Plan Your Visit
Your safety, and that of our team, continue to be our top priority, so until further notice we require all staff and visitors to wear masks. All out-of-state visitors must follow all applicable health and safety protocols required by the New York State COVID-19 Travel Advisory, which may include quarantine.
Here are a few things you can expect on your visit to the Brooklyn Museum:
A spacious building. We’re limiting capacity to 25% so you have space to move safely. All tickets are timed to help control capacity. We ask that you maintain social distancing while visiting.
Only seeing the top half of someone’s face. Like everywhere else in the city, a mask that covers your nose and mouth is required for everyone (face shields without masks, and bandanas, scarves, or buffs, are not sufficient). Masks with valves or other openings are not permitted. If you’re unable to wear a mask, we regret that in order to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors, we’ll be unable to accommodate your entry at this time. We look forward to welcoming you back when these protocols are no longer necessary.
A (relatively) touchless experience. While we hope to touch your heart and mind, we don’t want you to have to touch lots of surfaces. All shared interactive resources have been removed from our galleries, including headphones, touchable screens like iPads, and shared drawing and feedback opportunities. Anything that still requires contact, like doors and handrails, is being cleaned regularly.
Your hands will smell like rubbing alcohol. We’re providing hand sanitizer at entrances, elevators, stairwells, and bathrooms. Feel free to use as much as you want.
A squeaky clean building. We’ve implemented new cleaning and sanitation measures, including assigning team members to regularly clean high-use areas, such as restrooms, throughout the day and do a deep cleaning every night.
A light load. Coat Check, dining, and water fountains are unavailable for the time being. Please leave backpacks and large items such as motorcycle helmets, golf umbrellas, scooters, and skateboards at home. There will be limited food and beverage options. Wheelchairs are available for those who need them; please ask a staff member when you arrive.
A virtual guide. While we may have temporarily suspended all in-person tours, we’re delighted to connect you with our team of art historians and educators to chat about art in real time as you explore the Museum. Download our app, ASK Brooklyn Museum, to get started. Sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Small groups only. We are requiring visitors to adhere to a maximum group size of six people, maintaining a ratio of one adult per five children under the age of 13.
Thank you for your support and patience as we reopen safely.