COVID-19 Museum Information
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. The National Museum of the Marine Corps is doing its part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and we ask our visitors to do the same.
Despite these measures, the risk of contracting COVID-19 could increase by visiting the Museum. By visiting the National Museum of the Marine Corps, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. The Museum reserves the right to modify its hours of operations, capacity, or visitor guidelines as circumstances require and to deny entry or access to any person who fails to follow these guidelines or whose conduct puts Museum staff, visitors, or property at risk.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Museum doing to make my visit safe?
Our amazing housekeeping staff is always dedicated to ensuring the Museum sparkles, but they are paying particular attention to high-touch areas such as railings, elevator buttons, and door handles, which are cleaned repeatedly throughout the day. They use an EPA-approved cleaning solution that is both a virucide and bactericide. Visitors will find many hand sanitizer stations throughout the Museum.
Do I need to wear a face covering?
As of March 2022, wearing a mask is optional inside the Museum.
wHAT ARE THE MUSEUM HOURS?
The Museum is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm every day except Christmas day, when the Museum is closed. If any changes to hours need to be made, we will post it on our web site and on all our social media platforms.
WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP KEEP THE MUSEUM SAFE FOR ALL VISITORS?
Please do not visit if you are sick or have had contact with someone who is sick. Wash your hands often, for a minimum of 20 seconds. Cover your cough or sneeze. Use the hand sanitizer stations located throughout the Museum. Limit the amount of personal belongings and bags that you bring to the Museum. We do not offer coat or bag storage.
My group would like to visit, how do I make those reservations?
All groups of 25 or more people, or those arriving by bus or motor coach, must have a reservation to enter. Please visit our Group Visit Information page and follow the directions to make a reservation.
WHEN WILL YOU RESUME CEREMONIES, EVENTS, AND PROGRAMMING?
Events such as family days, pre-school playdates, and concerts are resuming as conditions allow. We will announce upcoming events and programs on our Calendar of Events page and all our social media platforms. If you would like to get updates from us regarding events and programs, please subscribe to our e-newsletter.
How do I get a map of the galleries?
Please check our web site to download a map. You may also scan the QR code available at the visitor information desk to download a map to your phone.
WHAT IF I'M SICK?
If you have a fever, are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, or have been exposed to anyone else with symptoms within a two-week period prior to your visit, please visit at a later date. If you experience any symptoms within two weeks of your museum visit, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT IF I BECOME SICK WHILE VISITING
If you begin to feel unwell during your visit to the Museum, notify one of our employees, volunteers, or security guards immediately. They will assist you and call for an ambulance if needed.
ARE WHEELCHAIRS AVAILABLE FOR VISITORS
Wheelchairs are available and are wiped down after each use. Please see a volunteer at our visitor information desk to request a wheelchair. Visit our Accessibility page for more information.
ARE THE RESTAURANTS AND MUSEUM STORE OPEN?
See our Museum Concessions page for more information on Museum dining options and Museum Store hours.
I CAN'T VISIT THE MUSEUM RIGHT NOW. ARE THERE VIRTUAL WAYS TO VISIT THE MUSEUM?
There are other ways to visit the Museum virtually and take advantage of our educational programming. Our YouTube channel has a great selection of walking tours of the galleries. There’s also an abundance of educational content available on the Education Resources page. Additionally, check out our Google Arts and Culture page to view online exhibits.
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Triangle, VA 22172
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