A rabbit in a lab setting wearing a face mask

COVID-19 Precautions

Hours & Admission

  • We have resumed our standard admission rates and expanded our open hours to the following:

    • Tuesday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    • Wednesday: 1:00pm - 8:00pm

    • Thursday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    • Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    • Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

  • Admission to the museum and institute galleries is as follows:

    • $10 - Adults

    • $5 - College ID & Children (under 18)

    • $20 - Family

    • $5/person - Groups of 10+

    • $3/person - Museums for All program (click for details)

    • Free - University of Akron students, staff, & faculty (with valid ID)

    • Free - with a military ID card or veteran ID card

  • The Cummings Center and The University of Akron will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19. Hours and protocols may be subject to change, so please check this page for updates before visiting.

Visitor Expectations

  • Beginning Monday, August 9th, in accordance with The University of Akron guidelines, all visitors to the National Museum of Psychology and Institute galleries are required to wear a face mask inside the building regardless of vaccination status. If you arrive without a mask, one will be provided to you at admission. 

  • If you are feeling sick, experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, or have been around someone who has exhibited symptoms, we ask that you please stay home. Consider exploring our digital repository or online exhibits.

    • If you are able to, please take your temperature at home before leaving. A temperature of 100.4F or greater is considered to be a fever and may be related to COVID-19.

  • Hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the museum and galleries, and regular hand sanitization is encouraged.

  • The museum and galleries are self-guided, and social distancing of at least 6 feet should be observed between unrelated groups. Please yield for others at entrances and exits as necessary.

  • Backpacks/large bags, food, and drinks, including water bottles, are not permitted in the museum and galleries.

Exhibit Closures & Cleaning Procedures

  • All exhibits and interactive displays in the museum have been reactivated. Guests are advised to sanitize their hands before and after touching any screens, handles, or exhibit components, and should use discretion in choosing whether to interact with these exhibits.

  • All water fountains are disabled and closed.

  • Restrooms will remain open and will be cleaned regularly throughout the day.

  • Limited seating will be made available and cleaned regularly.

  • High-touch surfaces, including touch screens, handles, and railings, will be cleaned regularly throughout the day. 

  • Plexiglass screens are installed at the front desk and 4th floor reception to minimize contact between staff and visitors.

 


For updated health & safety guidelines for The University of Akron, click here.

For more information on the spread of COVID-19 in Summit County, Ohio and to find a vaccine provider near you, click here.