The act of going outside to do what we would have usually done before the Coronavirus outbreak is being prohibited. Non-essential places are doing their part to combat the virus from spreading by closing their doors. But some are offering ways to let people in from the comfort of their own homes, like the Petersen Automotive Museum.
Though the Petersen Automotive Museum temporarily closed until March 31, 2020, the museum will offer hour-long digital tours of the Vault presented by Hagerty beginning March 18, 2020. The free digital tour provides rare access to never-before-seen race cars, movie cars and culturally significant vehicles from the Vault presented by Hagerty.
This is all to help practice social distancing in a time where people are encouraged to stay at home to help flatten the curb. This new form of digital entertainment will help continue to maintain its collection and support staff and digital programs during its closure until March 31, 2020.
“Although we wish patrons could be visiting us at this time, we understand the risks and wanted to offer a new experience for fans of the museum to enjoy from the comfort of home,” said Petersen Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “The benefit of offering digital tours is that we are now able to extend the stories of our collection to a global audience and give our patrons more access to the cars than ever before.”
In addition to the the Vault tour, the Petersen is also offering free online educational programming for students during the closure. To purchase a digital Vault tour or learn more about the museum’s free online educational programming, please visit www.petersen.org/online-education.