Visitor Information
    


Thank you for planning an upcoming visit to Joslyn Art Museum! 

In response to COVID-19 and in adherence to city, state, and federal guidelines, Joslyn Art Museum has taken a number of steps to ensure a safe environment for our visitors, staff, and the community. To prepare for your visit, please read the information below and review our Visitor Code of Conduct. Joslyn is committed to offering a museum experience that is totally touch-free, and new protocols and modifications of usual routines reflect that goal. Information below will ensure you know what to expect.

We look forward to seeing you soon!



Timed ticket reservations will no longer be required for daily admission to Joslyn Art Museum.* Upon arrival at the Museum, all visitors are asked to check in at an admissions desk.

Masks are strongly encouraged for all visitors. Masks are required for all visitors ages 5+ who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19. Masks must be worn by all visitors, regardless of vaccination status, in selected areas within the Museum, such as ART WORKS: A Place for Curiosity and the Hitchcock Museum Shop. These requirements are indicated with signage.Thank you for your cooperation.

*selected programs and events, as well as self-guided adult group visits and self-guided school and children’s group visits still require advance registration; details will be posted with these specific events.



TEMPORARY HOURS
Until further notice, Joslyn hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm (closed Monday, Tuesday, and major holidays).

The first weekend of each month, Joslyn extends its Friday hours until 8 pm (includes all galleries and the Hitchcock Museum Shop).
Visit 10 am to 8 pm on these Fridays: April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, November 5, and December 3 (no extended hours on Friday, October 1).


VISITOR CODE OF CONDUCT
Joslyn Art Museum requires visitors to adhere to the following conduct during their visit:

Mask
Masks are strongly encouraged for all visitors. Masks are required for all visitors ages 5+ who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19. If you forget yours, we’ve got you covered with complimentary masks available.


Clean Hands
Wash your hands frequently. Hand sanitizer is available via a touch-free station at the Museum entrance and throughout the building.


Six Feet Apart
Maintain a 6-foot distance from staff and visitors not in your party.



Are you well?
If you feel ill or have a temperature or cough, please stay home and reschedule your visit when you are well.


Be Kind
Please be patient during your visit. Respect directions from the staff, as they are meant to ensure everyone’s health and safety.



Joslyn Art Museum is committed to the health and safety of its visitors and staff. Please help us keep you and others safe by following posted instructions and directions from our staff. There is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that spreads through person-to-person contact and can lead to severe illness and death. By visiting Joslyn Art Museum, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.



WHAT IS OPEN?

  • All permanent collection galleries

  • ART WORKS: A Place for Curiosity. Limited capacity; masks are required for ALL VISITORS AGES 5+ while in ART WORKS.
  • Joslyn's Hitchcock Museum Shop (the Shop observes temporary hours different from the rest of the Museum. Shop hours only: Friday through Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm (the Shop will remain closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays). Masks are required for ALL VISITORS AGES 5+ while in the Shop.
  • Discovery Garden and Peter Kiewit Foundation Sculpture Garden

WHAT IS CLOSED?

  • Café Durham
  • Mind’s Eye Gallery
  • Abbott Lecture Hall
  • Witherspoon Concert Hall
 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I dropped by without a reservation. What do I do?
Come on in! As of May 19, 2021, advance reservations are no longer required for daily admission to the Museum.

Do you have certain times for higher-risk visitors?

Yes. Those at higher risk for severe illness if exposed to COVID-19 (such as older adults or people with underlying health conditions) are encouraged to visit from 10–11 am daily.

What physical distancing rules are in place?
Visitors are encouraged to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations and practice physical distancing. Inside the Museum and in the sculpture garden, Joslyn asks guests to maintain a six-foot distance from visitors not in your party. Staff will be in place to monitor gallery capacities and guide the flow of traffic. Guests are encouraged to avoid clustering around works of art.

Is outside food and drink allowed?

Guests are welcome to bring their own water bottles, however, they may be opened and consumed only in public spaces such as the atrium and the fountain court (beverages may not be opened or consumed in the galleries). Drinking fountains at the Museum are now in service. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic, but all food must be kept and consumed outdoors in the sculpture garden.

How do I get into the Museum?

Use the atrium or grand staircase entrances, both located on the east side of the Museum. Entrance is touch-free, via automatic doors, at the atrium entrance.

What do I do once I get inside?

Every visitor must check-in at an admissions desk. What to expect:
  • Use the touch-free hand sanitizer stations at our entrances (others located throughout the building)
  • Follow the posted signage to the admissions desks
  • Protective, acrylic shields have been installed at the admissions desks to reduce contact between staff and visitors
  • A limited number of fliers and brochures, including the Museum and sculpture garden maps, are available. Guests must take their map with them or recycle it at the conclusion of their visit.
What services are available?
  • A limited number of strollers, wheelchairs, and electric scooters are available on a first-come, first-served basis. This equipment will be sanitized after each use.
  • All doors in public areas of the Museum will be propped open.
  • All public restrooms are equipped with power doors for touch-free entrance and exit. Additionally, all of Joslyn’s public restroom flush mechanisms and faucets are touch-free and paper towels are provided instead of hand dryers.
  • Drinking fountains are available.
  • Limited in-gallery seating is available. All café seating areas are closed.
  • Storage for luggage or large bags is not available. Guests should leave these items at home or in their vehicles.
  • Lockers for small items will be available and sanitized regularly.
  • Elevators will remain in service and key pads will be sanitized regularly.
Has the Museum changed its cleaning strategies?
Joslyn staff are following enhanced cleaning and sanitizing protocols based on health and safety guidelines provided by city, state, and federal authorities. The frequency of cleaning and sanitizing has been increased in all public and administrative spaces with an emphasis on frequent-contact surfaces including, but not limited to, door handles, public bathrooms, countertops, benches, and other hard surfaces.

Are there any programs in which to participate?

Explore Joslyn's Calendar of Events for spring and summer in-person events and art camps for kids. Facility rental events are happening with restrictions in conformance with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Directed Health Measures. 


Click here for Joslyn's COVID-19 Safety Protocols (updated May 2021)