Visitor Guidelines


We require that all visitors ages 5 and up wear a mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are encouraged for children ages two to four.

Social Distance

Many staff and visitors are still practicing social distancing. Visitors should maintain six feet when outside their group while on Museum property. Children must stay with their adult(s) at all times. Some spaces have limited occupation.


Visitors and staff must practice regular hand hygiene while on-site. Signs are posted to remind visitors to wash their hands and use the hand sanitizer units stationed throughout the Museum. 

Cleaning & Ventilation

The Carle is professionally cleaned daily when open to the public. Our high-quality HVAC system has been adjusted for maximum ventilation throughout the building. 

Museum Shop

If the shop is at capacity, visitors can wait in a socially distanced line until they are able to enter. 

Visitors can also shop online and arrange for home delivery or curbside pickup.


Amenities such as the café, vending machine, and water fountains are now available.