Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX), is going virtual to reach its 2020 audiences, rather than opening its campus due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“It is unclear at this time whether the compulsory closing of public gathering places will be lifted in time for the July – August period when we see most of our visitors… Our concern for the health and safety of our staff and visitors outweighs our desire to provide in-person programming this season. The current uncertainty also makes it impossible for us to hire seasonal staff who operate our gift shop and café, our boating experience and children’s programs, as well as engaging visitors in our galleries.” said David Kahn, ADKX Executive Director in a press release.
ADKX Staff are currently working to develop virtual programming for the rest of the year, in order to make its various collections and experts available to the public in innovative ways. They provide free programming to over 11,000 young students both onsite and at school, and the staff will begin to offer those students the opportunity to continue their learning from home. Content will also be made available for adults, and to complement their virtual exhibits. To learn more, or to view ongoing updates about the ADKX and its virtual programs, visit their website here.