ADVENTURE AQUARIUM ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY CLOSURE

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While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at Adventure Aquarium, we are committed to putting the health and safety of our team members, animals, and guests first. Doing our part to help prevent further spread of the illness in our community is important to us, and therefore we will be temporarily closing to the public effective Monday, March 16, 2020 as a precautionary measure and are planning on reopening on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

Our devoted animal husbandry teams and essential personnel will continue to maintain the vital systems and processes that ensure the highest level of care for the animals and aquatic life here at Adventure Aquarium. These team members have been trained on hygiene policies, social distancing methods, and have access to personal protective gear. Additional team members, who cannot work remotely, will receive paid leave.

During this time, we will continue to follow recommendations of public health officials and monitor the situation with regular updates posted to our website, adventureaquarium.com, and on our FacebookInstagram, and Twitter pages. We will work with guests to reschedule their visit or refund tickets as needed.

For further details, please call us at 844-474-FISH (3474) and visit adventureaquarium.com for FAQs pertaining to the temporary closure.

Adventure Aquarium continues to watch the conditions within the area, consult with its medical experts, and follow CDC guidelines. The aquarium will communicate any additional changes should they occur.

ABOUT ADVENTURE AQUARIUM

Adventure Aquarium is just minutes from downtown Philadelphia on the Camden Waterfront and features one-of-a-kind exhibits with more than 15,000 aquatic species throughout two million gallons of water. The Aquarium is home to the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, including the only great hammerhead shark on exhibit in the United States, the only aquarium in the world to exhibit hippos, one of only six facilities in the US to have Little Blue penguins as permanent residents and exhibits the longest Shark Bridge in the world, a unique V-shaped rope suspension bridge just inches over Shark Realm. Adventure Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is held to the absolute highest standards in animal care and exhibition. Open daily.  For more information, visit AdventureAquarium.com.

New England Aquarium offering virtual programming during temporary closures

With students across New England home from school amid closures related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, the New England Aquarium is offering special virtual programming to keep families engaged.

Each day at 11:00 a.m., content will be posted on the Aquarium’s social media platforms that includes live videos with educators, a behind-the-scenes look at animal care, and fun activities for children. Online visitors will also find a special webpage on neaq.org to take a “virtual visit” to the Aquarium, featuring video, at-home projects, and other educational resources. This page will be updated regularly with fresh material.

Last week, the Aquarium made the decision to close to the public and suspend all events and educational programming for a minimum of three weeks as a precautionary move to protect staff and visitors and ensure continued care for the animals. Much of the special programming available online will focus on the important work still happening at the Aquarium amid the closure.

“Even though our doors are closed to the public, a limited number of Aquarium staff are onsite daily caring for and supporting our nearly 20,000 animals,” said Vikki N. Spruill, President and CEO. “Engaging and inspiring the public about the wonders of our blue planet is central to our mission. We are delighted to be able to provide an educational outlet for families and their students who are losing valuable time in the classroom.”

The New England Aquarium has a long-standing tradition of supporting education outside its walls. That includes homeschool program offerings, classroom resources for teachers, and educational tools for parents.

The public can find special features and projects on:

NEAQ.org

Facebook – @NewEnglandAquarium

Twitter – @NEAQ

Instagram – @newenglandaquarium

Temporary Closure of New-York Historical Society

In response to heightened concerns relating to the spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19, the New-York Historical Society will close temporarily as of Friday, March 13 at 6 PM until the end of March. All onsite programs will be cancelled through the end of April. These decisions were made to support New York City’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to prioritize the health of our staff and visitors. Although no case of COVID-19 has been connected to the Museum, we are taking these preventive measures out of an abundance of caution to help ensure everyone’s safety. Visitors who have purchased tickets to a program will be contacted shortly to arrange either a refund or a ticket-to-donation to New-York Historical. In the meantime, New-York Historical is encouraging the public to stay connected online and explore our wealth of digital content at nyhistory.org. We are also offering curated digital content through our weekly eblasts.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely, and look forward to resuming full operation as soon as possible. We will continue to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, Governor’s Office, Mayor’s Office, and Department of Cultural Affairs. For future updates, please visit nyhistory.org.

The Montclair Art Museum is temporarily closed in the interest of staff and community health

The Montclair Art Museum is committed to the health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and students. Beginning today, March 13, at 12 p.m., it will be temporarily closing the Museum and all programs, including Yard School classes and outreach programs, through March 31. In the interest of staff and community health, they feel it is best not to remain open.

The Museum will stay apprised of the evolving recommendations of the CDC and Montclair Township for avoidance and containment of COVID-19 and share updates as they become available.

Please continue to check the website and follow on social media @MAMmontclair for additional updates.

The Newark Museum of Art to Close Temporarily Starting March 14th

n the interest of protecting the well-being of our staff, members, volunteers, and visitors, and following guidance from local, state and federal authorities regarding measures that best promote public health, we have decided to temporarily close The Newark Museum of Art beginning on Saturday, March 14th. We will reopen on Thursday, April 16th. 

The Newark Museum of Art’s top priority is the safety and peace of mind for our members, visitors, staff and partners. Each decision we make during this challenge starts with us asking what is best for our visitors and staff. Lastly, we want you to know we are carefully monitoring the situation and will provide any new updates as quickly as possible. For additional questions about the virus, we suggest accessing the CDC website for the most reliable information.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Museum soon.

THE BILLY JOEL CONCERTS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 19 AND APRIL 10 AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN HAVE BEEN POSTPONED

Please be advised that the upcoming Billy Joel concerts scheduled to take place at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, March 19, 2020 and Friday, April 10, 2020 have been postponed. Tickets for the March 19th show will be valid for the performance on Saturday, September 26, 2020.  Tickets for the April 10th show will be valid for the performance on Sunday, October 11, 2020.

 

Event Cancelations at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York

As a public health precaution, the Smithsonian is postponing or canceling all public events, programming and gatherings through May 3. Please consult our calendar of events, the National Museum of the American Indian website and si.edu for the latest updates. We appreciate your understanding.

At this time, the museum is open during its regularly scheduled hours.

Thank you for your continued support.

March Programs at the
National Museum of the American Indian in New York
George Gustav Heye Center
POSTPONED: Rethinking the Landscape: Haudenosaunee Women
Thursday, March 12
6 p.m.

CANCELED: Storybook Reading and Activity: The Sugar Bush
Saturday, March 14
1 to 2 p.m.

POSTPONED: Developing Stories Photographer Talk: Russel Albert Daniels
Thursday, March 26
6 to 7 p.m.


Ongoing Programs

CLOSED THROUGH MAY 3: imagiNATIONS Activity Center

POSTPONED THROUGH MAY 3: Culture Connections

Tuesday–Friday, 2 to 4 p.m.
Second Floor Galleries

Tours

The museum offers daily public tours and gallery programs by Cultural Interpreters and Museum Ambassadors. For the most up-to-date information about daily tours and gallery programs scheduled during your visit, please consult the calendar or visit the Visitor Services desks in the Great Hall on the Second Floor.
 

POSTPONED THROUGH MAY 3: Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour
Mondays and Tuesdays, 3 p.m.
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, 2 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays, noon
Second Floor; meet at the Information Desk.

POSTPONED THROUGH MAY 3: Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour
Mondays, 3 p.m.
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1 p.m.
Sundays, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Second Floor; meet in the Great Hall. Tour takes place in the South Gallery.

POSTPONED THROUGH MAY 3: Stretching the Canvas Exhibition Tour
Tuesdays, 2 p.m.
Fridays, 2 and 3 p.m.
Sundays, noon
Second Floor; meet outside the East Gallery.

Resources

Native Knowledge 360°
Native Knowledge 360° (NK360°) is the National Museum of the American Indian’s national education initiative to inspire and promote improvement of teaching and learning about American Indians. NK360° provides educational materials and teacher training that incorporate Native narratives, more comprehensive histories and accurate information to enlighten and inform teaching and learning about Native America. Visit the NK360° website to explore classroom resources and sign up for the latest educator programs and workshops.

Teaching Peace to Children through Cartoons

The world can be quite chaotic, and as you raise your children, you want what’s best for them. As you teach and instill values that will help them as they grow and years to come, you can use all the available means. Peace is among such values, a concept that education helps to achieve. While thinking about education for peace, however, it doesn’t fall in the constraints of a classroom. The four walls are quite effective, but some topics might be hard for teachers to teach in a classroom without support from the environment. TV time, for instance, can be used to enhance your child’s peace education through cartoons.

Cartoons are fun, and kids learn better when they are having fun. Those giggles are not the only thing your children take away from their TV time, as they also take the values they see in their favorite characters and emulate them. Teaching peace to children through cartoons, therefore, is among the most effective approach and for good reasons. Among the top reasons to use cartoons for peace education includes;

Easily relatable

Children relate better to the likable and iconic cartoon characters. This means that they can easily trust the message such characters communicate, and emulating what cartoon characters display is, therefore, more natural for your children. With a cartoon that promotes peaceful behaviors throughout the episodes, you can conveniently teach such values to your child without affecting their entertainment.

Cartoons are engaging

A child’s concentration span is quite short, and with a boring approach, such span is even shorter and unproductive. Cartoon characters are fun, and with their innovative plots, you can keep your child engaged for an extended period. This sort of infotainment is an ingenious way to help your child learn more within a short span, and as they continuously enjoy the cartoons, experience and gain more insights that help them develop practical life skills

A multi-tool solution

Teaching peace can be quite complicated. It’s not only about being your brothers’ keeper as it entails a lot more to communicate and instill values that enhance peaceful living effectively. Teaching essential socio-emotional skills requires a more vivid approach to help your child learn how to handle adversities and conflicts without losing sight of what is important. Through cartoons’ plots, such skills are easily communicated as the children see how their favorite characters navigate their lives. By interacting with their family and friends, not to mention the cultural diversity and how to embrace it, as is seen in shows such as Maya & Miguel, kids can learn a lot while having fun.

In the modern era, where technology seems to take over every life element, you can get the most out of your child’s entertainment by creating an engaging learning environment. Utilizing what your child already loves in your quest to instill valuable social skills that are vital in navigating their lives is quite effective. While choosing cartoons, however, keep your kid’s age in mind since their curiosity levels vary, requiring certain exposure to ensure you are delivering the right insights.