Kentucky Derby Museum Open for Business


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Race fans can once again visit the Kentucky Derby Museum.

The museum announced it has reopened after closing its doors in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. To celebrate the reopening, the museum is offering several opportunities to its guests that are normally reserved for a select few.

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According to the museum, for a limited time, guests will be able to go into the stable area to see its Thoroughbred Care program, typically reserved for school groups. Families will learn about the whole team of people it takes to care for one race horse.

The museum says it’s also bringing back a fan favorite – the Inside the Vault tour. Guests can see artifacts not currently on display, explore the Museum’s two floors of exhibits before and then have an exclusive meet and greet with the curator who will explain what makes each artifact important to the Museum collection, which includes over 10,000 artifacts.

Guests can also go on an Exhibit Experience, with a tour guide accompanying them to an exhibit area for in-depth information on the chosen exhibit of the day.

To reopen, the museum says a number of safety measures are in effect, including giving guests a stylus to use touch-screen exhibits.

Other changes:
• Limiting the number of guests inside the Museum
• Limiting the number of guests on tours
• Limiting the number of guests during showings of the Museum’s 360°movie, The Greatest Race
• Enforcing 6 feet of social distancing
• Using stanchions and floor markers to flow guests through safely
• Routing guests through Museum in a one-way traffic pattern
• Increasing sanitation and disinfectant procedures throughout the Museum and exhibits
• Requiring guests and staff to wear masks
• Temperature screenings for staff before each shift

For more information on the Kentucky Derby Museum, click here.