NLBM to reopen with limited hours, 2-step admission process

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Posted at 8:12 PM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 22:22:57-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missing baseball? The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum will reopen Tuesday with limited hours and precautions in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Museum will be closed on Mondays and only open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays with Sunday hours of noon to 4 p.m.

There will be two timed sessions from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays with only one session on Sundays.

Admission is also now a two-step process.

Visitors should reserve a free passport through the Museums at 18th and Vine’s Eventbrite website to guarantee entrance. Be sure to bring the passport for your visit.

Tickets will need to be purchased separately online or at the Museum’s ticket counter upon arrival.

Walk-up purchases are strongly discouraged as the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and American Jazz Museum, which are housed in the same building, will limit the number of guests allowed inside and adjust how people move through the exhibits.

The number of visitors will be limited to the number of available passport spaces.

The Grandstand Theater will not show its films and interactive elements, such as touchscreen displays, will be turned off as a precaution.

The museum will clean and sanitize before, between and after sessions.

All staff and volunteers will wear face masks and gloves. Visitors are not required, but are encouraged, to wear masks.

Group tours and guided public tours are not available at this time.

For those who do not feel comfortable visiting the Museum at this time but who want to help its mission, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum suggests a tax-deductible donation.

The NLBM, which is celebrating the centennial of the Negro Leagues' founding in Kansas City this year, will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 4.

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