Plan Your Visit

BAMPFA continues to regularly update our COVID-19 policies to ensure the health and safety of all visitors and staff. Please check this page for the most current information prior to planning your visit.

Effective Saturday, May 7, face coverings will no longer be required for admission to BAMPFA, but we continue to strongly recommend that all visitors and staff wear masks at all times during their visit to the museum. N95 or KN95 masks are preferred. This new policy is consistent with current guidance from public health authorities at the City of Berkeley and UC Berkeley, and is subject to change based on current COVID-19 rates in our community. Additionally we will continue to require proof of vaccination for all events in the Barbro Osher Theater, including film screenings, through Sunday, May 29. Please refer to the below list of acceptable forms of vaccination verification* per the City of Berkeley’s Public Health Order, and note that most forms must be accompanied by a valid photo ID.

Ages 12 and older:
  • Have received at least one booster vaccination; OR
  • If not yet eligible for the booster:
    • Have received a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines within the past five months and at least 14 days before the event; OR
    • Have received a first dose of Johnson & Johnson in the past two months and at least 14 days before the event.
Ages 5 through 11:
  • Have received a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines at least 14 days before the event.

Staff will check proof of vaccination before entry into the theater; expect short wait times and plan your arrival accordingly.

*Acceptable Proof of Full Vaccination
For the purposes of this policy, acceptable proof of full vaccination include only the following documentation indicating that at least two weeks have elapsed since a person received their final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized (including emergency authorization) by the FDA or World Health Organization:

A Vaccination Card issued by the CDC or a foreign governmental jurisdiction which includes the name of the person vaccinated, the type of vaccine provided, and the date(s) the dose or doses were administered

A photo or copy of a Vaccination Card either as a hardcopy or stored on a phone or electronic device

Documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider

A personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the State of California (link) or similar documentation issued by another state, local, or foreign governmental jurisdiction

An authentic digital record that includes a QR code that when scanned by a SMART Health Card reader accurately displays to the reader client name, date of birth, vaccine dates and vaccine type

Unvaccinated individuals may be present as a result of exemptions, exceptions, fraudulent verification, or checker error. UC Berkeley does not promise or guarantee that all patrons or employees on site are vaccinated. No precautions eliminate the risk of exposure to COVID-19.