Duval County

MOSH set to reopen with safety changes

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville dad Masceo Harmon said he’s spent almost every minute of the pandemic with his kids.

“We had to keep them in the house. We couldn’t take them to the park or anything like that, no activities. It was a real challenge for me,” Harmon said.

He was happy to hear about the reopening of attractions.

In April, Action News Jax showed you activities Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History started offering online because of their coronavirus closure.

MOSH is set to welcome the public back June 15.

A new dinosaur exhibit is on display, and there are COVID-19 safety changes.

MOSH education manager Alec Warren told Action News Jax, “The process of getting this place reopened, the discussions really started in April.”

Some of the changes are temporary and easy to remove, such as social distancing markers on the ground.

Other adjustments are permanent, like "no touch" buttons on exhibits.

“Masks and social distancing are really two keys when it comes to being in a place like MOSH," Warren said.

According to managers, hand sanitizer is out around the building, certain exhibits are off limits, and tickets are reserved in two-hour time frames so the museum is never at more than 25% capacity.

“I think it's going to take some time for people to get back to normal," Harmon said.

For more information, go to TheMOSH.org.

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