Health and Safety
We welcome guests back to our building beginning Wednesday, June 3, with free admission to our exhibitions in the Fayez Sarofim Grand Hall and Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery through August 31, 2020.
We remain dedicated to the well-being of our friends, volunteers, staff, and city. We have prepared additional safety and health protocols in line with state and city guidelines, and in close coordination with our Houston Museum District colleagues.
In preparation for welcoming guests back into our building:
- All surfaces are being thoroughly deep cleaned and sanitized following CDC recommendations.
- All guest areas will be sanitized at the beginning and end of each day.
- High-touch areas such as door handles will be cleaned every 30 minutes when guests are in our facility.
- Staff members and volunteers will undergo temperature checks before reporting to work.
- Face masks will be worn by staff members facing public at all times.
- Acrylic panels are installed at our Guest Services desk.
- Physical distancing markers are installed throughout the building.
- Hand sanitizing stations are installed throughout the building.
- Drinking fountains will not be available.
- Pondi Café remains closed. Reopening dates will be announced soon.
- Visitor capacity is restricted to 25 guests in the Gallery at any time.
To ensure the safety of our guests, staff and volunteers, please review the following protocols in preparing for your visit:
- Guests over the age of 10 are required to wear a face mask at all times in the building. Complimentary masks will be provided to guests without their own.
- Physical distancing of 6 feet or more between parties is required.
- Guests exhibiting any signs of illness will be required to exit the building and asked to return on a future date.
While our onsite programming remains suspended, we invite you to continue to join us online for Asia Society at Home, where we present and produce videos, family activities, interactive webcasts, and more.
We are committed to providing a safe place for excellent programming, and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Updated May 27, 2020.