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Looking to add a safe and air conditioned activity to your calendar? With social distancing and cleaning measures in place, The National World War II Museum is the spot to visit this season. Locals and their families can stay cool while safely exploring the city's #1 attraction and its special exhibits—and for half of the cost. During the month of September, Louisiana residents get half off of a Museum Campus Pass with a state-issued photo ID. 

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Between the programming to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the End of WWII and the intriguing exhibits, visitors are sure to find inspiration at every turn. Ghost Army (on display until January 3, 2021) tells the remarkable story of the US Army's 23rd Headquarters Special Troops and the deception they used to fool German forces during the final year of the war. Macro artifacts like artwork and uniforms are on display, as well as an inflatable tank that is sure to excite younger guests.

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Remembered Light, a special exhibition on view until December 27, contains 25 art pieces produced by Atelier Le Roux in Oakland, California, "using shards of glass from damaged and destroyed European churches collected during World War II by the late US Army Episcopal chaplain Frederick McDonald." McDonald collected shards of stained glass and other items from ruined sites he visited from 1944 to 1945.

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While on campus, guests can also catch Beyond All Boundaries, a 4D experience narrated by Tom Hanks and grab a meal at The American Sector Restaurant & Bar, which is also open daily.

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While visiting, guests will not have to worry about large crowds or crowding. The Museum is operating at reduced capacity and enacting new safety measures, including social distancing guidelines throughout pavilions and galleries and enhanced cleaning. Timed ticketing is also in place; it is strongly recommended that visitors pre-purchase Museum admission online in advance.

Whether you're a returning guest or finally visiting the Museum for the first time, Louisiana residents can be rest assured that the experience will be educational, inspiring, and most importantly, safe. Purchase your tickets today!

The National WWII Museum is located at 945 Magazine Street.