Update as of July 1, 2020
The health and safety of our visitors have always been priorities – that’s especially true now. We are following all CDC guidelines and advice of regional health authorities to safely welcome you to the Museum, and ask that you do the same. Thank you for reading over the following changes and guidelines before your visit.
Do I have to wear a mask?
Yes, a mask is required for your visit to The Rockwell with exceptions only for ages 2 and under, by order of the governor. If you lose, forget or damage your mask, we are happy to provide you with one.
Why do I have to have my temperature taken?
At the advice of the CDC and regional health authorities, temperature screening is suggested for the health and safety of museum-goers. Thank you for your cooperation.
I have a large group that would like to visit – can I schedule a tour?
Docent-led tours for groups and students are not currently being offered. Groups of 10 or more may be asked to divide into smaller groups.
Can I check my coat/backpack/umbrella, etc.?
The Rockwell does not have a formal coat check and we do ask that backpacks, umbrellas and other bulky items not be taken through the galleries to protect the artworks. If possible, please leave any additional belongings in your vehicle; if on foot, limited storage is available at the admission desk.
Why did you change your summer hours?
Summer hours have been altered to 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. (previously 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.) to allow additional time for staff to clean and prepare for the next day.
Will the Museum hold any events this summer?
All in-person events have been canceled through the end of August 2020. Browse our events listing for fun and educational virtual opportunities.
I’m not able to visit the Museum in person. Can I see your collection online?
Yes, The Rockwell’s collection is becoming increasingly available to browse via our eMuseum.
Is admission still free for Military personnel this summer? I heard the Blue Star Museum program has been canceled.
While the national Blue Star Museum program has been canceled for the summer, both The Corning Museum of Glass and The Rockwell Museum are continuing to honor the program by offering free admission to military personnel and their families through Labor Day. Simply show a military ID or dependent ID at the front desk. Free admission is available to any ID bearer – including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps – and up to five family members.
Can I use the restroom?
The restroom is available only to paying visitors of the Museum. A public restroom is also available at the Corning Information Center in Centerway Square (just 1 block away from the Museum).
Where can I park?
Free Parking is located directly behind the Museum. Additional parking is available in neighboring municipal lots; City of Corning parking fees apply, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Parking Garage in Centerway Square is currently free during summer 2020.
You can also visit us via a free shuttle bus, which provides service to The Corning Museum of Glass and Welcome Center parking lot, to the nearby (1 block away) Tioga Ave shuttle station. Click here for shuttle map.
Why is the Art Lab closed? When will it reopen?
Unfortunately, the Art Lab’s activities and environment are not conducive to safe social distancing measures. We will reevaluate the Art Lab‘s opening quarterly, or as guidance from regional health officials may change.
Is the Museum or Art Lab available for private facility rentals?
Private use of the Museum and Art Lab will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Janelle Steiner at email@example.com with your inquiry.
I have another question!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-937-5386 during business hours.
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