
  • Procedure changes:
    • Recommending mask
    • Cleaning and disinfecting throughout the day
    • Signage throughout museum
    • Recommending masks
    • Limited number of visitors
    • Maintaining 6-feet of distance
  • Events:

Chambers House in Beaumont, Texas

Chambers House Museum

  • Opening Date: July 21
  • Procedure changes:
    • Requiring masks
    • Hand-washing before tour
    • Maintaining 6-feet of distance from docent to visitor
    • Limited number of visitors

Fire Museum Meeting

Fire Museum of Texas

  • Opening Date: June 15
  • Procedure changes:
    • Recommending mask
    • Signage throughout museum
    • No hands-on activities/ touching fire trucks and memorabilia
    • Cleaning and disinfecting daily
    • No group tours
    • Limited number of visitors
    • Maintaining 6-feet of distance

Gator Country

Gator Country Adventure Park

John Jay French

John Jay French Museum

  • Opening Date: July 21
  • Procedure changes:
    • Requiring masks
    • Hand-washing before tour
    • Maintaining 6-feet of distance from docent to visitor
    • Limited number of visitors per tour
  • Events:

Texas Energy Museum

Texas Energy Museum

  • Opening Date: July 1
  • Procedure changes:
    • Recommending mask
    • Cleaning and disinfecting daily
    • Signage throughout museum
    • Maintaining 6-feet of distance

Spindletop Gusher with crowd watching on a pretty day.

Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum

  • Opening Date: June 2
  • Procedure changes:
    • Recommending mask
    • Signage throughout museum
    • Hand sanitizing stations
    • Plexiglass and gloves for workers
    • 5 visitors per building
    • Maintaining 6-feet of distance
  • Events:
    • Mackenzie Finklea Book Signing June 20
    • Gushers In July every Wednesday at noon

 

All of these updates are subject to change and will be monitored as time goes on. Make sure to check back regularly.