Local museums unite to extend mask policy

Press release

Coalition announces continued mask requirement ahead of eased restrictions for indoor museums starting June 15

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — June 11, 2021: Today, a coalition of Sacramento museums announced plans to continue requiring masks for all visitors over age two, volunteers and staff. The following statement was issued in anticipation of eased restrictions for indoor museums by the California Department of Public Health starting Tuesday, June 15, 2021:

“Our organizations agree that providing a safe environment for all visitors, volunteers and staff is our greatest priority. Museums are community spaces where guests of all ages, backgrounds, beliefs and abilities are welcome. We are united in our commitment to maintaining the safest experience for all by extending our mask requirement until further notice.

The extension is critical to protecting vulnerable community members, including children under 12 who are currently ineligible for vaccines, since only about 40% of greater Sacramento area residents are fully vaccinated.

Please check each organization’s website for current policies and plan visits ahead. Each museum’s policies are subject to change. We all look forward to the day when we can safely lift the mask requirement.”

The following museums authorized this statement:

  • Aerospace Museum of California
  • California Museum
  • Crocker Art Museum
  • Locke Boarding House
  • Sacramento Children’s Museum
  • SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity
  • SSVMS Museum of Medical History

ABOUT AEROSPACE MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA

Explore, discover and be inspired by aviation history. With a 4-acre air park and rotating exhibits, families can engage with our STEM activities for all ages and let their imagination soar. A Smithsonian Affiliate and member of North American Reciprocal Museum Associate®, the Aerospace Museum is truly a place where dreams take flight! Learn more at aerospaceca.org.

ABOUT CALIFORNIA MUSEUM

The California Museum celebrates the Golden State’s history, arts, diversity and unique influence on the world. Established in 1998, the Museum is home to the California Hall of Fame, Unity Center and more exhibitions inspiring visitors to make their mark on history. Learn more or get tickets at californiamuseum.org.

ABOUT CROCKER ART MUSEUM

The Crocker brings people together and connects them in unexpected ways with art, ideas, each other and the world around them. Founded as a public/private partnership in 1885, the Crocker features the world’s foremost display of California art and is renowned for its holdings of master drawings and international ceramics, as well as European, Asian, African and Oceanic art. For more information and tickets, visit crockerart.org.

ABOUT LOCKE BOARDING HOUSE

The town of Locke was established since 1915. Locke Boarding House was restored in 2008 by California State Parks. It serves as the visitor center for the entire historical town, as well as a museum that offers a variety of exhibits of artifacts. Learn more at locke-foundation.org.

ABOUT SACRAMENTO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

Since 2011 Sacramento Children’s Museum’s mission has been to spark a passion for lifelong learning through integrated experiences for children from birth to eight years of age. Our exhibits include STEM-based activities, pretend-play areas, art and creative pursuits, and a dedicated area for infant and toddler development. For more information and reservations, visit sackids.org.

ABOUT SMUD MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND CURIOSITY:

MOSAC will bring K-12 schools, colleges, universities, libraries, museums, and other community resources together to remove barriers and build a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) learning ecosystem! MOSAC is proud to support every learner’s personal journey with science! Learn more at visitmosac.org.

ABOUT SSVMS MUSEUM OF MEDICAL HISTORY

The Museum of Medical History of the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society showcases developments in medicine from the mid-1800‘s through today. It is organized by various themes such as patent medicines, pharmacology, laboratory medicine, infectious diseases, Asian medicine, radiology and quackery and includes a nursing history room and a circa 1920 doctor’s office. Learn more at ssvms.org/museum.

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