MSN Travel | Museums can reopen during DC’s Phase 2, but the Smithsonian is staying closed

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Friday that the District can officially move into the second phase of reopening on June 22, loosening restrictions on a variety of activities from nail salons to yoga studios.

The Phase 2 guidelines released by DC Council also laid out what likely wouldn’t be opening just yet, including movie theaters and entertainment venues that would need special waivers for activities. With summer about to start, one question seems to be on the minds of many: What about the Smithsonian?

“We don’t have dates yet, but we know that the Zoo and the Air and Space Museum’s Hazy Center near Dulles airport will be the first to open,” a Smithsonian spokesperson said.

The Museum of the Bible and International Spy Museum both announced that they would reopen to the public Monday. The Museum of the Bible released “10 Covid Commandments” including wearing a face mask, avoiding crowding together, taking the stairs when possible and using complimentary styluses on touch screens.

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