With diligence and respect for the safety of our community, PAAM reopened in July in accordance with Phase 3 of Governor Baker’s Reopening Massachusetts Plan. Since then, we’ve welcomed over 4,000 visitors in group sizes of 15 or less, completed over 800 daily sanitation procedures, mounted 9 exhibitions, and reopened the Museum Store. In these months, we’ve learned and adapted from our visitors to date to provide the safest and most enjoyable Museum experience.


The Museum is open Thursday-Sunday with 4 daily time slots: 12pm-1pm; 1:15-2:15pm; 2:30-3:30pm; and 3:45-4:45pm. The first time slot is reserved for guests who are 60 years and older or in a high-risk group.

Click here to book a ticket. You may also reserve by phone by calling 508-487-1750. Admission for members remains free, but we request you reserve tickets online prior to arrival. Visitors without a booking/tickets are accommodated when possible, but admittance is not guaranteed.


Here’s an overview of the procedures we’ve been implementing:

  • Admission Capacity and Timed Entry: Guests purchase their tickets in advance for an hour-long time slot. 15 guests are admitted per time slot. PAAM Members receive free admission, but must make an online reservation in advance.
  • PPE: All guests are required to wear a mask or cloth face covering while at the Museum.
  • Enhanced Cleaning Procedures: The Museum closes for a brief period between time slots in order to sanitize high-touch areas. All other touchpoints are sanitized multiple times throughout the day. There are touch-free sanitizers in each gallery.
  • Physical Distancing: Guests will be asked to maintain a distance of at least 6-feet from guests outside of their own party.
  • Contact Reduction: We have decreased our touchpoints by propping doors and installing foot door pulls. All Museum Store inventory is available online for shipping or curbside pick-up. Beyond installing plexiglass displays, PAAM provides gloves for guests to browse inventory and surfaces are disinfected frequently. The bathrooms are closed to the general public and are only available for ticketed guests.

PAAM is a fully accessible facility with two handicapped-accessible parking spaces located on Commercial Street in front of the museum and one space in PAAM’s private lot, located on Bangs Street. A parking placard is required for these spaces. Wheelchairs are available for guests at the front desk. Restrooms are equipped with handicapped-accessible stalls.

The Museum School is located on the second floor of the Museum and can be accessed via the school entrance on Bangs Street. An elevator to the museum school is available.

  • Restrooms equipped with baby-changing stations
  • Coat room available

Visitors are welcome to sketch from works displayed in the PAAM galleries. Students and artists must provide their own drawing supplies. Pencil and colored pencil are permitted. Please do not block entrances or exits.

Non-flash photography is permitted, with the exception of occasional special exhibitions.

PAAM welcomes and encourages group visits. Please call in advance to make an appointment. A $15 charge per person includes a tour of PAAM’s facility and current exhibitions.

Teachers, for information regarding school groups, visit our For Educators page.

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