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Safety Precautions

The Columbus Museum Safety Precautions

We are so excited to welcome you to The Columbus Museum. 

We have implemented policies and procedures with the health and safety of Museum staff and guests in mind, and we want you to know what to expect when you visit. 


What to Expect at the Museum

Health & Safety Procedures

Please do not enter the Museum if you have:

  • a fever
  • a cough
  • chills
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • muscle pain
  • a sore throat
  • new loss of taste or smell
  • been in contact with someone known to have COVID-19 within the past 14 days

Thank you for helping to stop the spread of infection!

We strongly recommend all visitors wear a mask while in the Museum.

Please remember to completely cover your nose and mouth. Thank you for helping to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Please limit your party and observe social distancing

Please limit your party to 10 or less when you visit the Museum.  Please use social distancing and stay six feet away from visitors who are not in your party. Signage in some of our smaller rooms and galleries will give occupancy limits that will be enforced by our gallery attendants. 

Hand sanitizer stations available throughout the building

Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the Museum for your convenience and frequent handwashing is encouraged. We have increased the frequency of the cleaning of high-touch surface areas such as handrails, doorknobs, faucets, elevator buttons, etc. 

The Transformations Interactive Family Gallery is re-opening!

We are excited to welcome you back to our Transformation Family Interactive Gallery. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, reservations, and capacity limits are required. For reservations and other details, please visit the Transformations Family Interactive Gallery page.

The Bradley Olmsted Garden remains open 

Is there a better place to socially distance than the beautiful, historic Bradley Olmsted Garden? Please enjoy the blooms and foliage of the 13-acre garden, which is still open to the public. 

Questions? Please email