The museums that make up the Tacoma Museum District — Washington State Historical Society, Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Glass, LeMay — America’s Car Museum, Foss Waterway Seaport, and Children’s Museum of Tacoma — will begin opening their doors to the public as soon as Sept. 25.
The reopening timelines, days of operation, and onsite protocols among the museums will be based on staffing and exhibit configurations. Purchasing tickets online in advance is recommended, and visitors are encouraged to check each museum’s website for specifics before visiting. Each museum has adopted health protocols including universal mask-wearing, sanitizing stations throughout the facilities, one-way routes through galleries, monitored social distancing between groups, reduced occupancy, and enhanced cleaning schedules. Each museum has also installed safety features and procedures specific to their individual building layout.
Initially, some venues will operate with reduced schedules:
Museum of Glass: Opening Sept. 25; operating hours Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
LeMay – America’s Car Museum: Opening Sept. 25; operating hours Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Washington State Historical Society: Opening Sept. 29. Operating hours will be Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with seniors-only hours Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. to noon.
Tacoma Art Museum: Opening Oct. 9; operating hours Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Foss Waterway Seaport: Opening Oct. 16; operating hours Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.
Children’s Museum of Tacoma: Will remain closed until 2021 due to the hands-on, interactive nature of the galleries.