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.

ReutersThe coronavirus outbreak has caused Disneyland locations to close.
  • 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.

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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.

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

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.

PHILIPPE WOJAZER/ReutersPeople outside of the Louvre in 2018.

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.

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

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.

rubiphoto/ShutterstockVelazquez at the Prado Museum.

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.

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Source: Click On Detroit


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

ShutterstockThe John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is in Boston.

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.

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

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


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

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

Source: Kyoto National Museum


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

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

Source: Kyushu National Museum


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

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

Source: Ghibli Museum


Sanrio Puroland in Tokyo is closed until March 20.

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

Source: Sanrio Puroland, Japan Today,


Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea are closed until early April.

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

Source: Tokyo Disney Resort, Insider, USA Today


Universal Studios Japan is closed until at least March 22.

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

Source: USA Today


Legoland Japan is closed until at least March 22.

Hirari A./YelpLegoland Japan is in Nagoya, Japan.

Source: Legoland Japan, Insider, USA Today


Hong Kong Disneyland is also closed indefinitely.

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

Source: USA Today


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

ReutersA view of the skyline in Beijing.

Source: CNN


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

Marco Bicci/ShutterstockA busy street in South Korea.

Source: CNN

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