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Things You Can Do Safely As San Antonio Opens Up

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After months of staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic, San Antonio is slowly reopening. Residents are eager to enjoy the arts, culture and entertainment of Countdown City. As more people venture out of their homes, museums and venues are helping patrons stay safe.

Here's how you can engage with the local arts community in safe way:

  • Go to SAMA

On Thursday, May 28, the San Antonio Museum of Art will be opened to the general public. To ensure the museum stays within its 25% capacity, you'll need to schedule your visit on the museum's website. Visitors will sign up for a specific time slot but are welcome to stay as long as they want. The museum staff is also requiring visitors to wear a mask, and if you forget yours, the museum store will have a large number for sale.

  • Go to Artpace

The galleries at Artpace San Antonio will reopen to the public by appointment on Tuesday, June 2. After that, the galleries will be open from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday. No more than six guests will be scheduled for each hourly appointment, and face masks are required. More information can be found on Artpace's website.

  • Go to the McNay

The McNay Art Museum and grounds will reopen with regular hours of operation on Friday, June 26, for all visitors. The museum will be operating at 25% capacity and will require all visitors over the age of two to wear a mask. Exhibitions on view have been extended for our community to enjoy, and all programming and special events have been postponed through July 31, 2020.

  • Go to Blue Star Contemporary

Blue Star Contemporary is reopening to the public on June 11, and all visitors must schedule an online reservation prior to entrance. The complex will require face masks for all guests 10 years and older, and guests' temperatures will be checked before entry. No large groups are allowed in and social distancing is required.

  • Go to Aquatica

Beginning Friday, June 5, at 10 a.m., reservations will open for Aquatica San Antonio. All visits will require advance reservations. AThe park itself will reopen on Saturday, June 6
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines

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