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Plan Your Visit

In accordance with restrictions announced by Philadelphia city government and health officials on November 16, 2020, the Barnes has temporarily closed to the public to limit the spread of COVID-19. We plan to reopen on January 2, 2021.


What to Know

If you have purchased tickets, please call 215.278.7200 during normal business hours.

Online classes and virtual events will not be affected by this temporary closure.

Additional updates will be communicated via email, social media channels, and posted here.

Your Next Visit

We look forward to welcoming you to the Barnes again when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, you can review our updated health and safety procedures.

Always wear a mask/face covering, and make sure it fits over your nose and mouth.

Practice safe social distancing. Please keep six feet between yourself and other people.

Please wash/sanitize your hands.

A limited number of visitors will be permitted in the galleries at one time.

A one-way flow of traffic will be required in the galleries and some other areas.

Contactless payment is available and encouraged throughout the building.


Our chief experience officer, Valerie Gay, walks you through our new safety procedures for your next visit.