CHARLOTTE, N.C. – When the Mint Museum in Charlotte reopens later this month there will be new exhibits, as well as new safety measures.

The museum, like all North Carolina museums under Phase 2.5, must operate at 50 percent capacity.

The Discovery Place in Charlotte will take that a step further and reopen later this month with 25 percent capacity.

The museum is also only taking online reservations, will only have one entrance, and is using new fog machines to clean.

“We also have really done an exhaustive analysis of which exhibits are safe and which ones might we need to remove from the exhibit floor,” says Discovery Place CEO Catherine Horne.

But, the past six months have taken a major financial toll.

The Discovery Place says it lost three quarters of its revenue for the year. It also had to make temporary layoffs.

“We've brought more than 50 people back to work and we'll be working with a staff of approximately 100 when we reopen next weekend,” Horne says.

Some North Carolina museums have already reopened, including the the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro, the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.

Both Mint museums in Charlotte will reopen September 25 and admission will be free the first weekend. Guests must reserve a spot online.