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George Eastman Museum reopening delayed one week due to construction

The museum will be open to the general public beginning July 26

Rochester, N.Y., July 15, 2020—The George Eastman Museum has announced that the public reopening of the museum has been delayed one week because of construction work on the Thomas Tischer Visitor Center. The museum will now reopen to the public on Sunday, July 26, at 11 a.m. The museum will be open for museum members only on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., before opening to the general public on Sunday, July 26.

The museum has also shifted the opening of three new exhibitions to Sunday, July 26 (members-only preview days July 24 and 25).

Gathering Clouds: Photographs from the Nineteenth Century and Today
July 26, 2020–January 3, 2021

Main Galleries

James Welling: Choreograph
July 26, 2020–January 3, 2021

Project Gallery

A History of Photography
July 26, 2020–January 3, 2021

History of Photography Gallery

The Eastman Museum has finalized its reopening plan with the health and safety of staff and visitors as the top priority. Upon reopening, new safety measures will be in place, including the following:

  • All visitors and staff members will be required to wear face coverings/masks at all times while inside the museum building, and when not able to maintain six-feet social distancing while on the grounds.
  • Public spaces and surfaces throughout the museum are being cleaned and sanitized more frequently.
  • Advance tickets are encouraged and can purchased online at eastman.org/tickets.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be provided for visitor use throughout the museum.
  • When possible, non-automatic doors and entryways will be push only.
  • Narrow paths throughout the museum will become one-way, with alternative routes available.
  • Visitors in different parties are expected to maintain a proper social distance from each other when possible during their time at the museum

**NEW Museum Hours**

  • Wednesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday

Admission Pricing

  • Members: FREE
  • General Admission: $15
  • Seniors (65+): $13
  • Students (w/ID) and youth ages 5–17: $5
  • Children 4 & under: FREE
  • EBT or SNAP cardholders and their families: FREE
  • Active-duty military personnel and their families: FREE

More information about visiting the museum, including new health and safety protocols, is available at eastman.org/welcomeback.