The Schiele Museum reopening date announced!


On October 1, 2020 Governor Cooper announced that movie theaters (including planetariums) would be able to reopen at 50% capacity. As of October 6, 2020, The Schiele Museum's James H. Lynn Planetarium is now open at 50% capactiy that allows for amble social distancing.


On September 1, 2020, Governor Cooper announced that museums would be able to reopen at 50% capacity as part of the next phase of the "Safer at Home" 2.5 Plan.

The Schiele is now open to the public!
As of September 11, 2020, The Schiele is open to Schiele Members and the general public.  With capacity restrictions as part of the NC Executive Orders, limited, timed tickets will be available each day.  All visitors must reserve their tickets in advance.

Members Preview:
The Schiele held a member preview from September 8 - 10th to show our appreciation to our loyal members who have endured the museum’s closure along with us. Members continue to receive free general admission to the museum and discounted pricing for programs.

Schiele Members will still need to reserve their tickets in advance and adhere to social distancing

Reopening Policies and Procedure
Months ago, The Schiele put together a museum reopening plan to detail how we will work to keep the public and our staff safe in our reopening process. This will require limited, timed tickets to control visitor flow and regular sanitizing of the building. Visitors will also be required to wear a mask while utilizing the indoor and exterior exhibits of the museum as well as maintain appropriate social distancing. To review all of our reopening policies and procedures, please click here.


Visitors, including Schiele Members, must purchase their tickets in advance. Tickets can be purchased here:

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Frequently Asked Questions
Check out our FAQ page regarding opening procedures. FAQ
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