Buy a Museum membership, give a Museum membership to a health care worker
Dr. Doug Roberts, the Chief Public Engagement Officer for the Museum said, “Many essential health care workers are also parents who are apart from their children due to the coronavirus outbreak. They will need fun family activities when they are finally able to relax.” Currently the Museum is closed to the public. “We are working on plans to reopen that are safe for visitors, staff, and volunteers amid the coronavirus pandemic — and we miss our guests just as much as they miss us!”
Anyone can nominate a health care professional to have the opportunity to be chosen to receive a free Discover 2 membership. The number of memberships awarded will depend on the numbers purchased.
With children and families no longer able to visit, the Museum has seen an enormous loss of income. More than $200,000 was refunded from canceled field trips, events, and program fees. The Museum has not received funding from the government for several years and relies on memberships for one-fourth of its operating budget.
This is a great time to support the Museum by purchasing or renewing memberships, knowing that a membership will be provided to a health care worker. All members get an extra month of membership for every month the Museum stays closed. To protect guests, the Museum relies on the scientific guidance from the CDC to determine best practices for safe reopening. “And when the Museum reopens,” Roberts said, “we can’t wait to welcome our members back with a special celebration!”
The Museum was established in 1941, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute. Anchored by its rich collections, the Museum is dedicated to lifelong learning. It engages guests through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits interpreting science and the history of Texas and the Southwest. For more information, visit www.fortworthmuseum.org.