Young family walks through the Hall of Sculpture with large white columns and classical marble statues

Photo: Bryan Conley

Your Health & Safety

Since the start of COVID-19 pandemic, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh has continued to follow government and public health guidance to keep our staff and our visitors staff. Thank you for your continued help and support!

Given a growing percentage of vaccinated adults across the state, Pennsylvania recently announced it will lift all remaining COVID-19 restrictions either on June 28 or sooner if the full vaccination rate for adults reaches 70%. At that time, mask-wearing and social-distancing will no longer be required at the four Carnegie Museums. (The exception will be our summer camp programs.)

Like most regional museums and other cultural organizations, we will continue to ask all guests ages 2 and up to wear a mask while inside our buildings, except in designated dining areas, until June 28 or until the state mask mandates for all individuals are lifted.

We look forward to spending the summer with you at Carnegie Museum of Art!


  Before You Arrive at the Museum

Visitors should consider the following:

  • Have you or anyone in your group been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
  • Are you or anyone in your group experiencing a cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, chills, sore throat, or new or recent loss of taste or smell?
  • Do you or anyone in your group have a temperature of 100.4ºF / 38ºC or greater?
  • If you or anyone in your group answers “yes” to any of these questions on the day of your visit, we respectfully ask that you DO NOT attend the museums for the safety of all.

  Upon Your Arrival at the Museum

  • You and everyone in your group will be required to wear face masks that cover your nose and mouth at all times.
  • You will each be asked if you have any of the COVID-19 symptoms, which will be listed on nearby signage. If you or anyone in your party answers “yes” to any of the symptom screening questions, you will be respectfully asked to visit at another time for the safety of all.
  • You and everyone in your group will undergo temperature checks using a touchless thermometer. If a temperature registers 100.4ºF / 38ºC or greater, you can request a second temperature check.

Note: If both readings show a temperature of 100.4ºF / 38ºC or greater or any visitor declines the temperature screen or to wear a face mask, that visitor will be asked to visit at another time.


  All Visitors Must Reserve a Timed Ticket

For your safety and comfort, we’re limiting admissions to our museums through timed ticketing so that the number of visitors will never exceed 25% of building capacity at any given time. Members must also reserve their free timed tickets in advance.

  Let’s Maintain a Safe Distance

When you visit the museums, you’ll see signs reminding you to maintain a safe social distance. Please follow these and other directional signs as you explore our spaces, and remember to give everyone enough space—at least 6 feet between you or your household group and others around you! For groups visiting the museums (e.g., guided tours, including school groups), at least 6 feet of distance must be maintained between individuals within the group who are not from the same household. For safety reasons, a large group visiting the museums may need to be divided into smaller groups, even when all members of the large group are from the same household.

  Keep Your Hands Clean

Please plan to wash your hands often and make good use of the many hand-sanitizer dispensers that you’ll find throughout our museum spaces. We are regularly disinfecting common touch points and using enhancing cleaning procedures throughout our facilities.

  Designated Hours for High-Risk Visitors

If you consider yourself high-risk due to age (65+) or a medical condition, we have designated a time for you to visit: Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon.

  Air Quality

Carnegie Museum of Art has always been concerned about the air quality in our galleries for guest comfort and the care of our collections and exhibits. The quality of the air circulating in our facilities is even more important during the current pandemic. One of the facilities team’s top priorities is to monitor all HVAC systems, regularly checking all air filters in our buildings to ensure they are functioning correctly. Our facilities team has also increased the amount of outdoor air introduced into all ventilated areas by up to 25%, which further improves ventilation in our office and gallery spaces. The exceptions are certain climate-controlled art galleries and collection-storage areas. We are also periodically spraying air filters with an anti-microbial viricide to ensure that circulated air in our buildings is sanitized before it is blown into office and non-art gallery spaces.

Watch Art Cat and Dippy explain the museum health procedures.