What holidays does the Museum observe by being closed?
The Museum of Arts & Sciences, including the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, closes to observe the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Does admission to one museum (MOAS or the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art) allow you for access to both museums?
You may purchase admission to either MOAS or the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art. This type of admission purchase will allow you to view the museum that you purchased admission for. If you would like to view both museums on the same day, there is an option to purchase a combo admission ticket.
Are gift certificates available for museum admission?
Yes. The purchase gift certificates for one or both museums, please inquire at the Museum's guest relations desk.
Are gift certificates for the Lohman Planetarium available?
The Museum does not offer gift certificates for planetarium admission only. However, the purchase of a gift certificate for admission to the Museum of Arts & Sciences includes one planetarium show per admission.
Are photographs permitted in the Museum's galleries?
Yes. The Museum allows photography in all galleries unless otherwise noted. The Museum does not allow flash photography or video recording.
Can I touch the exhibits in the Charles and Linda Williams Children's Museum?
Yes! We encourage interaction in the Charles and Linda Williams Children's Museum. This section of the Museum is very hands-on and encourages tactile exploration.
How much time should I allow for visiting one or both museums?
The average time per guest does vary based on time spent in certain areas of the Museum. However, we would suggest that you allow for 2 1/2 hours to visit the main Museum (MOAS), plus the time of a planetarium show if you choose to attend one. You should allow for at least 1 hour to visit the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art.
If I pay admission for the day and then decide that I would like to become a MOAS member, can I apply my admission towards the yearly membership?
Yes! Daily admission rates per individual will play toward the cost of an annual membership if purchased on the same day.