Come wonder again at the Nature Museum!
The Nature Museum is open to visitors 7 days a week, 10am-4pm.
In accordance with the CDC, state and city recommendations, masks are recommended for Museum guests but are not required for general admission.
Our decision to close our building and now to reopen were informed by science, and we will continue to follow the science throughout the pandemic.
Still have questions about your visit? Refer to our FAQs below for answers and guidance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are masks and/or proof of vaccination required for entry?
No, masks and proof of vaccination are not required for general museum admission and entry.
Also, as of May 2022, masks and proof of vaccination are no longer required for participation in special programming. Click here for more information.
While masks are not required, the Nature Museum is a mask-friendly space for any visitors who wish to wear one during any part of their visit.
Is sanitizer available?
Yes, there are multiple sanitizing stations located throughout the Museum. Guests also have access to restrooms on every level.
Is eating and drinking allowed at the Museum?
To help keep everyone safe, we have designated two eating spaces for our guests’ convenience. Nature’s Lunchbox, located on Level 1, is our designated indoor eating space. The Ravine, located outside the lobby doors on Level 1, is our designated outdoor eating space.
The Museum Store has reopened with limited snack options available for purchase, so guests are encouraged to bring their own food for snack time. We have installed water bottle refill stations, and guests are welcome to bring their own water bottles to refill. Guests can also purchase bottled water, juices, and other drinks in the Museum Store.
Are staff members screened before work?
Yes, all staff members are required to complete a COVID-19 screening upon reporting to work each day. In addition, all Museum staff, contractors, and volunteers are required to follow the Museum’s vaccination policy.
Are there any areas that are not accessible to visitors right now?
The Extreme Green House and Hands-on Habitat are closed to allow for exhibit renovation and expansion. Stay tuned for more details.