It is the museum's goal to provide a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment for our visitors, campus community, and staff with the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), and Willamette University. 

UPDATED ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: starting December 1, 2021 Willamette University requires museum visitors to:

Museum Visitors 

Starting December 1, 2021, admittance to the museum requires one (1) of the following:

  1. Proof of full vaccination* by showing:
    • A CDC vaccination card
    • A photo of the CDC vaccination card (all information must be visible in the photo)
    • A digital vaccination record
    • Willamette ID: because of Willamette University's vaccination requirement for students and staff, members of the Willamette community can show their ID card for entrance into the museum.

      *A person is considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks after receipt of the second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or at least two weeks after receipt of the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

    Booster shots are not required.

  2. Negative PCR test
    A negative PCR tests must have been taken within 72 hours prior to your museum  visit. Tests must be a SARS-CoV-2 viral test (either nucleic acid amplification test [NAAT], including polymerase chain reaction [PCR], or antigen test).

    The test result must be in the form of written documentation (paper or electronic copy).

    Antibody tests (also known as rapid tests) will not be accepted.

Children under the age of 12

No proof of vaccination or negative test is required. 

Is asking for your vaccination card illegal or a HIPAA violation?
It is not illegal for a private business to ask for your vaccination card, nor is it a HIPAA violation. HIPAA law prevents healthcare professionals from sharing private health information without a patient's permission but it does not apply to a private business asking for proof of vaccination status in order to provide services or to allow entry.

Visitors 18 and older will be asked to show a valid ID that includes their name accompanied by a photograph OR their date of birth:

  • Driver’s license
  • Government ID card
  • Passport
  • School ID card

An appropriate face mask that covers your nose and mouth must be worn throughout the museum.

Appropriate Face Masks

  • Surgical/medical procedure masks and other disposable masks and masks made with breathable fabric (such as cotton) with tightly woven fabric (that do not let light pass through when held up to a light source).

  • Masks with two or three layers, and masks with filter pockets. Masks can be flat, pleated, cone, dome, or duck bill in shape. A cloth mask may be worn over a disposable surgical or medical procedure mask (called double masking).

Face Masks that are Not Allowed

  • Face masks must not have an exhalation valve or vent.

  • Scarves/ski masks or masks made from fabric that is loosely woven or knitted or have only one layer.

  • Face shields are not permitted when worn alone.

Children 3 and older are required to wear a mask. 


Timed-entry tickets

Timed Entry Tickets Are Highly Encouraged
The museum is operating at reduced capacity with timed-entry for the comfort, health and safety of our visitors. Advance ticket reservations are encouraged for museum admission (walk-in entry may be accommodated based on availability and capacity).

Please be ready to provide digital or paper proof of your timed entry.
Ticket sales close at 11:30 a.m. each day.
Reserve Your Tickets Today

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Postpone Your Visit if: 

1) You exhibit signs or symptoms of illness;

2) You have tested positive for COVID-19 and it has been less than 10 days since symptoms first appeared and less than 24 hours since running a fever; 

3) You have been in contact with anyone confirmed or suspected of having
Covid-19 in the last 14 days.

For more information about COVID-19 symptoms visit CDC.


Practice Physical Distancing 

Maintain a six-foot distance from those who are
not part of your visiting group. 

Hand Sanitizer 

Is available at stations throughout the museum.

Follow Directions 

Adhere to posted capacity limits and directional
signs posted throughout the museum. 


No Food or Drink

Allowed in the Museum

Additional information

Wheelchairs are available and are sanitized between use.


Elevator capacity is restricted to one person or one group/household. Please do not board elevators if they are occupied.
  • Drinking Fountains
  • Docent Guided Tours
  • School Tours

The museum reserves the right to ask visitors who do not follow these guidelines to leave the museum. Any visitors who are disrespectful or discourteous to other guests, staff, or volunteers may also be asked to leave.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. Those visiting the museum do so at their own risk of exposure.


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