We’re ready to welcome you back!
The galleries and exhibition spaces of our museums are perfect places to get inspired and uplifted by the wonders of art and science while also practicing social distancing. So we hope you’ll plan a visit soon. Please note that our cafes are all temporarily closed as is the Science Center’s Rangos Giant Cinema.
When you visit, here’s what we’ll be doing together to keep each other safe:
1. ALL VISITORS MUST RESERVE A TIMED TICKET
For your safety and comfort, we’re limiting admissions to our museums through timed ticketing. We’re doing this so that, when you visit any of our museums, the number of visitors will never exceed 10% of building capacity at any given time. Members must also reserve their free timed tickets in advance.
2. WE’RE ALL WEARING MASKS
For your safety and the safety of those around you, all visitors age 3 years and over are required to wear masks over the nose and mouth. All museum staff and volunteers will be wearing masks, too. Let’s all follow this important CDC Guideline to protect ourselves and each other. If you can’t wear a mask due to a medical condition, please see a visitor services representative at the museum admissions desk.
Please note: Carnegie Museums reserves the right to require that visitors who do not follow posted safety guidelines or instructions from our staff will be asked to leave the premises. Failure to comply with this policy or rude or aggressive behavior will not be tolerated. Please see our Visitor Conduct Policy
for more information.
3. TEMPERATURE AND SYMPTOM SCREENING
As an added safety measure, when you arrive at any of our facilities you’ll be asked to undergo a temperature check using a touchless thermometer. You’ll also be asked if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, which will be listed on nearby signage. If you or anyone in your party answers “yes” to any of the symptom screening questions, or if anyone in your group registers a temperature of100.4◦ F/38◦ C or greater, you’ll be asked to visit at another time.
Please note: You can ask for a second temperature reading to be sure. If both readings show a temperature of 100.4◦ F/38◦ C or greater, or if you or anyone in your party declines the temperature screening, you’ll be asked to visit at another time.
4. LET’S MAINTAIN A SAFE DISTANCE
When you visit the museums, you’ll see signs reminding you to maintain a safe social distance. Please follow these and other directional signs as you explore our spaces, and remember to give everyone enough space—at least 6 feet between your group and others around you!
5. KEEP YOUR HANDS CLEAN
Please plan to wash your hands often, and make good use of the many hand-sanitizer dispensers that you’ll find throughout our museum spaces. Carnegie Museums is regularly disinfecting common touch points and using enhanced cleaning procedures throughout our facilities. But that won’t take the place of you following the CDC Guidelines that urge everyone to keep their hands clean.
6. DESIGNATED HOURS FOR HIGH-RISK VISITORS
If you consider yourself high-risk due to age (65+) or a medical condition, our museums have designated times for you to visit us. At Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History: Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-Noon. Starting Dec. 2 at Carnegie Science Center, Wednesdays: 10 a.m.–Noon. At The Andy Warhol Museum, Mondays, 10 a.m.-Noon.
Within weeks of closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Carnegie Museums was proud to join more than 40 other regional museum and cultural groups on regularly scheduled virtual meetings to focus on how to collaboratively plan for safe reopenings. This Welcome Back Guide covers what visitors should know before visiting us, common on-site guidelines, how we’re keeping you and your family safe, and more! Download the guide and view the Artsburgh site for a list of all arts facilities that are open in our region.