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The Voelker Orth Museum is welcoming visitors back both into the garden and for several house tour/activity days through the winter. You can also enjoy a number of virtual activities and exhibitions through the winter. We are keeping it simple.

Starting December 1st, the Museum is operating on a provisional winter schedule. Our regular office hours are Monday-Friday, 10-4pm.  This schedule is subject to change should NYC require greater sheltering at home due to the pandemic. 

Note: The Museum is closed November 26-29th, December 24-27th, December 31-January 3rd,, and February 15, 2021.

House tours and take-away activities: Most indoor activities remain suspended due to the pandemic.  On a limited basis we are offering modified house-tours on the following dates:

December:          Sunday, December 13th and Tuesday, December 29th, 1-4pm January:              Tuesdays, January 12th & 26thand Sundays, January 17th & 31st, 1-4pm   February              Tuesdays, February 9th & 23rd and Sundays, February 14th & 28th , 1-4pm 

On these open days, house tours of our first floor period rooms are offered for up to five  people at a time.  Our spaces are small and we’ve adjusted the tour with safety in mind.  Anyone waiting for a tour has use of our teaching annex at the end of our driveway.  Some creative do-it-yourself and take-away activities will be available.

We encourage reservations due to space limitations. You can call (718-359-6227)  or email (info@vomuseum.org) to let us know the date, an approximate arrival time (1:00, 1:30, 2:00… up to 3:30), how many people are in your party, your name and contact information.  Drop-in visitors are welcome when space is available.

We require all visitors to wear masks and observe social distancing at our programs. If you are not well, or have been in contact with someone exhibiting COVID signs or testing positive, we ask that you refrain from coming to the Museum.  Our staff & volunteers follow these protocols. Wipes, hand-sanitizer and facemasks are available to you when visiting. We do routine cleaning of the facilities, limit hours and numbers of guests, but do not use any special filtering or sanitizing systems.  Please note, having taken these precautions, that the Museum cannot be held responsible for transmission of COVID from unaware carriers on premises. 

Garden Hours: On those mild weather days, the garden offers a quiet respite. Visitors are welcome to sit or stroll at these open times. Through February, te garden is available during our regular office hours and on Sundays from noon-3pm. These are times when staff is available on premises as needed. Please note: the garden is subject to temporary closing due to winter storms. 

We can readily accommodate up to 8 people at a time in the garden.  Children must be accompanied by adults. 

Visitors are asked to wear masks while sharing the garden space. Staff will be on site at these open hours. Please follow the CDC recommended steps to keep yourself and others safe and protected The garden is open free of charge - donations are welcome and appreciated.

The temporary office hours (December-February) are Monday-Friday  10-4, and by appointment. Staff is also available via email and we will regularly check for phone messages throughout the week.

Directions

By Subway - No. 7 train to Main Street;
Then, take the Q15 or Q15A bus in front of Macy’s on Roosevelt Avenue to 150th & Roosevelt Ave. Or, take the Q13 or Q28 a block away on 39th Avenue to Northern Blvd. & 149th St.

Alternately, the Museum is about 10 blocks east from the Main Street Station by walking along Roosevelt Ave., then turn left a block to 38th Ave. at 149th St.

Contact us

The Voelker Orth Museum
149-19 38th Avenue
Flushing, NY 11354

Phone: 718-359-6227
E-mail: info@vomuseum.org

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