Visiting Museums Again
COVID-19 has closed so many venues for so long. And, if you are like me, you’re eager to immerse yourself in art, history, and science. Dallas museums are working hard to ensure the safety of their visitors as they look forward to welcoming patrons back. Upon reopening, protocols for masks, social distancing, and limited capacity will be in place and enforced. Check the museum’s website for more details. Here are a few museums that opened recently, or will open in September.
• Dallas Museum of Art is now open. Their special exhibition, “For a Dreamer of Houses,” is still running. Note the special exhibit requires a purchase of an additional ticket. The museum boasts 150,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor gallery and exhibition spaces for you to explore. Hours are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 11 am – 5 pm. General Admission is free. Advance tickets are required. Two hundred people will be allowed in the museum for two-hour periods. Look for a list of all exhibitions at dma.org/exhibitions. For more info visit dma.org.
• Dallas Holocaust Museum and Human Rights Museum is open. Book your visit online to experience the permanent exhibits, as well as “The Fight for Civil Rights in the South,” the museum’s timely special exhibit. New hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm. More information is available at dhhrm.org.
• Nasher Sculpture Center is open to the public. Enjoy the new exhibitions “Barry X Ball: Remaking Sculpture” and “Foundations: Barry V Ball.” Hours are Thursdays and Fridays, 11 am – 8 pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am – 5 pm. All tickets must be booked online at nashersculpturecenter.org.
• The Crow Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Dallas will open beginning September 18, Friday – Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm. The museum will operate at 25% occupancy. The special exhibition “Beili Liu: One and Another” is a must-see. crowmuseum.org•
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza will open in mid-September. Hours have changed to Friday – Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm. The entrance to the museum is according to the time on your ticket. You can buy tickets on the museum’s website, and visitors are limited to 25 per reserved entry time. jfk.org/visit
GET WILD AT THE DALLAS ZOO
As a nonprofit organization, the Dallas Zoo relies on revenue from ticket and membership sales, so visiting them this fall is the perfect way to show your support! There are more than 2,000 amazing animals to see, but keep an eye out for the two newest additions: reticulated giraffe Tana and Hartmann’s mountain zebra Sukari, born just a few days apart this August. Look for both of these babies in the Giants of the Savanna during your next visit. The Zoo has implemented new procedures to keep everyone safe and healthy, including limited capacity, social distancing reminders, and a mask mandate for everyone over the age of 10. Learn more and reserve your tickets online now at DallasZoo.com.
Where: 650 S. R.L. Thornton Frwy. Dallas
When: 9am – 5pm, Daily
Cost: Adults, $17, Kids, 3-11 | Seniors 65+, $14 | Children, 2 and under FREE