San Jacinto Museum of History

Health and Safety

The health and safety of all who enter the Museum is of primary importance.  Therefore as you visit the San Jacinto Museum, please follow these guidelines:

Face Coverings

All visitors age 5 and up are encouraged to wear a mask or other face covering.  Adults may decide if their children under five years of age will wear a mask.

Hand Hygiene

All visitors are encouraged to wash or sanitize their hands as they begin their visit at the museum.  They are encouraged to do so again before leaving.  For convenience, sanitation stations are available throughout the museum.


Admissions options have been streamlined to eliminate the need for ticketing and staff to “take” tickets.  A flat rate of $12 per adult and $6 per child will cover all venues within the museum.  Consider paying by credit card to limit handling of money.  Alternatively, visitors can purchase a museum membership online to receive free admission.  Using the option to donate digitally via QR code or Museum website is also strongly encouraged.

Social Distancing and Visitor Numbers

Visitors are encouraged to respect social distancing unless of the same household.  Please follow our signage to the northwest door, located on the reflection pool side, which will be our only entrance.  The southeast door will be designated as the only exit door.

Use of the elevator will be limited to two occupants or six who arrived together.  A limit of 15 minutes will be recommended for the Observation Deck. 

Our theatre is open.  Retail operations will be open and will take advantage of zero-contact options for transactions when possible. 

Cleaning and Disinfecting

Our staff has been trained on the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), environmental cleaning and disinfecting, hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and our coronavirus-aware operating guidelines. 

Public areas such as lobbies, retail locations and exhibit galleries will be cleaned and disinfected multiple times daily.  High-touch surfaces will be disinfected frequently throughout the day.  Our restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected several times throughout the day depending on visitation levels.  All interactive operations, such as the penny machines and telescopes on the Observation Deck will be suspended until a later date.

Risk of Exposure

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting the San Jacinto Museum of History, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.


San Jacinto Museum of History's full Coronavirus-Aware Operating Guidelines