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Florida Holocaust Museum prepares for tiered reopening

The St. Petersburg museum worked with BayCare to ensure a safe opening.

The Florida Holocaust plans for a tiered reopening of the museum that allows members in for a time, followed by first responders and teachers and then the public.

This should make it easier for the museum to maintain social distancing. The general public won’t be able to return until Jan. 1, but several days are being set aside for members and special guests before that.

Museum members are invited to attend a Kristallnacht celebration on Monday, which commemorates the “Night of Broken Glass,” the night the Nazis attacked Jewish people and property and left the streets littered with broken glass.

And members can also take tours of the museum Dec. 4-6 and 11-13. Members, first responders and teachers can tour the museum for free Dec. 18-20 and 26-27. Doors open to the general public Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting Jan. 1.

The museum partnered with BayCare to ensure a safe opening. Safety measure that have been implemented include:

  • Timed tickets
  • Social distancing markers
  • Limited capacity
  • Masks required
  • Handwashing stations located throughout the museum
  • Temperature checks
  • An updated air filtration system
  • Virtual reality and interactive elements are not available.

The museum is located at 55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg. New operating hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with last admission at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at