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U.S.S. Lexington staff welcomes area families while maintaining new regulations

Posted at 7:33 PM, Jun 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-14 21:52:18-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Members with the U.S.S. Lexington Museum By the Bay say it was a challenge not to have tourists aboard the ship due to the ongoing health crisis.

“Everything is geared towards continuing a great experience here but also with our safety in mind for volunteers and staff,” says U.S.S. Lexington Museum Executive Director Steve Banta.

Staff say they were excited to re-open the weekend of the Memorial Day holiday.

The Lady Lex is open to the public but with a few changes.

Executive Director Steve Banta says the 3-D movie theatre will go to 2-D, so guess will not come into contact with the glasses.

Video games and interactive kiosks are temporarily closed at the museum.

“We have extra hand sanitizer around the ship, we have extra hand washing stations as well we have gone through and are sanitizing and cleaning throughout the ship more than what we usually do,” says U.S.S. Lexington Museum Coordinator Amanda Taylor.

Staff says with these new regulations, they have had to get creative with hosting summer events.

This includes the Junior Flight program and the Fourth of July fireworks viewing party.

To see these events and times to schedule a tour, click here.