Welcome Back to the Museum of Arts and Sciences!
We are now open to the public.
We have missed you all dearly and are excited to see you and your families back at the MAS! We have made some changes to our daily operations to keep the health and safety of our staff and visitors at top priority. The FAQs below provide more information about what to expect during your visit.
Warning: Under Georgia law, there is no liability for an injury or death of an individual entering these premises if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of contracting COVID-19. You are assuming this risk by entering these premises.
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 email@example.com. We also appreciate any ideas and feedback you may have.
What can I expect when visiting the MAS?
Parking, as usual, is FREE. Handicapped parking is also available at the front of the building.
Museum staff will be wearing face coverings. All visitors over the age of two will be required to wear face coverings and your entry will not be permitted without one.
Hand-sanitizing stations will be available in the lobby, throughout the building, and at each elevator entrance/exit. Social distancing is encouraged. Elevators should be limited to a single person or family unit.
Upon entering the Museum, you will see signage and hand-sanitizing stations located at all entrances and exits. Restrooms will also be available to wash your hands.
Seating will be limited for Planetarium to 35 visitors and Live-Animal Shows to 50. The front desk will give you a number upon arrival to designate your spot. Tickets are handed out on a first-come-first-served basis.
Will I be required to wear a mask?
Yes, face coverings are required for all guests over the age of two. You will be denied entry if you are not wearing one.
Will masks be available at the Museum to purchase?
Yes. We will have masks available for you at $1 each.
Why do I need to wear a face covering during my visit to the MAS?
Museum staff has been monitoring the guidance from the CDC on face coverings. To help stop the spread of COVID-19, we are requiring guests over the age of two to wear face coverings to enter the Museum.
What if I am not feeling well?
If you are feeling unwell, please stay home. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms—fever of 100°F or higher, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, other respiratory symptoms, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or loss of taste and smell—please stay home. If you have been exposed to or diagnosed with COVID-19 in the fourteen (14) days prior to your visit, please stay home.
Will someone be taking temperatures of visitors before entry?
No, we will not take your temperature at the MAS, but we ask that visitors monitor their own health by taking their temperature prior to leaving their home.
Will hand sanitizer be available?
Yes. We will have hand-sanitizing stations located throughout the facility. We strongly recommend hand washing for twenty (20) seconds or more.
Will I be able to purchase or renew my membership on-site?
Yes. Our front desk staff will be happy to assist you with purchasing your membership and renewals. You can also renew and purchase memberships online.
Will the MAS have strollers or wheelchairs available to use during my visit?
The MAS will not have strollers or wheelchairs available for use due to COVID-19.
Will there be regular Planetarium and Mini-Zoo Shows?
Yes. The Planetarium and Mini-Zoo will still hold regular shows. Masks are required for entry and there will be limited seating to ensure social distancing among guests. Seating will be limited for Planetarium to 35 visitors and Live-Animal Shows to 50. The front desk will give you a number upon arrival to designate your spot. Tickets are handed out on a first-come-first-served basis.
Planetarium shows will be offered three times daily and Live-Animals shows will be offered two times a day. Click here for the official schedule.
Will the Discovery House be open?
Yes. The Discovery House will be open, but some exhibits will be closed. When you arrive at the MAS, the front desk staff will give you a bag with your own brand-new goodies to enjoy while you are in Discovery House. You will be able to take these home with you after your visit.
Will the Mini-Zoo be open?
The MAS Mini-Zoo will not be open on the main floor of the Discovery House. There will be limited access to the top floor (treehouse). We will also have a Mini-Zoo staff member on hand to answer questions about any of the animals you see while in the treehouse area of the Mini-Zoo.
Are food and beverages allowed in the Museum?
The MAS does not allow food or drinks in the facility. However, we encourage you to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful trails on the campus.
4182 Forsyth Rd,
Macon, GA 31210