As an essential part of the cultural life of Auburn, the museum is slated to reopen to the public on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, with reduced occupancy, operational and facility enhancements. This guide outlines phase one of our reopening, noting that plans may evolve. Thank you in advance for doing your part to support campus health, as we work towards a welcoming and engaging experience.
A Healthier U
Plan Your Visit
- Admission is subject to total occupancy, which is 30 visitors at a time.
- Wear a face covering inside the museum at all times.
- Maintain at least a six-foot distance from others.
- Practice good health etiquette.
- Leave backpacks and large bags at home.
- Take and share photos, but please no flash photography.
Need assistance? Please email visitor services or call 334-844-1484.
Every museum visitor plays a role in safeguarding campus health.
Explore. Experience. Engage.
Frequently Asked Questions
The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdays until 8 p.m. Admission remains free. Donations are welcome.
For phase one, you are welcome during our regular hours of operation at your leisure; however, admission is subject to total gallery capacity. The last admission is at 3:30 p.m.
We can permit 30 visitors at a time to allow 200 square feet per person. There is a possibility that you will wait outside as other visitors depart. A marquee tent is provided for your comfort, plus you can explore outdoor sculpture installations.
We will continue to gather data to advise on peak times; however, we anticipate that weekends and extended hours may be popular.
You may email visitor services or call 334.844.1484 in advance to inquire about current capacity, but we are unable to guarantee admission.
We’ve increased our cleaning and disinfecting of public spaces, including high-touch surfaces. The lobby area is now a more open floor plan, with plexiglass partitions for the front desk and Museum Shop.
Occupancy is limited to 30 visitors per time slot to factor 200 square feet per person. Each gallery is staffed and includes markers of how many people can safely explore each individual gallery.
Wheelchairs will be available and sanitized after use. Visitor services associates are unable to provide other shared materials, such as exhibition catalogs, printed brochures, pencils or smart devices.
On-site engagement programming, including exhibition openings, A Little Lunch Music and Third Thursday Poetry, are postponed for the fall. However, the museum looks forward to presenting various programmatic offerings via Facebook and YouTube Live through the semester.
University classes are welcome and encouraged to use the museum and its collections for instruction. To secure a date and time, contact us at least two weeks in advance if at all possible so that we can support your efforts.
At this time, museum tours for k12 class field trips are being offered virtually. Community and homeschool groups with fewer than 10 participants may inquire about possible availability for either in-person or virtual tours.
For all scheduling matters, email visitor services or call 334.844.1484.
The Museum Shop is open for white-glove service, with select items on view through convenient window shopping. Additional merchandise is available online.
Café service at Luster is on hold for the fall semester.
“A Healthier U promotes the health of our campus while minimizing the risk of transmitting COVID-19. It’s an all-in approach for every member of the AuburnJay GogueAuburn President
Family that recognizes we must be unified and fully committed to new safety protocols.”
“A dedicated team has worked nonstop the past few months to prepare campus. The best Auburn experience is shared when we are together onFred KamMedical Director, Auburn University Medical Clinic
campus, but we need everyone’s commitment and cooperation to start and finish the school year strong.”
“The more committed we are to following the new standards, the faster we can get back to enjoying the activities and traditions we know and love.”Bobby WoodardSenior Vice President for Student Affairs