Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

Covid-19 Policies

We're Ready, When You're Ready

METC is committed to the safety of its patrons, staff, and volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure a safe environment for patrons, staff, and volunteers METC will be following these below policies and procedures.

In order to provide the safest environment, we monitor the daily reports and updated regulations from the WHO, CDC, federal, state and local officials regarding safety and reopening procedures for the public. For additional questions or concerns please contact the museum at 973-377-2982 or email info@metc.org.

Visiting the Museum

METC is open for walk-in visits Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm and Sundays from 12 pm to 5 pm.  Please check in with the front desk when you arrive. There may be a short wait if the museum is at visitor capacity. Groups will be able to pay upon entry to the museum. Credit card or contactless payment preferred.

METC galleries, museum store and visitor center will be open to the public. The Children’s Room and select interactive stations will be temporarily closed, thank you for your patience and understanding.

 ⚠ Attention

METC asks that any visitors who are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 (including fever, cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing) or if anyone in your household had direct contact with someone who has been diagnosed with, or who is suspected to have, COVID-19 within the last 15 days not visit the museum and consult with their healthcare provider. Those who have traveled outside the state of New Jersey should follow NJ State Guidelines and should self-quarantine prior to visiting the museum.

For Your Safety

  • All staff and visitors are required to wear face coverings inside the museum. Disposable masks are available upon request.
  • Social distancing of 6 feet will be required when inside the museum.
  • Hand hygiene reminders will encourage visitors to access sanitizing stations and public restrooms as needed.
  • All staff and visitors are asked to follow proper cough etiquette when inside the museum. Tissues and trash bins will also be available for easy disposal.
  • METC disinfects all touch zone surfaces at regular intervals during and after hours of operations to the public to ensure a safe environment.
  • A germ shield has been installed at the point-of-sale system.
  • The museum accepts all forms of payment, but encourages credit card/contactless payment options that will be available.
  • Directional signage and floor tape has been installed in galleries.

Notice to Vistors

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious and potentially deadly disease that is believed to be spread mainly from person-to-person contact. METC is working with you, its visitors, to employ preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Despite these measures, the risk of contracting COVID-19 could increase by visiting METC. By visiting METC, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Hours of Operation

  • METC is open for walk-in visits Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm and Sundays 12 pm to 5 pm.
  •  Please check in with the front desk when you arrive. There may be a short wait if the museum is at visitor capacity.
  • As the situation evolves, the above schedule is subject to change
  • METC offers an accessible entrance to the museum and an elevator for access to all exhibit galleries.

Admission Fees

  • Adults – $5
  • Students, Children and Adults 62+ – $3
  • METC Members & Children under 6 – FREE
  • Family Maximum Rate – $15.00
  • Blue Star Museum Program: Active duty military personnel and families free

How Can You Help METC?

FAQs

METC is open for walk-in visits Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am t0 4 pm and Sundays 12 pm to 5 pm. Please check in with the front desk when you arrive. There may be a short wait if the museum is at visistor capacity.

Yes. A mask is required to visit METC. Disposable masks are available upon request from the Front Desk.
Please stay home. We will be happy to honor your ticket at another time. Please contact operations@metc.org or 973-377-2982 X.13 to change your reservation.

For more information, please refer to credible sources like the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the New Jersey Department of Health or the Borough of Madison obtain updated information on COVID-19. Information from these organizations can also be found on the Borough of Madison’s COVID-19 update page at www.rosenet.org.

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