It’s been a difficult year for many museums in Balboa Park and throughout the county in general as they experienced a rollercoaster of openings and closings for months. Most of San Diego’s favorite museums are ultimately back to being closed with the new restrictions in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On top of that, many establishments have been struggling financially, causing layoffs and furloughs.
The San Diego Automotive Museum is one of the museums to have suffered during the pandemic so its leaders had to get creative on how to raise some funds quickly.
The museum first closed in the middle of March, opened back up in June, closed again in July, re-opened in September and is now back to being closed after a yo-yo experience of closures.
Because of COVID-19, the auto museum had a shortfall of about $500,000 from no ticket sales, so leaders decided to…