WE’RE THRILLED TO WELCOME YOU BACK TO WAM!

The museum will reopen to the public, with recommended safeguards in place, on October 1, 2020. As always, admission is free and open to the public. There are no advance ticket reservations or timed entry required, however museum capacity will be limited to 25% or less at all times.  While we are taking all precautions to ensure a safe, comfortable visit, mitigating and assessing the risk of infection from the coronavirus remains a factor anywhere people gather indoors. We will rely on our visitors to do their part, by properly wearing face-coverings at all times, keeping a safe distance apart, and staying home when they’re feeling unwell. We understand that not everyone in our community feels quite ready to visit the museum in person just yet. Given that, most of WAM’s student and community programming and arts educational resources will be online for now.

Under guidance of the University of Minnesota’s COVID-19 safety planning and in alignment with CDC and Minnesota Department of Health guidelines, we’ve implemented some new policies and protocols to help keep our all of our visitors and staff safe. Please take note of the changes below while planning your next visit to the Weisman.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the galleries!

Reduced Hours

Beginning Thursday, October 1, 2020:
WAM will be open Thursday – Sunday, 12 – 5 p.m.


Limited Capacity

Visitor capacity will be limited to 25% or less at all times. Posted signage will indicate revised occupant capacities for galleries, elevators, bathrooms, and the WAM Shop. If you come during a particularly busy time, there may be a short wait before entering. There are no in-person group visits or tours (10+) available until further notice.


Face Covering Requirement

All staff and visitors over the age of 2 are required to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth at all times while inside the museum, in accordance with guidelines set by both the University of Minnesota and the Governor’s mandate. To better ensure the safety of all our visitors and staff, there will be no exceptions allowed.


Physical Distancing

Signage is posted throughout the museum encouraging physical distancing. You will also find signs in some areas to direct traffic flow through the building. As you meander through the galleries, please ensure you always remain at least six feet away from others in the space.


Handwashing

Hand sanitizer stations are installed throughout the museum. Please sanitize your hands before entering the WAM Shop. Frequent handwashing/sanitizing is encouraged.


Enhanced Cleaning

The museum has implemented an enhanced cleaning schedule to disinfect and sanitize high-touch surfaces and public restrooms at regular intervals throughout the day.


Gallery Map

Download our Gallery Map. Print it out or use it on your mobile device while navigating the galleries. Curious about what’s on view? Learn more about our current exhibitions and the collection.


Group Tours & Classroom Visits

Group tours and in-person classroom visits have been discontinued until further notice. Group visits are limited to 6 people or fewer. Contact wamtour@umn.edu about virtual field trips and online tour options!

 


Questions

Do I need a ticket? 

No. At this time, WAM does not require advance ticket reservations or timed entry. And, as always, admission is free of charge. However, visitor capacity will be limited to 25% or less, to guard against crowding. If you arrive during a busy time, there may be a short wait to enter the galleries. There are spacious areas, both indoors and outside, where visitors may wait their turn while keeping a safe distance apart, should the need arise.

Do I need to wear a mask?

Yes. Visitors and staff are required to wear face coverings at all times inside the museum, as directed by University of Minnesota leadership and public health guidance, and per the Governor’s statewide mandate. If you forget a bring a face covering of your own, WAM staff will provide a mask free of charge.

Will the WAM Shop be open?

Yes. The WAM Shop is open Thursday – Sunday, 12 – 5 p.m. Art rental is available by appointment only.

Is there a coat check or lockers available?

Neither coat check nor lockers are available at this time. There are open cubbies in the space if you need to store a bag during your visit. Visitors may continue to bring bags and backpacks into the galleries.

Are all museum entrances open at this time? 

Yes. All museum entrances are open at this time.

 

Other questions? Contact waminfo@umn.edu or call 612.625.9494.

 


Getting Here

 Parking

Parking is available under the museum. University rates for parking ramps are $3 an hour and a $13 daily maximum.


Public Transportation

Metro Transit buses and the Green Line train frequently run through campus. For your best route, visit Metro Transit Trip Planner.


Food

There is no food available for purchase inside the museum. You can find a variety of restaurants in the surrounding areas at Coffman Memorial Union, Washington Ave, and Dinkytown.

Not quite ready to visit in person? Check out WAM@Home for activities to do with kids, a virtual tour of WAM’s exhibitions, and engaging video gallery talks from tour guides, family-friendly creative learning activities, and more. The Weisman’s programming will be freely accessible online throughout the fall, so look for new articles, artist talks, and art-filled video shorts all seasons.


Now’s a great time to make a gift in support of the Weisman’s work to keep its exhibitions and programs accessible and freely available in these extraordinary times.

Hours

Mon

Closed

Tue, Thu, Fri

10 am – 5 pm

Wed

10 am – 8 pm

Sat, Sun

11 am – 5 pm

Closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day, and Christmas Day.