A Healthier U

A Healthier U is Auburn Univerity’s strategic approach for a safe and healthy return to campus for Fall 2020. You can learn more about this comprehensive plan and the latest details online.

As an essential part of the cultural life of Auburn, the museum is open to the public, with reduced occupancy, operational and facility enhancements. This guide outlines 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.

Plan Your Visit

Need assistance? Please email visitor services or call 334-844-1484.

Every museum visitor plays a role in safeguarding campus health.

Explore. Experience. Engage.

A man wearing a safety mask looks at a baby crib sculpture.

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.

If you have your digital supporter card, our visitor services associates will assist you. Admission is subject to total gallery capacity. The last admission is one hour before closing.

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.

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 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.

A floor plan of the museum.

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.

Will you offer arts programming?

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.

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 preventing the spread of COVID-19 among children. The CDC recommends face coverings for children two years and above.

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

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.

Is the museum available for private events?

Limited options may be available for events serving 25 people or less. Contact us at 334.844.3488 or email us for more information.

“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 Auburn Family that recognizes we must be unified and fully committed to new safety protocols.”

Jay GogueAuburn President

“A dedicated team has worked nonstop the past few months to prepare campus. The best Auburn experience is shared when we are together on campus, but we need everyone’s commitment and cooperation to start and finish the school year strong.”

Fred KamMedical Director, Auburn University Medical Clinic

“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