Boston Museum Of Science Reopens With New Pixar Exhibit

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston's Museum of Science is preparing to reopen to the public with restrictions, nearly two weeks after the start of Phase Three in Massachusetts.

According to Mike Horvath, Senior Director of Exhibit Design and Production at the Museum of Science, masks are a must for everyone inside the building.

"We went back and forth about that policy of wearing masks, just to allow people for some viable medical reasons," Horvath told WBZ NewsRadio. "But really felt strongly that the science said for everyone's health ... masks were a really important piece of public health and safety, for everyone."

Horvath said the Museum waited to reopen in an effort to keep as many exhibits open as possible, which took some planning.

"A whole team of us actually went through the exhibit halls and identified every material, every component, and looked at what they were made of," said Horvath. "How they could be cleaned easily, or not ... and the spacing between things. It was looked at across the board."

As well as mandatory masks, there are hand sanitizers located throughout the museum, and exhibits have been modified to improve social distancing.

While there are still some interactive exhibits, Horvath said they will be cleaned on a regular basis. Visitors can also enjoy a new hands-off experience called "The Science Behind Pixar."

The Museum reopened to members for Preview Days earlier this week, and it opens to the public on Sunday, July 26th with reservations required.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story said that temperatures would be taken at the door. There will not be temperature checks for visitors.

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