October 5, 2020

PEM extends hours to safely accommodate October visitors

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From The Peabody Essex Museum

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) announces extended hours to help safely accommodate visitors to the museum’s highly-anticipated fall exhibitionsThe Salem Witch Trials 1692 and Salem Stories.

During the October tourism season in Salem, the museum will be open Thursday, 10 am–5 pm, Friday and Saturday, 10 am–8 pm, and Sunday, 10 am–5 pm. PEM will also be open on Monday, October 12, from 10 am–5 pm for the first annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration and will close at 5 pm on Halloween, Saturday, October 31. 

Starting Thursday, October 8, online reservations will be required for museum admission to help manage capacity limits and minimize contact at the entrance.

Be sure to reserve your tickets in advance at pem.org/tickets and you can find additional resources for visiting Salem in October at pem.org/october.

Over the last 20 years, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) has distinguished itself as one of the fastest-growing art museums in North America. Founded in 1799, it is also the country’s oldest continuously operating museum. At its heart is a mission to enrich and transform people’s lives by broadening their perspectives, attitudes and knowledge of themselves and the wider world. PEM celebrates outstanding artistic and cultural creativity through exhibitions, programming and special events that emphasize cross-cultural connections, integrate past and present and underscore the vital importance of creative expression. The museum’s collection is among the finest of its kind boasting superlative works from around the globe and across time — including American art and architecture, Asian export art, photography, maritime art and history, Native American, Oceanic, and African art, as well as one of the nation’s most important museum-based collections of rare books and manuscripts. PEM’s campus affords a varied and unique visitor experience with hands-on creativity zones, interactive opportunities and performance spaces.

Twenty-two noted historic structures grace PEM’s campus, including Yin Yu Tang, a 200-year-old Chinese house that is the only such example of Chinese domestic architecture on display in the United States. HOURS: Open Thursdays & Sundays, 10 am–5 pm, and Fridays & Saturdays, 10 am–8 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. ADMISSION: Adults $20; seniors $18; students $12. Go to pem.org/tickets for timed tickets. Additional admission to Yin Yu Tang: $6 (plus museum admission). Members, youth 16 and under and residents of Salem enjoy free general admission and free admission to Yin Yu Tang. INFO: Call 866-745-1876 or visit pem.org

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