The Louvre, the Met, and multiple Disney theme parks are closed because of the coronavirus. Here are all of the major museum and theme park closures so far.

The coronavirus outbreak has caused Disneyland locations to close. Reuters
  • The Louvre, the Met, and multiple Disneyland locations are among several notable museums and theme parks that have closed in Europe and Asia to prevent further spreading of the novel coronavirus.
  • As of Friday, there are over 137,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, the majority of which are in China.
  • The COVID-19 virus has spread to more than 100 countries. There are nearly 1,700 reported cases of it in the US.
  • Here are the most notable museum and theme park closures during the spread of the new coronavirus so far.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is closing on March 13 until further notice. New York state has at least 400 confirmed cases as of Friday.


Source: Business Insider, The New York Times

Disneyland Resort and California Adventure in Anaheim are closing their gates beginning March 14 through the end of the month.

Visitors walk toward Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland in August, 2019. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) Associated Press

Source: Insider.

The Louvre, the world’s largest art museum, is closed because of concerns about the coronavirus. There are over a thousand confirmed cases in France as of Friday.

People outside of the Louvre in 2018. PHILIPPE WOJAZER/Reuters

Source: Business Insider, CNN, Reuters

Over in Italy, all museums are officially closed until at least April 3 to prevent further spread of the coronavirus. The entire country is in quarantine, at least 15,113 people have been infected, and 1,016 have died, as of Friday.

People walk past the Leonardo da Vinci museum, temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Francisco Seco/AP Images

Source: Business Insider, Artnet News

As of March 12, all the state-run museums in Madrid are closed until further notice, including the Prado. As of Friday, Spain has reported 120 deaths due to the virus.

Velazquez at the Prado Museum. rubiphoto/Shutterstock

Source: Reuters,the BBC.

The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Detroit is closed until at least March 18, when it will re-assess the need to remain closed.


Source: Click On Detroit

The JFK Presidential Library and Museum is closed until further notice after two employees were exposed to the virus.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is in Boston. Shutterstock

Source: JFK Library

The Tokyo National Museum is indefinitely past March 17. Japan reported over 1,380 cases and 25 deaths as of Friday, and many attractions in the country are closing for at least two weeks to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

A man looks at imperial stone seals at the Tokyo National Museum in 2014. Koji Sasahara/AP Images

Source: the New York Times, Tokyo National Museum, Business Insider

The Kyoto National Museum in Japan is also closed until at least March 23.

A person holds up tickets to the Kyoto National Museum in 2018. Jacqueline K./Yelp

Source: Kyoto National Museum

The Kyushu National Museum, also in Japan, is closed until further notice.

Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak at the Kyushu National Museum in 2008. Tomohiro Ohsumi/AP Images

Source: Kyushu National Museum

The Ghibli Museum, Mitaka, also in Japan, is closed until April 28.

The exterior of the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Japan. Thu L./Yelp

Source: Ghibli Museum

Sanrio Puroland in Tokyo is closed until March 20.

A person dressed as Hello Kitty performs at Sanrio Puroland in 2014. Eugene Hoshiko/AP Images

Source: Sanrio Puroland, Japan Today,

Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea are closed until early April.

A new year’s parade at Disneyland in Tokyo. Koji Sasahara/AP

Source: Tokyo Disney Resort, Insider, USA Today

Universal Studios Japan is closed until at least March 22.

Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks during the Universal Studios Japan World Premier in 2001. Shizuo Kambayashi/AP Images

Source: USA Today

Legoland Japan is closed until at least March 22.

Legoland Japan is in Nagoya, Japan. Hirari A./Yelp

Source: Legoland Japan, Insider, USA Today

Hong Kong Disneyland is also closed indefinitely.

The Disneyland in Shanghai closed on Jan. 26, 2020. REUTERS/James Pomfret

Source: USA Today

In Beijing, the Palace Museum in the Forbidden City is closed indefinitely.

A view of the skyline in Beijing. Reuters

Source: CNN

In South Korea, the National Museum of Korea and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art are closed indefinitely.

A busy street in South Korea. Marco Bicci/Shutterstock

Source: CNN