Welcome Back

After a long closure due to COVID-19, 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.

At this time, all public programs and all K-12 school tours will continue to be virtual.

How to visit

To keep density low, all visitors with the exception of Emory students, faculty, and staff* must make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance of their proposed visit. Visitors 15 years of age and older will be required to complete a brief health questionnaire, which they will be emailed within 24 hours, before receiving confirmation of the reservation.

Click the box below to begin the reservation process. Please call 404-727-2163 Monday-Friday, 10 AM-4 PM, with questions.

*Emory students, faculty, and staff may check in with an Emory ID. 

Make a reservation

Safety Protocols

  • Face coverings and six-foot physical distancing are required of visitors and museum staff. Face coverings must cover the nose and mouth.
  • Hand sanitation stations have been placed on all levels of the museum.
  • Plexiglass shields have been installed at all information desks and cashier stations.
  • A one-way route has been marked through the museum to aid with traffic flow.
  • The museum is cleaned and sanitized continuously and misted daily to disinfect all public spaces.
  • The elevator is reserved for persons with disabilities or families with a stroller and is limited to one person or family group at a time.
  • The Museum Bookshop is closed to in-person shopping, but is still processing orders. (See below for more information.) 
  • Ebrik Coffee Rooms is serving to go options only.
  • Museum staff members are required to monitor their health daily.


Q. For how many people may I make a reservation?
A. One person may make a reservation for up to five others. Two reservations will be needed for larger groups.

Q. How do I fill out the health questionnaire?
A. Emory University will send an email with a link to the health questionnaire that each visitor over the age of 15 must complete; if you do not see the email in your inbox, please check your junk mail folder.

Q. Are children welcome?
A. Yes, children are welcome to visit. Children over the age of two are required to wear a face covering in the museum.

Q. Are audio guides and SmARTy Packs available?
A. Usage of audio guides as well as iPads within the galleries has been temporarily suspended. SmARTy Pack activities have been adapted with single use materials and are available for check out at the reception desk.  

Q. How long is my reservation and health questionnaire valid?
A. Reservations must be used on the day for which they are made. A new reservation and health questionnaire are required for each visit to the museum.

Q. Are tours available?
A. At this time, all public tours remain suspended. If you are interested in a virtual tour for a K-12 or adult group, please contact Katie Ericson at kericso@emory.edu.

Q. How can I make a purchase from the Museum Bookshop?
The Museum Bookshop is processing sales by mail order for curbside pickup or shipment. The bookshop is also currently available for in-store shopping to Emory students, faculty, and staff by pre-arranged appointment. Visit the Bookshop’s webpage for more information about in-store shopping by appointment and to see a selection of bestselling books and gifts available by mail order.