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Visitor Policies

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​New Requirements for a Fun and Safe Visit

Planning Your Visit

DPAM is always free and open to everyone. But, reservations are highly recommended​. Please click the link to reserve your slot today. Group reservations may be made for parties of 5 people or less.  In keeping with the City of Chicago's regulations for capacity limits within museums and cultural institutions, DPAM will be open to no more than 50 people at one time, with staggered reservations available throughout our open hours.

All visitors are required at all times to wear masks that cover both your nose and mouth. Guests must also maintain a distance of 6 feet or more from others during your visit.

Contact Tracing

For contact tracing purposes, each guest is required to answer a COVID questionnaire through DePaul University's CampusClear app or website​ within 24-hours of your visit. If making a group reservation, please ensure that each member of your party has completed the questionnaire prior to arrival at the museum. Further instructions for this questionnaire will be provided upon making your reservation online and can be found on the CampusClear website.​ 

After completing the required questions, please print or save a screenshot of your results. You will be required to show those results to DPAM staff upon arrival. 

​Coat and bag check

At this time, DPAM is not offering coat or bag checks for visitors. We discourage bringing large bags or backpacks with you. Large bags or backpacks must be kept on the front of your body at all times during your visit and will be inspected by staff at the end of your visit. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 

Purchases on Site

​All of DPAM's beloved publications and tote bags will once again be for sale and, while not required, donations are always welcome! However, we have gone cashless and contactless thanks to PayPal. DPAM front-desk staff will be happy to help you with any transactions while onsite. Or, all of our publications can still be found online at

Cleaning Protocols

​Hand-sanitizing stations have been installed in the 1st and 2nd floor lobbies, outside of the galleries. Visitor services and custodial staff are regularly sanitizing public areas, such as restroom door handles, throughout the day. The exhibitions are completely touchless, with no headphones or interactive elements needed to enjoy them. Please let us know if this introduces alternative needs for any persons in your party with sensory processing disabilities and we will be happy to make adjustments during your visit. DPAM is closed on Mondays for total building deep cleanings and nightly cleanings take place each evening after closing.

Photography, Food, Etc.

Non-flash photography is encouraged. Share your experience and tag @DePaulArtMuseum on your favorite social media platform.

​There is no food or drink allowed in the galleries. Visitors must use pencils, not pens, if taking notes. (Pencils provided at the front desk) No pets other than service animals are allowed in the galleries. Please do not touch the artwork or run in the galleries.