COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — It’s a monumental day for Olympic City USA as the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum opens to the public.

Six years in the making, the downtown Colorado Springs museum honors the history and athletes of the Olympic Games.

The 60,000-square-foot museum features 12 galleries that include exhibits on athlete training, the Summer and Winter Games, and the USOPC Hall of Fame.

General admission tickets are on sale now. They range from $19.95 to $24.95 per person. Children 2 and under are free. Memberships are also available.

Due to the pandemic, visitors are required to wear masks, temperature and symptom checks will be performed at entry, and museum capacity is limited to less than half of the maximum. Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the building.