Roswell Museum and Art Center Open with Limited Capacity
After temporarily closing its doors on March 18, 2020 due to the pandemic, the Roswell Museum and Art Center has re-opened to the public. The Museum is operating at a 25% capacity with enhanced new safety measures, including reduced hours to allow for additional cleaning, requiring face coverings, and social distancing guidelines.
"The pandemic has had a devastating impact on our community, and while we are excited to be reopening, our priority continues to be the health and safety of our visitors, local residents and our Museum staff and volunteers,” said Museum Director Caroline Brooks. “Over the past several months, we’ve developed reopening guidelines with the support of the City of Roswell, peer institutions, the American Alliance of Museums and CDC publications. With grant monies provided by the New Mexico Humanities Council, we’ve been able to purchase essential safety supplies, including masks, gloves, sneeze guards and sanitizer. These enhancements will ensure we’re meeting the highest public health standards, while maintaining a good visitor experience.”
Cleaning has been enhanced throughout the Museum, including increased frequency of disinfecting high-traffic surfaces, and sanitizer stations are available in several areas. In accordance with state requirements, the Museum’s staff, as well as all visitors, will be required to wear face coverings; complimentary masks will be provided for guests who need one. In addition, masks made by local artists through the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program are available for sale in the Museum Store.
Temporary visiting hours are Tuesday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is currently free to the Museum through the end of the year. In order to allow space for ample social distancing, it is strongly encouraged that visitors call to set up an appointment to visit the Museum at 575-624-6744, although walk-ups will be welcome as space allows. As recommended by state and city officials, those who are not feeling well and people with serious medical conditions should delay their visit until a safer time. The Robert H. Goddard Planetarium will remain closed until further notice.
RMAC is located at 1011 N. Richardson Ave, just north of the Roswell Convention Center.