MUS Covid-19 Reopening Information

Using the guidelines recommended by national, state and local agencies/authorities, we now plan to re-open on June 17th. We will carefully and continually monitor the efficacy of these guidelines in real time and make further adjustments as needed. In the meantime, please know that your safety – and the health of our staff and volunteers – is paramount. We cannot wait to welcome you back to MUS when it is safe to do so. If you have any questions, please call 801-629-8672 or email

Read a letter from the Division Manager here.


Starting June 17th 2020, the adjusted and temporary building and museum hours listed below will allow our team to assure our facilities are cleaned and sanitized and ready for the next business day. Your patience during this rapidly developing situation is greatly appreciated.Hours

Special Hours (Exclusively to serve the senior (60+), disabled, and immunocompromised members of our community)  

Wednesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Regular Hours

Thursday - Saturday 12:00 pm -4:00 pm.

Public and Private tours are temporarily suspended until further notice.

Protective Measures

The following are some of the measures our staff are implementing:

  • To allow for proper social distancing, we will be operating at 25% capacity or less, and staff will be monitoring the number of visitors in and out of our smaller galleries and other public spaces.
  • Dedicated, separate entrances and exits will be clearly marked for each purpose and staff will be on hand to facilitate and monitor the process.
  • We will adjust the flow of visitors through tickets, entry and exit times.
  • We will supply face masks and gloves for all staff who engage with the public; spacing workstations to allow for social distancing and allowing support staff to continue work from home.
  • Face masks will not be required for patrons while they visit, but strongly encouraged.
  • We have installed plexi-glass screens at admission office to serve as an additional barrier between employees and visitors. Floor decals will indicate 6-foot spacing at the admission office and museum store checkout.
  • We will monitor all public spaces to facilitate social distancing; and have installed signage throughout the facility to encourage and remind visitors to practice social distancing.
  • We are installing more hand sanitizing stations and instituting heightened cleaning protocols, including frequent environmental cleaning and disinfection of “high-touch” door handles, elevators, and restrooms.
  • We are implementing cleanliness “patrols” in all exhibition galleries and other public areas.
  • Hands-on exhibition components and other “high touch” experiences will remain closed, including theater  and play experiences in the Utah State Railroad Museum and John M. Browning Firearms Museum, docent touch carts and more.
  • The temperature of all employees will be measured before entering the museum; any employees exhibiting a temperature over 100 will be sent home. Upon entering the building, employees must wash or sanitize their hands.
  • The Spencer and Delores Dore Eccles Rail center, which is apart of the Utah State Railroad Museum will be open at this time.
  • We are canceling lectures and all other public programs through at least August 21.