COVID -19 Action Plan : UPDATE - May 6, 2020

The Museum of Arts and Sciences is currently closed to the general public.

Greetings, MAS supporters. As businesses across the state begin to open their doors, the Museum staff has already started to survey and collect feedback from our members, visitors, and donors about re-opening and their intentions to resume leisure activities over the summer months. This data will guide our programming plans as we discuss re-opening the facility. In the meantime, we have made the difficult decision to remain closed to the general public as we assess our ability to operate in ways that are safe and comfortable for visitors and staff.

There is good news! We will be reopening the MAS for normal business hours beginning Tuesday, August 4, 2020. We will have safety guidelines in place and will provide those details more specifically in the coming days. We will continue to offer weekly, on-campus events, so be sure to check our calendar and reserve a ticket. Check your email for our weekly newsletters (register on our website), highlighting these events and opening information. We will also continue to post upcoming opportunities at the MAS via social media. We hope you enjoy the full range of online videos, coloring pages, classes, and storytimes we have created for you and your families to enjoy at home, through our website, and social media. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at We also appreciate any ideas and feedback you may have. We miss you all dearly and look forward to seeing you and your families very soon!


· Members: FREE

· Children 2 & Under: FREE
(Please note, children 2 & under will not be allowed in the Planetarium Shows)

· Adults: $10

· Children: 3-17: $5

· Senior Citizens (62 YRS OLD AND UP) & Military (with ID): $8

· College Students (with ID): $7

· **Fees do not include sales tax.

The majority of school groups visit in the morning. For adults with weekday flexibility, we recommend planning your visit in the afternoon. We do not offer online ticketing. Tickets can be purchased at the door upon arrival. Exhibitions, Mini-Zoo, Discovery House, Planetarium, Audio Programs, and Gallery Talk are included in the price of admission unless otherwise noted.

Group Rates

Special Group Rates are offered for groups of 10 or more with pre-made reservations. Groups can be self-guided or choose a docent-led tour through the Museum. Please notify the Group Coordinator when making your reservations that you would like the docent-led option.

Contact us:
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Museum Rules & Tips

The following explanations of Museum policies will let you make the most of your visit to the Museum of Arts and Sciences.

Rules inside the Museum:

•  Food, drinks, and smoking (of any kind) are not allowed in the Museum for any reason.

•  Weapons of any kind are not permitted on Museum grounds. Weapons include firearms, explosives, knives of any length, and other objects that, in the opinion of the Museum of Arts and Sciences staff or Board Members, might be dangerous or cause harm. If you bring weapons onto the campus, you will be asked to leave and/or police will be called.

•  Observe stanchions and keep a safe, non-touching distance. We ask that you also not touch any artwork, lean on cases or pedestals and not stand on platforms anywhere in the museum.

•  No flash photography, tripods, “selfie-sticks,” or other external equipment are allowed.

•  Umbrellas, packages, and bags exceeding 13” x 17” are not allowed in the galleries and must be checked in at the front desk.

Mobility Access

All galleries, facilities, and parking lots are wheelchair accessible.


Baby strollers are allowed inside the main areas at all times. Strollers and children under 3 will not be permitted in the Mark Smith Planetarium


Parking is free for Museum visitors in the Museum’s parking lot on Forsyth Road.

Picnic Areas

For those who wish to bring lunch, picnic areas are available. Food and drink are not allowed in the Museum.


Sketching is permitted in the galleries (pencil only, no ink or paint) with sketchbooks no larger than 8-1/2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm).

No easels, stools, or sketching while sitting on the floor is permitted.


Photography for personal use is permitted in the galleries. No flash, tripods, “selfie-sticks,” or other external equipment are allowed. Videotaping is allowed in the lobby only. No photographs or videotapes may be reproduced, distributed, or sold without permission from the Museum.

Requests for professional photography sessions and filming can be made by contacting the Museum at 478-477-3232.


Parents should maintain constant supervision of children when visiting the galleries. Museum staff is not responsible for children left unattended.

Please follow any instructions of Museum staff. Children under 3 will not be permitted in the Mark Smith Planetarium.

Daily Museum Hours


The Museum is currently closed to the public, but will reopen on August 4th under normal business hours. Check our calendar for weekly events being held through July.

· Tuesday: 10 am – 5 pm

· Wednesday: 10 am – 5 pm

· Thursday: 10 am – 5 pm

· Friday: 10 am – 5 pm

· Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm

· Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm

· Monday: Closed

Daily Planetarium Shows

(Please note, children 2 & under will not be allowed in the Planetarium Shows)

· Daily (Tuesday - Friday): 11:30 AM & 4 PM

· Saturday: 11:30 A.M., 2 PM & 4 PM

· Sunday: 2 PM & 4 PM


Summer Hours (June 4 - July 26, 2019)

· Daily (Tuesday - Friday): 11:30 AM, 2 PM & 4 PM

· Saturday: 11:30 A.M., 2 PM & 4 PM

· Sunday: 2 PM & 4 PM

Live-Animal Shows

· Daily (Tuesday - Friday): 3 PM

· Saturday: 1 PM., 3 PM

· Sunday: 3 PM


Summer Hours (June 4 - July 26, 2019)

· Daily (Tuesday - Friday): 1 PM & 3 PM

· Saturday: 1 PM., 3 PM

· Sunday: 3 PM


Our Location:

4182 Forsyth Rd,
Macon, GA 31210

Nearby Places to Eat

· Our Picnic Areas

· Restaurants Nearby

Fountain of Juice


Firehouse Subs 

Jeneane's at Pinebrook

El Sombrero