Health and Safety
Masks are optional during your visit. Proof of vaccination is no longer required to visit the Museum.
Certain events and programs may still require masks and/or proof of vaccination in order to attend; please review your tickets closely for up-to-date requirements. Masks are required for all summer camp groups and for all events in the Auditorium.
All out-of-state visitors must follow all applicable health and safety protocols required by the New York State COVID-19 Travel Advisory, which may include quarantine.
For more on where to get vaccinated, visit New York City’s Vaccine Finder.
The Brooklyn Museum is dedicated to providing excellence in collections, exhibitions, programs, and visitor experience. Our Public Safety and Visitor Experience teams are here to help you and others enjoy their visit.
Visitors putting themselves, other visitors, or the art at risk may be asked to leave the Museum. Verbal or physical harassment, discrimination, threats, or other disruptive behavior is not permitted. To keep our visitors, staff, and the art safe, all must listen to any instructions or guidance given by our staff.
The Museum does not permit solicitations unless pre-authorized by Museum personnel. For health and safety reasons, shirts and shoes are required to enter the Museum.
Bags and items
All bags are subject to inspection upon entering the building. Any items larger than 11 × 17 × 5 in. (28 × 43 × 13 cm) or as deemed necessary by Public Safety must be checked at Coat Check. These items can be checked free of charge; all others are $1 per item. The Brooklyn Museum is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
The Museum reserves the right to refuse entry to any visitor carrying large or harmful objects, such as flags, banners, frames, artwork, shopping carts, sporting goods, marking materials, paint, adhesives, epoxies, glues, and recreational equipment.
Items that are not accepted in Coat Check include food and drink, plants and flowers, balloons, (e)bicycles, folding bicycles, (e)scooters, wagons, strollers, and oversize items. Staff will advise on where strollers can be parked. Any other items may be inspected and refused at the discretion of our Public Safety team.
Strollers, with the exception of oversize and jogging strollers, are permitted in most galleries; ask a Public Safety Officer for specific gallery access. To ensure easy navigation, visitors with strollers may want to attend during off-peak hours, such as mornings, or on stroller tours. Front-facing baby carriers are welcome.
Food and drink
Eating and drinking is not permitted in the galleries. Outside food and drink is not permitted with the exception of water in a clear bottle. All opaque bottles must be checked at Coat Check. Water bottles must remain sealed outside designated eating areas.