To protect the health of its patrons and staff while remaining open to the public, the museum is following CDC recommendations: adding hand sanitizing stations, increasing the frequency of cleaning, closing interactive displays, postponing large events and taking precautions with respect to staff travel.
LOS ANGELES (March 12, 2020) – Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, the Petersen Automotive Museum is taking precautions to protect the health of its patrons and staff. While remaining open to the public (including auto displays and the Vault tour), the museum is following CDC recommendations. These include:
- Adding more hand sanitizing stations throughout the museum
- Increasing the cleaning schedule to every two hours on high-touch surfaces
- Postponing all large (more than 250 attendees) museum-hosted events for the next 30 days
- Encouraging staff to avoid all non-essential international travel
- Enforcing CDC-recommended precautions with any staff that are returning from overseas travel
- Closing all touchscreen displays and interactives throughout the museum:
- Rob and Melani Walton Discovery Center
- Lightning McQueen Tactile
- IndyCar Tactile
- Model T Tactile
- All charging stations
- The Bobby Rahal Family Gallery (Forza)
- Worlds Reimagined HoloLens Experience
- Volkswagen VR Experience (Bay 4)
- Headphones in Hollywood Dream Machines
For more information about the Petersen Automotive Museum and its exhibits, visit www.petersen.org.
About Petersen Automotive Museum
The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Blvd. (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, 90036. Admission prices are $16 for general admission adults, $14 for seniors and $11 for children ages 4 to 17. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under age 4 are admitted free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For general information, call 323-930-CARS or visit www.petersen.org.