After what will be a four-month closure, the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center (HHC) is planning to reopen the museum on July 17 at Cincinnati’s Union Terminal. The museum has taken extensive measures to ensure guest and staff safety upon reopening making your next visit possible without diminishing the impactful experience.
When will the museum open?
The Holocaust & Humanity Center will open on Friday, July 17. The museum will be open on Thursdays through Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Hours are subject to change. Visit HHC’s website to prepare for your visit.
How will admission work?
Timed tickets will help manage the number of people in each museum, ensuring proper social distancing of six feet or more. Groups of (no more than) 10 persons can be accommodated every 15 minutes. We recommend making reservations ahead through the CMC website. However, tickets can also be purchased in the rotunda or the HHC lobby.
Has the museum taken precautions to ensure visitor and employee safety?
The museum has implemented several precautions to ensure the safety of guests and employees. Signage will be posted to encourage social distancing and explain the symptoms of COVID-19. Floor “cling” markers will provide visual references for the recommended spacing between guests. Allowances can be made for guests arriving together. Seating arrangements in HHC’s theaters have also been reconfigured to ensure guests maintain distances of six feet from each other. Complimentary stylus pens will be given to HHC visitors, which will enable them to press buttons and make selections on exhibit touchscreens.
What cleaning protocols will be implemented?
Extensive cleaning protocols will ensure the building is clean and sanitized multiple times per day, including attention to high touchpoint areas like doors, elevators, handrails, countertops and restrooms.
Do I need to wear a mask to enter the museum?
Masks or facial coverings are required. Based on the City of Cincinnati’s ordinance passed on July, 3, 2020, all museum visitors are required to wear a mask. Visit cincinnati-oh.gov/covid19 for more information. Complimentary face masks will be made available in the HHC lobby, and hand sanitizer will be available at the entry and exit of the museum. All employees are required to wear masks within Union Terminal.
I missed my allotted time for admission. What do I do now?
The HHC staff will work with you to ensure you either get into another time slot or provide a voucher for you to reschedule.
Are there any parts of the museum that I cannot access during this time?
We have made accommodations so that everything in the museum is accessible.
Will the museum’s weekly Holocaust Speaker Series take place in person?
For now, the Holocaust Speaker Series will continue digitally, we will announce when this will resume in-person.
I am not comfortable going to the museum yet. Will you still have digital programming? Where can I find more information?
Yes. HHC will continue its digital programming efforts when the museum reopens. You can check for updates on the museum’s website. You can also find more information on the HHC website, or you can email us at email@example.com. For ticketing information and general information about the Cincinnati Museum Center, visit the museum website.