Hours and Admission


Tuesday - Friday          10 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Saturday                       10 a.m. 
— 5 p.m.
Sunday                          Noon — 5 p.m. 

Closed on university holidays
Please note, the Carlos will be closed from Friday, December 23, 2022 through Monday, January 2, 2023 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. 


$8 Adults
$6 Seniors, students, and children (ages 6-17)
Free Carlos Museum members; Emory University students, faculty, and staff (with Emory ID); children ages 5 and under
$2 Audio guide rental

Visit for free on one of our free admission days, a Sunday FUNday, by using the Georgia Public Libraries Family Pass, or by becoming a member
The Carlos offers a green incentive discount of 10% off admission for any visitor who walks, bikes, or takes public transportation. See the admission desk on Level One for more details. 


Bookshop Hours

Tuesday - Friday          11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday                       11 a.m. — 5 p.m.
Sunday                          1 p.m. — 5 p.m.

Ebrik Coffee Room Hours




9 a.m. — 3:30 p.m.

10 a.m. — 3:30 p.m.




Information Desk Check-in

With the exception of necessary medical equipment, please check all large bags, backpacks of any size, umbrellas, and bags or purses larger than 13 x 13 inches at the information desk on Level One. The museum is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

If you’re visiting with children, be sure to ask about SmARTy Packs and Family Guides. MORE

Public Tours

Public guided tours will be offered every Sunday at 2 p.m., excluding holidays.
Meet at the admission desk on Level One to join the tour. 

Group Tours

Groups of 5 or more people may request a group tour. Schedule your group tour today online by visiting the Tours section of our website.

More information

COVID Precautions 

We are pleased to welcome you back to the Michael C. Carlos Museum!
Your health and safety remain our top priorities as we reopen in accordance with the guidelines of Emory University. Please read below about the safety precautions we have instituted to keep our visitors safe.  

  • Masks are now optional indoors on Emory’s campuses. Because of increased personal risk, unvaccinated individuals should continue to wear masks indoors. Should health indicators change or heightened risks emerge, indoor masking requirements may be reinstated. Anyone who needs to or prefers to wear a mask is encouraged and welcome to do so.
  • In alignment with federal transportation protocols, masks will still be required on all Emory shuttles and public transportation until further notice.
  • Hand sanitation stations have been placed on all levels of the museum.

  • Plexiglass shields have been installed at all information desks and cashier stations.

  • The museum is cleaned and sanitized continuously and misted daily to disinfect all public spaces.

  • Usage of audio guides has been temporarily suspended.