North Bay Museum and its staff are excited to be able to provide a better experience for their visitors tomorrow.
As the province enters Stage 3, so too does the museum, and Sarah Aubertin, Fundraising/Retail Manager for the museum, says that interactive exhibits will now be available to the public.
“Our gas pump, our map button, some of our trains, airplane buttons and a cash register upstairs are just a few of the small interactives we have at the museum that will be open again,” said Aubertin in an interview.
The museum has been open for public tours since July 2.
No more than 30 people have been allowed inside at a time, with one-way traffic and hand sanitizer available for people who are touring through.
The museum has also been using timed entries to allow for physical distancing.
“It’s exciting for the families with children who come in and look for the interactive exhibits,” said Leah Groenewoue, a summer student at the Museum. It`s been kind of disappointing that we didn`t have them.
Aubertin says that the Museum has been working on a regular cleaning and disinfecting schedule.
“We’re doing bathroom cleaning hourly and we’re doing museum cleaning pretty much any time someone walks through,” says Aubertin.
The museum staff have also been wearing face masks and encourage people to bring their own face coverings to tour the building.
For those who are unable to visit the museum, virtual exhibits have also been made available on the Museum’s website.