We are so excited to welcome you all back into the Museum campus! Not a member? Join today.
The health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff is, and will remain, our top priority as we begin to re-open the buildings. A number of new protocols and cleaning procedures are already in place, and we continue to consult with local officials to ensure we are offering the safest experience possible.
Museum Hours and Admission
The Museum is open Tuesdays – Sundays from 10am to 4pm. Admission is $12 for adults and seniors and free to children 17 and under and all members. Anyone wishing to visit the Museum (including members) must reserve a time in our online reservation system as occupancy will be greatly reduced. Please note, last admission tickets are sold one half hour before scheduled closing time.
We continue to ask visitors to respect social distancing guidelines, and stay six feet apart. Floor decals have been placed throughout the museum buildings to guide you through the exhibits. Masks or other face coverings are required for anyone four years of age and up. Hand sanitizing stations are set up at various points across the campus for your convenience. The Museum’s HVAC system has also been upgraded to utilize the strongest filtration system possible. Occupancy of the buildings has been greatly reduced. For those who are immunocompromised or feel safer attending when occupancy is even further reduced, we encourage you to sign up for a 10 or 11am slot when occupancy will be further restricted.
When you reserve a timed slot in our online reservation system, you will receive a QR code as confirmation for your visit. When you arrive at the campus, please check in with one of our visitor services staff at the Bodman Courtyard entrance to the Museum and show them the code either on your phone or printed on a piece of paper. If you don’t have it, staff can look up your reservation upon your arrival in the welcome center.
Our staff re-opening task force will continue to meet throughout the summer and fall. If at any time you have suggestions on how to improve the health and safety beyond the measures already implemented, please email email@example.com or call 508-684-8757.
We recognize that after many months stuck inside, many people want to be outside and enjoy the summer weather. We also recognize we have a beautiful campus on which to do this. If you wish to picnic on our lawn, come up and read a book, or just take in our gorgeous view, circles will be spray painted on the Lewis Lawn to help maintain social distancing. A limited number of tables and chairs will also be set up on the Meyerhoff/Feldman Terrace. Please make sure to place any trash and recyclables in the receptacles placed around the campus. You are welcome to enjoy the lawn outside of 10am-4pm open hours, but we can’t guarantee the irrigation system won’t come on and cool you off from the summer heat. Please refrain from visiting between sunset and sunrise. If you wish to check on the current activity on the front lawn before coming up, you can look at the Wortman Webcam at any time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have specific questions we didn’t answer here? Visit our FAQ visit page.
Thanks for your Support
The past few months have been some of the most challenging that any of us can remember, but your support and generosity has meant so much. Please be patient and please be kind as we innovate, and create a new normal. We will constantly monitor how visitors use the property and adjust accordingly. The most up to date information will always be available here on our website. Thanks to the continued generosity of our community, the Museum will continue to strive to inspire all people to discover, explore, and strengthen their connections to this Island and its diverse heritage. Please consider a donation today to stabilize and strengthen the Museum during these difficult times.