Alberta Aviation Museum: Reopening Strategy Survey
(Update Posted May 27, 2020)
As the Government of Alberta is in the process of a phased reopening of the province in the wake of COVID-19, museums have been given the option to resume operations as early as May 14th. The Alberta Aviation Museum is taking necessary safety precautions to reopen at a later date. We are in the midst of establishing safety measures to ensure that our volunteers, staff, and patrons feel safe to return to our facility and modified community programming.
To help us get a better understanding of how our patrons feel about visiting the Alberta Aviation Museum under new safety precautions, YOUR INPUT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.
This survey is open to everyone, even if you have not visited our facility before. Your safety is our primary concern, and we appreciate all feedback from the community.
Survey Open Until June 10, 2020
Precautionary Closure Still in Effect
(Update Posted May 14, 2020)
“The museum we closed will not be the museum we reopen.”
Since the Provincial announcement of the Alberta Relaunch Strategy we have learned that museums are able to open if they comply with guidelines and restrictions as of the 14th of May.
With the listed requirements that are needed to comply, planning within the museum will continue to prepare for these changes prior to opening. As of right now, protocols and processes are being created to ensure that the museum provides a safe, comfortable experience to all who enter. This is an ongoing priority as we continue to establish safety measures including additional signage, removal of hands-on exhibits (simulators), and installation of sanitizer stations to name a few.
While we appreciate your patience and your eagerness to visit our wonderful museum, we remain closed. We want to reopen in a safe and health-mindful manner as possible.
Please stay tuned for updates.
Please stay safe and stay healthy!
Alberta Aviation Museum
780.451.1175 ext 102
Museum Update: Closure Still in Effect, Follow and Support Us Online!
Update Posted: March 26, 2020
It has been a week since the temporary closure of our museum was announced. Shortly after, the Province of Alberta declared a state of emergency to proactively slow the spread of COVID-19.
We wanted to take this time to reach out to our volunteers, stakeholders, and patrons at this time.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR MANY MESSAGES AND EMAILS OF SUPPORT!
With the cancellation of our education and community programs, there leaves some challenges ahead, but also a renewed fire within our team. We will continue forward with finding ways to provide memorable experiences and stories that capture Alberta’s rich contributions to aviation.
Many of you have asked, how can you support the museum during these time of uncertainty? We can all play a small part in keeping up the growing momentum we have been building over the last few years:
The Museum Still Lives…Online. Follow Us Today!
Many of you may be doing your part in this time of great need for social distancing. The museum has hit the ground running to continue to provide experiences online from the comfort of your home. Our social media feeds have begun sharing daily historical facts, family activities, and engaging online tours/ features from our collection. Expect more ways to interact with the museum in the weeks to come. Follow us today to be part of the momentum.
Museum Membership Gives You Free Admissions for the Future, While Supporting Us Today!
Museum Membership gives multiple benefits to individuals/families while visiting the museum. By granting you unlimited admissions for a year, is the ultimate gift of experience. Every sale also helps our ability to continue our operations as we work towards re-opening our facility.
Donate to the Museum and Sponsorship Opportunities
As a museum, we are always grateful to accept donations that support the upkeep of our facility and programming. Monthly gift options are available. Tax receipts are provided for donations over $25.
Individuals can also explore sponsorship opportunities to support our mission while raising the community profile of their organization or business. We can also explore legacy options in memory of a close relative or loved one. For more information on potential sponsorship opportunities, please contact Nicholas Mather at email@example.com.
We thank you for your continued support.
The Alberta Aviation Museum
“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
– Leonardo da Vinci
Alberta Aviation Museum Announces Temporary Closure Amidst COVID-19 Concerns
Posted March 17, 2020
Edmonton – Effective March 18, 2020, The Alberta Aviation Museum and its event facility will be closed to the public to proactively take action to prevent the spread of COVID-19 transmission. In these times of uncertainty, our top priority is the health and safety of our patrons, volunteers, staff, and stakeholders. We are thankful for the hardworking teams at Alberta Health and our healthcare providers who have been on the front lines to ensure recommendations and best practices are in place to protect our most vulnerable.
We will continue to stay current on the ongoing developments and public recommendations from Alberta Health. As a team, we will review the status of the situation on April 6th to determine next steps and the feasibility of implementing a re-opening strategy.
In these trying times, expect to see new developments on our social media channels to further compliment our online community outreach. Our team continues to serve as active community partners and stewards of our rich aviation history – boldly sharing Blatchford Field’s aviation stories and spotlighting Edmonton as a gateway to northern Alberta and a window to the world!
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay healthy, self-Isolate, and see you (online) soon!
The Alberta Aviation Museum
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Alberta Aviation Museum – All Volunteer and Community Programs Temporarily Closed Until Further Notice
Posted March 16, 2020
Due to the recent closure of Edmonton schools and growing concerns towards protecting the health and safety of our volunteers, the museum will be suspending all volunteer, education, and community programs until further notice. This will include floor walking, restoration, guided tours, as well as the program facilitation of our Theory of Flight Programs, Family Drop-In Programs, PD Day Camps, and Servus Free Access Nights. We are also taking the extra precaution in closing down our flight simulator stations to the public.
We will review and keep the public up to date on our plans with these programs closer to April 5th.
At this time, the museum will remain open to the public and we continue to coordinate precautionary cleaning procedures of high-traffic surface areas for the safety of our patrons.
We will keep everyone posted on any further updates to our operations, volunteer, and museum programs.
Thank you for your understanding,
The Alberta Aviation Museum Team
(Posted March 12, 2020)
By now, you may have heard the news or had a conversation about the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Alberta, Canada, and across the globe.
The Alberta Aviation Museum is truly a place “Where History Takes Flight”. Like all flights, the health and safety of our patrons and staff is a top priority. While the Public Health Agency of Canada and Alberta Health has assessed the current public health risk associated with coronavirus as low, we continue to monitor for developments very closely. In the meantime, we are taking precautionary measures to reduce risk and ensure the museum continues to be a safe space for families and patrons to experience. These include:
Enhancing our cleaning processes for all workstations, high contact surfaces, and flight simulators.
This will include regular cleaning of all high traffic surfaces and providing public hand sanitation stations wherever possible.
Increasing communications and reminders to our guests, partners, and staff on important health and safety measures, creating a culture of best practices.
Informative material will be displayed to remind our team, volunteers, and patrons all can play their part by utilizing proper hygiene and handwashing techniques. Staff will seek alternate arrangements (ie. working from home) if they are feeling ill.
Ensuring our team is well versed and equipped to adhere to the recommendations of Alberta Health to further reduce the risk of exposure.
We will keep you informed of any updates as they develop.
We greatly appreciate your continued support of our community programs and initiatives, but we ask that if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms to follow all Alberta Health recommendations and consider enjoying our programming at a later date.
We continue to be committed to providing our community with rich programming and support our loyal patrons, volunteers, and staff during these times of uncertainty. We will continue to monitor local update from Alberta Health, and we encourage you to do the same.
We will provide additional information in the event of any subsequent changes to our scheduled programs or processes.
The Alberta Aviation Museum Team