Science Museum of Minnesota Announces $10 Million Loss And 158 Job Cuts Due to COVID-19
The Science Museum of Minnesota announced that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the museum’s finances, we will reopen this summer after a five-month closure as a smaller museum, reducing our operations and workforce.
Like so many other businesses and cultural attractions across the nation, the museum closed to the public in mid-March to help slow the transmission of COVID-19. During this closure period, we couldn’t welcome our usual 245,000 visitors, host our beloved summer camp program, or work on other crucial museum projects. In total, the museum lost $10 million in revenues due to pandemic-related changes to our operations.
We had to make these difficult decisions because of the pandemic and the impacts it has had on our business. We want anyone who has ever worked at the Science Museum to know you’ve brought our mission to life and made it a great place to be, and we genuinely appreciate the contributions you’ve made to science, equity, and education. We are deeply saddened for our impacted staff and are doing what we can to ensure a smooth transition.
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