COVID-19 Guidelines
Updated February 13, 2023

To promote the safest possible environment for all, we ask visitors to observe the following guidelines:
  • Masks are strongly recommended but not required. Masks may be required for auditorium events depending on current COVID-19 case rates.* 
  • Masking best practices: 
    • We recommend wearing an N95, KN95, KF94, or surgical mask. These types of masks are most effective at preventing the transmission of viruses. 
  • Please do not visit if you aren’t feeling well, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 10 days, or have been exposed to someone who is ill.
  • Advance tickets are recommended. Tickets may be purchased and exchanged online at no charge until 1 hour before the scheduled time. For details or to purchase, visit Tickets section on the Hours, Admission & Tickets page. If you need assistance exchanging a ticket, please email
  • All visitors, including children, must have their own tickets.
  • Attendance is limited to 30 guests per half-hour; entry is through timed tickets.
  • Maintain social distance. Stay six feet away from others not in your group.
  • Keep moving through the galleries and avoid lingering in one area.
  • Use hand sanitizer. Dispensers are located throughout the galleries.
  • Download a visitor guide to conduct a self-guided tour.
  • Eating or drinking is not allowed inside the facility. Tables and chairs are available for visitors to consume food or drinks outside in Constitution Wall Courtyard.
  • Any visitor violating the guidelines above will be asked to leave.
Additional Information:
  • General admission check-in for visitors with pre-purchased tickets is available in the Museum Store. Please arrive within 15 minutes of your scheduled time and have your ticket ready to show on arrival.
  • All Museum staff and volunteers are vaccinated and boosted. If any non-Museum building personnel are not vaccinated, they are required to take weekly COVID-19 tests. All Museum staff and volunteers are required to wear masks at all times. 
  • Enhanced cleaning measures have been instituted.
  • Some small spaces where social distancing is not possible are closed.
  • Onsite Tours are available. Visit Field Trips, Group Visits and Onsite Tour Protocols pages for details and changes.
  • Group Tours are available during public hours, limited to a maximum of 40 visitors at a time. See page link for more information.
  • Online field trips are now booking, see page link for details. 
Other Operations:
  • Museum Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm.
  • Facility rentals can be scheduled, subject to cancellation if required by public health guidelines in place at that time. For assistance, contact
  • For questions on operations not listed above, contact us at Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to seeing you here soon!

*A person with a disability who cannot wear a mask because of the disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act is exempt from this policy.