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Museum Open for Regular Hours on December 13

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The Museum safely evacuated visitors and staff today as a result of a smoke condition in the Hall of Northwest Coast Indians, located on the first floor. The evacuation, which began at 3:21 pm, was accomplished in less than five minutes. Approximately 3,000-4,000 people were in the Museum at the time, and no injuries were reported.

There was no fire inside the building, but two sprinklers did deploy in a contained area of the hall as a result of the smoke. The Museum will be immediately assessing the condition of the hall. All evening programs on Friday were cancelled.

Please check here for updates about Saturday's programs.