Although Baraboo’s circus museum can no longer entertain and educate visitors in person due to the spread of COVID-19, its employees remain dedicated to bringing its content to the public.

Circus World Museum Executive Director Scott O’Donnell said he and his staff have been filming as many virtual tours of the museum, its collection, musical instruments and new exhibits as possible over the past several days to post on social media and “bring continued smiles to people’s faces during this time.”

“We’re trying to get as much content ready to go for the days ahead here so we keep everybody engaged,” he said.

The museum’s spring season was scheduled to start March 16 but has been postponed until at least April 13. O’Donnell noted the opening could be delayed further, depending on state Department of Health Services guidance and the Wisconsin Historical Society’s changing protocols. Circus World operates under Wisconsin Historical Society control.