JACKSON, Wyo. — The National Museum of Wildlife Art and Palate Restaurant will be closed to the public Tuesday, October 22 through Saturday, November 30.
The closure is to replace the flooring in Sullivan Hall and Wapiti Gallery. The museum’s current sandstone floor has undergone extensive wear and tear from hundreds of thousands of visitors over the last 25 years.
The Sculpture Trail will also be closed as there will be trucks, machinery, and supplies moving in and out of the North and South parking lots.
“During this offseason, we are excited to continue with some significant renovations here at the Museum,” said Steve Seamons, Museum Director. “This renovation will enhance the visitor’s experience.”
The museum is encouraging people to still enjoy the Permanent collection digitally. People can browse a portion of the collection online. A new Museum App Audio Tour guides listeners through the Permanent Collection, featuring voices from museum staff talking about prominent works and artists of the collection. Online orders can still be placed from the Museum Shop, but expect a 2-3 day processing delay.
Museum staff will be working throughout the closure.
The museum will reopen on Sunday, December 1 with free admission for all. Visitors can browse the galleries, enjoy festive music and crafts as part of Wild About the Season, and receive 20% off in the Museum Shop for Museum Store Sunday. Later in December, the Museum opens two new exhibits: Living Legends: Discovering the Masters of Wildlife Art II and Wild Wonders of China: Unseen, Unexpected, Unforgettable.
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