Plan Your Visit

Walk-up admission now available, or purchase advance tickets online.

We are happy to welcome you back to the BAMPFA galleries to view our exhibitions in a safe environment. We are regularly updating our policies in alignment with the City of Berkeley and the University of California to ensure the health and safety of all visitors and staff.

Please note that if the current increase in COVID-19 cases in the Bay Area continues to accelerate, it is highly likely that BAMPFA will require proof of vaccination or negative testing to enter the museum. While public health authorities are not currently recommending capacity restrictions for indoor venues, BAMPFA retains the right to reduce visitor capacity in both our galleries and film programs as conditions warrant, including for programs that have already gone on sale. Ticket holders will be notified via email if these conditions change.

Please review these guidelines below before you visit. Any patrons not in compliance will be asked to visit another day.

Your Well-Being Is Our Priority

  • All staff and visitors are required to wear face coverings.
  • BAMPFA has increased sanitizing high-touch areas using products approved for use against COVID-19.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the building
  • We are recommending contactless payment.

Before You Come

  • Advance ticketing available, but not required.
  • Stay home if you feel sick.
  • Note our new museum hours: Wed–Sun, 11 AM to 7 PM
  • Babette is currently open Wed–Sun, 11 AM to 5 PM

While You Are Here

  • Staff will regulate entry to limit capacity; expect short wait times.
  • Face masks covering nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times (ages 2 & up).
  • Please observe social distancing. Follow all distancing signage and heed instructions from BAMPFA staff.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands frequently. Sanitizer dispensers are available throughout the building.
  • Stay with your group throughout your visit.
  • Please limit your visit to less than two hours.
  • Bring home a memento of your visit: the BAMPFA Store is open. Gallery admission is not required.
  • The cafe, Babette, is open for indoor service. Gallery admission is not required.

View our general visitor policies.