Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art reopens after six months

Andrei Stoica

9/12/2020- Kansas City, Missouri

Front lawn of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City Missouri is reopening today September 12th, with new hours and safety procedures for the first time in six months. The museum was closed in March at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Nelson’s new public hours are Monday and Friday 11 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, Thursday 11 am to 9 pm and closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Some of the updated safety precautions are hand sanitizing stations, social distancing and masks that must be worn when inside. While visiting the outdoor sculpture park masks are not required but the museum still reminds visitors to be mindful while walking past other guests.

In order to visit you will need to make a reservation ahead of time. You are able to do that online, by phone or in person. The museum expects to accommodate people on the same day they reserve their spot.

Entry is still free of charge and face masks are available for sale in the museum store for 2$, if you forget to bring your own.

Published on 9/12/2020