Museum to be closed Tuesdays, move free hours to Wednesdays beginning July 16, 2013
Following careful study of attendance patterns, The Mint Museum will now open to the public at 11 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sundays, effective July 16, 2013, in order to maximize its highest-attended times and carefully steward its resources. Both locations of the museum will now be closed on Tuesdays in addition to Mondays. The museum will continue to offer free hours of community access each week, moving free evenings to Wednesdays from 5 to 9 p.m. instead of Tuesdays. Sunday hours remain unchanged. The new hours of operation are:
Closed Monday, Tuesday, and major holidays
Wednesday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (FREE admission 5-9 p.m.)
Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.
“We researched our attendance patterns in an effort to optimize our public operating schedule and operate more efficiently, which allows us to more effectively respond to the community’s increased demand for meaningful and accessible arts and educational programming,” said Dr. Kathleen V. Jameson, President & CEO of the Mint. “We are very proud of our commitment to free community access, and we expect Wednesdays will be even more popular with the public than Tuesdays have been.”
Members of the media are asked to update all event calendars with the Mint’s new hours of operation. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any follow-up questions.