The American Museum of Natural History reopens on Wed., Sept. 9, with new timed-entry, new hours, new admission fees and required facemasks.
AMNH will be open five days a week, Wednesday to Sunday, instead of daily, from 10am to 5:30pm.
The previous a pay-what-you-wish admission policy for all visitors has been replaced by a fixed admission fee for visitors not from New York, New Jersey or Connecticut.
Tri-State visitors still will be able to pay what they wish, with identification that includes a local address.
It is a similar policy as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, reopened on August 29th.
The AMNH fixed fee is $23 for adults, $18 for students and seniors 60 and older, and $13 for children ages 3 to 12.
All theaters, including the Hayden Planetarium, and halls with a large number of touchable interactives will remain closed, according to a news release.
Food service will also not be available. Visitors will be allowed to bring bottled water – in plastic or metal containers, no glass – but not food.
The re-opening is pending permission from NYC and NY State officials, under Phase Four rules, at 25 percent capacity.
The New York Historical Society, across the street from AMNH, reopens two days later, on Sept. 11.