To ensure compliance with local health and safety guidelines, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all Museum visitors 5 years and older.
- For visitors 12 years of age or older, a full regimen of a COVID-19 vaccine is at least two doses of a two-dose vaccine such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine, such as the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
- For visitors 5-11 years old, vaccination proof consists of at least a single dose of a two-dose vaccine up until January 28, 2022. Beginning January 29, 2022, this age group will be required to show proof of a full regimen of a COVID-19 vaccine, just like individuals who are 12 and older. Children who do not turn 5 until after December 13, 2021 have up until 45 days after their birthday to get fully vaccinated.
Acceptable forms of COVID-19 vaccination proof are:
- Excelsior Pass
- NYC COVID Safe App: Android | iOS
- CDC Vaccination Card
- NYC Vaccination Record
- An official immunization record from outside NYC or the U.S.
If you are unvaccinated there are still many ways to engage with the Museum. We offer a robust series of virtual and streamed events, as well as virtual tours. You can watch videos on our YouTube channel. Sign up for our weekly programs newsletter to keep informed.
All visitors are required to:
- Avoid visiting the Museum if you have symptoms of COVID-19, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days, or have been in close contact (within 6 feet (2 m) for 10 minutes or more) with someone infected with or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
- Obtain an advance ticket for in person events at the Museum.
- Wear a face mask covering the mouth and nose throughout the visit (for all visitors ages 2 and up) and remain with your party. Children ages 12 and under must remain with vaccinated adults in their party at all times.
- Maintain physical distancing of 6 feet (2m) with others outside your group.
- Follow directions from staff and signage for physical distancing, reducing contact, and other guidelines for use of facilities.
The health and safety of our visitors and staff are our top priorities. The Museum is doing the following to help keep staff and visitors safe:
- Requiring advance registration for in person programs.
- Disinfecting and cleaning to meet CDC guidelines.
- Adding plexiglass barriers at the Visitor Services desk.
- Upgrading ventilation systems.
- Designating paths and adding markers to promote physical distancing.
- Limiting elevator and restroom capacity to maintain physical distancing.
- Providing hand sanitizer stations throughout the building.
- Making temperature checks available at the front entrance.