COVID -19 Action Plan : UPDATE - April 2, 2020

The Museum of Arts and Sciences is closed through May 4.

We value the safety of our visitors and staff, and, in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, we are taking appropriate precautions to provide a safer experience here at the MAS. In compliance with the guidelines set by the CDC and the Georgia State Health Department, the Museum will be closed to the public through May 4, 2020. After May 4, we will revisit the CDC's recommendations and decide if it's safe to open our doors. The Museum will continue internal operations. As always, there is no penalty or re-booking fee for private events, birthday parties, or school groups. Refunds for any of these will be issued upon request through May 4, 2020. Please call the MAS at 478-477-3232 to make cancellations or changes to your reserved date.

We will keep the public and visitors informed if anything changes. Our priority is the health and safety of our guests and staff.


· 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.

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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

· 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