New England Air Museum Phase Two Reopening:
"Open Air" Experience

Following a successful outdoor-only reopening on Memorial Day Weekend, the New England Air Museum will reopen all indoor and outdoor exhibit spaces beginning Friday June 19.

Details of the New England Air Museum Reopening:
  • The museum will be open daily from 10:00am-3:00pm. These reduced hours allow for daily cleaning of the museum by our staff.
  • All three exhibit hangars will be open with over fifty historic aircraft on display in 90,000 square feet of exhibit space. An additional ten aircraft are exhibited on our five acre outdoor grounds. Our hangar doors will remain open during operating hours, allowing for natural ventilation and fresh air.
  • Some steps we have taken to ensure visitor safety include: Operating at less than 50% capacity, increased cleaning, social distancing, hand sanitizer stations throughout the museum, and staff and volunteers wearing masks.
  • While some of our interactive exhibits remain closed during this phase, we are offering social distanced outdoor games and take-home activities for families included with admission.
  • Admission is $16 for adults, $10 for children ages 4-14, and free for 3 and under. New England Air Museum members are free, as are veterans courtesy of KeyBank

While the museum's indoor spaces will be open, the wide-open exhibit hangar doors will make everyone feel as though they are still outdoors in the fresh air. "With 90,000 square feet of aircraft hangars and wide-open hangar doors, there really is no better place to go for safe, socially distanced fun" says the museum's Executive Director Debbie Reed.

The entire Museum has been cleaned and sanitized since the last visitors left back in March. The shortened hours of 10:00 - 3:00 daily will leave the staff extra time for cleaning at the beginning and end of each day. To ensure the health and safety of the museum's visitors, staff, and volunteers, the New England Air Museum will follow all COVID-19 rules issued by the Governor Ned Lamont and the Reopen Connecticut panel.

"The great thing about this museum," says Reed, "is that everyone can have a great experience, see incredible aircraft, learn and have fun all without the need to touch anything." The outdoor space will remain open with 10 aircraft, and visitors can see another 50 aircraft indoors, plus dozens of engines and exhibits on various aspects of aviation history.

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