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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is reopening to the public Friday after being closed for months due to the pandemic.

“After six long months, I am thrilled to finally be able to say that the Intrepid Museum is open to the public,” said Intrepid Museum President Susan Marenoff-Zausner. “As we move forward, the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, former crew members and visitors is our number one priority. The Museum has put into action a myriad of enhanced measures that go above and beyond the minimum requirements and we will continue to provide the same one-of-a kind experience the Intrepid Museum is renowned for.”

Doors open at noon.

The museum’s regular hours will be Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Masks will be required, capacity limits and social distancing will be enforced, and there will be timed ticketing.

Protectives barriers have also been installed at the box office, information desk and other key locations. The museum is also increasing cleaning and sanitization.

The museum said during the shutdown it restored the Intrepid’s escalator, which will open to the public in the next several weeks for the first time in decades. The escalators, which were installed in the 1950s, are not operational but visiters will be able to use them to walk up from the hangar deck to the flight deck.

For more information visit IntrepidMuseum.org.

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