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Visiting Terms and Conditions

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The health and well-being of our visitors and staff is our priority, and we continue to follow government guidance to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

  1. Hours: The museum is currently open Monday and Thursday–Sunday: 10–11 a.m. for members only and 11 a.m.–6 p.m. for all visitors. We are closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. (Beginning January 2, 2022, we will close every day at 5:00 p.m.)
  2. Transactions: Advance ticket purchase is required. Limited ticket types, including free tickets that require proof of residence or other identification, will still be available on-site. 
  3. Masks: Masks are required to be worn over your nose and mouth for the entirety of your visit, regardless of your vaccination status.
  4. Physical distancing: Physical distancing is encouraged in our public spaces, especially in lines and in restrooms.
  5. Capacity: All visitors must abide by gallery capacity limits.
  6. Health: Visitors who are not feeling well for any reason or (a) have any COVID-19 Symptoms (b) have had a positive COVID-19 test in the past 14 days, and/or (c) have had close contact with anyone confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19. In such cases, visitors are asked to postpone their visit for another day. Simply request a refund online.
  7. Previous travel: Visitors should abide by the City of Chicago travel order if they have recently traveled to another state.
  8. Items Not Allowed in the Galleries: The following items will not be allowed in the museum: bags and purses larger than 13 x 17 x 4 inches, backpacks, backpack baby carriers, shopping bags, art materials other than a pencil, flowers, balloons, food, drink, toys, tripods, flash attachments, video cameras, selfie sticks, long umbrellas, and wrapped packages.
  9. What’s on View: Some of the museum’s galleries may be closed or off view. Check current closures on our website before your visit.
  10. Limited amenities: The following services are not currently available: restaurants, all auditoria, valet parking, Member Lounge, and Library Reading Room.
  11. Risk: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. Those visiting the museum do so at their own risk to such exposure. 
  12. We reserve the right to require visitors who do not follow our guidelines to leave the premises immediately. Any visitors who are disrespectful or discourteous to other guests, staff, or volunteers—or engage in behaviors that are disruptive of others’ enjoyment of the museum, such as playing music or video, staging unauthorized performances, using sound amplification devices (excluding assistive-listening devices), blocking pathways, soliciting, leafleting, signature gathering, or picketing—may also be asked to leave. 

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