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COVID-19 Precautions

Hours & Admission

  • Spring hours for the National Museum of Psychology and Institute Galleries are:

    • Tuesday - 11am - 4pm 

    • Thursday - 11am - 8pm

  • During this time, all visitors will receive free admission to the museum and galleries. An optional $10 donation is suggested.

  • Admission will continue to be granted in-person at the museum front desk. Groups are limited to a maximum of 5 individuals, and group members are asked to remain together during their visit.

  • A maximum of 20 visitors will be allowed in the building at any given time to facilitate social distancing. Admission is on a first come, first serve basis, and visitors may be asked to wait before entering if the museum and galleries are at capacity.

  • The Cummings Center and The University of Akron will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19. Hours and protocols may be subject to change, so please check this page for updates before visiting.

Visitor Expectations

    • If you are able to, please take your temperature at home before leaving. A temperature of 100.4F or greater is considered to be a fever and may be related to COVID-19.

  • Masks must be worn at all times within the museum and galleries. Single-use masks are available for free upon request at the front desk if you forget to bring your own.

  • Hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the museum and galleries, and regular hand sanitization is encouraged.

  • The museum and galleries are self-guided, and social distancing of at least 6 feet must be observed between unrelated groups. Please yield for others at entrances and exits as necessary.

  • Only one related group will be allowed on the elevator at any given time. Please stand away from elevator doors to allow room for safe entry and exit.

  • Backpacks/large bags, food, and drinks, including water bottles, are not permitted in the museum and galleries.

Exhibit Closures & Cleaning Procedures

  • The following exhibits and interactive displays are disabled to minimize physical contact between visitors and museum surfaces.

    • Kirkbride Asylum Digital Interactive

    • Army Alpha Digital Interactive

    • Knox Cube Test

    • Puzzle Test Blocks

    • Employee Selection Digital Interactive

    • Assembly Test

    • Babe Ruth Tests

    • Milgram Test Interactive & Audio (The Milgram Shock Box is still available for viewing)

    • 2-Player Optical Illusion Test

    • Memory Digital Interactive

    • Multitasking Digital Interactive

  • Built-in drawer- and cabinet-style displays will remain accessible. Guests are advised to sanitize their hands before and after touching any handles, and should use discretion in choosing whether to interact with these displays.

  • All water fountains are disabled and closed.

  • Restrooms will remain open and will be cleaned regularly throughout the day.

  • Limited seating will be made available and cleaned regularly.

  • High-touch surfaces, including handles and railings, will be cleaned regularly throughout the day. 

  • Plexiglass screens are installed at the front desk and 4th floor reception to minimize contact between staff and visitors.


For general guidelines related to visiting The University of Akron campus, click here.

For more information on the spread of COVID-19 in Summit County, Ohio, click here.