The Great Lakes Children’s Museum just outside Traverse City in Leelanau County has always had a major connection to the 19437733 10154883276687842 4798092338022810327 Ncommunity and like countless other museums, they’ve been closed since March.

Starting Wednesday, October 14th the hands-on museum will be re-opening its doors to the public with new safety measures and guidelines in place.  This includes sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays for the kids and special group reservations on Saturdays and Sundays.

Staff will be closing the museum mid-day for cleaning and sanitation and will then re-open for afternoon sessions.  Tom Maynard, the impact manager for the Great Lakes Children’s Museum says they’ve created a detailed plan to safely re-open.

“First and foremost it’s going to be reservation only. You’ve got to book a ticket o n line whether you’re a member or not. So, we’ve got a couple of different kinds of sessions. Mixed group sessions where we’ll have 25% of our capacity. We have social distancing going on, hand washing, the mask mandate,” says Maynard.

The museum is not doing walk-ins at this time so reservations are required.

For more information and reservations to visit the Great Lakes Children’s Museum click here.