Crater Rock Museum has soft opening this week

It will go back to normal business hours next week.

Posted: Jun 3, 2020 6:58 PM

CENTRAL POINT, Ore -- The past few months people have found ways inside their home to stay busy. Now as we look towards phase two of reopening, more places will be opening and there will be more things to do.

The Crater Rock Museum in Central Point is one of the places reopening. Right now, it is slowly working its way to back to normal or as back to normal as guidelines will allow. "Dare i say it, it's been a rocky road." said Shonna Zimmermann. She is the President of Roxy Ann Gem and Mineral Society. "It feels really good to be here again, be amongst these world class exhibits that we have." said Zimmermann.

Kids might be the most excited to get out, because a miniature tooth got a huge reaction from Tally. Wednesday was Tally's first time at the museum. The first 30 minutes her family spent in the gift shop. Since Tally was so excited, the family decided to sign up for a membership. "I'll take any rock that is shiny." said Tally.

If you are going to go to a museum, just like any place, you do have to follow guidelines. At the Crater Rock Museum you will have to follow arrows that direct the flow of people, use hand sanitizer and are encouraged to wear a mask.

This week has been a soft opening or trial run you could say for the museum. It has limited hours to see how much interest people have in going. Zimmermann says it has seen a steady crowd of people. Next week, the museum will go back to normal hours from a few months ago.

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