A Healthier U

A Healthier U is Auburn Univerity’s strategic approach to minimizing the spread of COVID19 on campus. You can learn more about this comprehensive plan and the latest details online. Effective June 1, Auburn no longer requires vaccinated individuals to physically distance or wear face coverings except in specified locations. 

As an essential part of the cultural life of Auburn, the museum is open to the public. Thank you in advance for doing your part to support campus health, as we work towards a welcoming and engaging experience.

Plan Your Visit

  • Museum capacity and traffic patterns have returned to normal.
  • In all museum spaces, vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks or physically distance themselves from one another.
  • Proof of vaccination is not required, but the university encourages those individuals to wear a mask or get vaccinated.
  • 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

When can I visit the museum?

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.

The last admission is one hour before closing.

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.

What kind of safety improvements are in place?

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 The Museum Shop.

Will wheelchairs be available? What about other shared materials?

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.

Are university classes able to meet at the museum? What about k12 students?

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.

Does my child need to wear a mask?

The museum follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines for minimizing the spread of COVID-19 among children.

When will the Museum Shop and Luster, the museum café, reopen?

The Museum Shop is open with select items on view through convenient window shopping. Additional merchandise is available online.

The Museum Café service is on hold.

Is the museum available for private events?

As of June 1, 2021, the Grand Gallery is not available for events. Please contact us at 334.844.1484 for more.