This week brings good news: as per updated COVID-19 protocols, Philadelphia museums are cleared to reopen. And a historic music venue hosts a weeklong concert to help keep it afloat.
Night at the museum(s)
Yes, Philadelphia’s museums are back after a state-mandated shutdown to stop the surge of coronavirus cases in the area. The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Penn Museum, the Franklin Institute, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Museum of the American Revolution, and the Barnes Foundation are all reopening as of this week. (Notable exceptions – the Please Touch Museum, the African American Museum in Philadelphia and the National Museum of American Jewish History – remain closed for the time being.) All of the museums are still operating under COVID-19 protocols including capacity limits and mandatory mask-wearing for visitors and staff. Advance-purchase, timed tickets are required and some museum hours may be limited so check museum websites for updates before planning a visit.
It’s the culture
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