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Tallahassee Museum prepares grounds before reopening to visitors on Friday

Also asking visitors to wear masks
Posted at 7:58 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 19:58:13-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Under the executive order by Governor Ron DeSantis, the Tallahassee Museum is once again welcoming the public.

Friday at 9 a.m., the museum will be ready for visitors. However, they are reducing what you are able to do.

All buildings besides the main welcome building will be closed and the Tree-to-Tree Adventure Park will not be open.

They have installed multiple hand sanitizing stations, are asking visitors to wear masks, and put markers on the ground to mark six-feet.

"I remember a senior coming up to me in tears when we were closing because this was a place to get away," said Russell Daws, the president and CEO of Tallahassee Museum. "So, reopening gives us that opportunity to give our community a place to get away from things."

The museum is able to welcome up to 25 percent of their max capacity.

With 52 acres, that means around 650 people are able to come to the museum at once but the museum says that they will not run into that problem of meeting max capacity during the time they are open.