MSU BROAD
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MSU BROAD

547 E Circle Dr.
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 884-4800

HOURS

Tuesday–Saturday, 12–5pm
FREE ADMISSION

Closed on Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

 

ART LAB

565 E Grand River Ave.
East Lansing, MI 48823
 

HOURS

The MSU Broad Art Lab will reopen on Sept. 26.
FREE ADMISSION

Closed on Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

Free Tickets

MSU Broad admission is always free. To protect the health and safety of visitors and staff, we've introduced free ticketed entry with scheduled arrival times to limit the number of people in the museum. This will ensure you and your group can enjoy your visit while making it simple to maintain physical distance from others. Walk-ins are welcome at the MSU Broad Art Lab.

Each ticket identifies a 15 minute window for your arrival. We encourage visitors to plan for a 45–60 minute visit. Please reserve your scheduled arrival time before your visit online. If you are unable to reserve your tickets in advance, you may still reserve an entry time outside of the museum at the door. 

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Safety Guidelines

At the MSU Broad, we have been working hard to reopen the museum doors in a safe and accessible manner, and we're excited to welcome you back. It is important that we work together to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus and protect one another. We've developed new guidelines below and taken the Greater Lansing Safety Pledge and the Pure Michigan Pledge to demonstrate that commitment to your safety.

 

Staff will:

  • Maintain a minimum of 6’ physical distance between myself and others with whom I do not live.
  • Always wear our facial coverings on site unless medically unable.
  • Wash our hands frequently. 
  • Sanitize high touch surfaces throughout the work day.
  • Complete a health screening before reporting onsite.
  • Be respectful of others.
  • Report any potential exposure to COVID-19 to public health authorities to allow for proper contact tracing.

Visitors agree to:

  • Maintain a minimum of 6’ physical distance between myself and others with whom I do not live.
  • Always wear a face covering on site unless medically unable (children under 3 are not required to wear a facial covering).
  • Wash hands frequently. 
  • Follow posted directions inside the museum.
  • Be respectful of others while visiting the museum.
  • Reschedule your ticket if you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing any symptoms of illness.
  • Report any potential exposure to COVID-19 to public health authorities to allow for proper contact tracing.

In order to reduce the risk to our visitors and staff during this time, we have instituted the following operational changes:

Reduced hours. We will be open to the public Tuesday–Saturday, 12–5pm at the museum and the Art Lab (reopening Sept. 26).

Scheduled entry. Admission is always free but timed tickets will be required to schedule your visit to the museum during this time. Click here to reserve your ticket now. Each ticket identifies a 15 minute window for your arrival. We encourage visitors to plan for a 45–60 minute visit. Walk-ins are welcome at the MSU Broad Art Lab (reopening Sept. 26).

Limited amenities. Our coat check, learning lounge, café and drinking fountains are currently closed.

Designated entry and exit. The west entrance, closest to Berkey Hall, will be used for arrivals and the east entrance will be used for departures.

Low-touch experience. Shared resources, in gallery activities, touch screens, and headphones have been temporarily eliminated. Please bring your own 3.5 mm headphones to access exhibition audio or pick up a free pair of earbuds from our check in station.

Guide by Cell. You can access additional content for your visit through our web based guide.

Increased cleaning. Staff will be cleaning restrooms, common spaces and high touch areas throughout the day. Hand sanitizing stations will also be available throughout the museum for visitor use. 

Museum shop. The museum shop is currently for display only at the museum. Products can be ordered for curbside pickup or shipping at our online store. The museum shop at the Art Lab opens Sept. 26.

Have questions or concerns? Email us at eebam@msu.edu or call visitor services at (517) 884-4800. For more information about MSU's campuswide directives, visit msu.edu/together-we-will.

Visitor Guidelines

In addition to the safety guidelines above, these everyday visitor guidelines will help you get the most out of your MSU Broad experience.

Please do:

  • Have conversations about the art.
  • Share your experience with us! @msubroad
  • Take photos for personal (non-commercial/promotional) use within the museum, provided that they are respectful of the building, objects, and fellow visitors. The following restrictions apply during public hours: flash photography, use of tripods/monopods/selfie sticks, use of lighting equipment, and inhibiting the experience of other visitors.

Thank you for helping us protect the artwork by:

  • Not touching the art—natural oils from hands and fingers cause damage.
  • Not eating or drinking in the galleries.

Photoshoots

To schedule a photoshoot outside of public hours, please contact Alysia LaBonte, Special Events Coordinator, at labontea@msu.edu or (517) 884-4815 a minimum of 2 weeks in advance.

Parking

MSU ramps and lots are open to the public after 6pm Monday–Friday and all day on weekends. Metered parking is available in the Grand River Ramp during business hours. Paid parking is also available throughout the City of East Lansing (rates in effect 8am–3am Monday–Saturday). View a parking map.

Barrier-Free Parking

The nearest designated accessible parking spaces can be found directly south of the museum in Lot 8 (next to the Student Services building) and are available to vehicles with the appropriate state-issued disability parking placard at any time. Additional accessible parking can be found in the Grand River parking structure (Ramp #6), as well as north of Grand River Avenue in the City of East Lansing surface lots.

Drop-Off + Pick-Up

Visitors wishing to drop-off or pick-up members of their party can do so via eastbound Grand River Avenue utilizing the U-shaped drive between Berkey Hall and the museum. The path from this drive to the museum’s west entrance is heated and barrier-free. If you or a member of your party could use additional assistance at drop-off or pick-up, please ask a museum staff member or contact visitor services at (517) 884-4800.

Accessibility

The MSU Broad is a barrier-free facility and strives to support the accessibility of the exhibitions, events, and communication to all patrons. If you have questions about access or wish to request special accommodations, please contact Stephanie Kribs, Director of Operations, at kribsste@msu.edu or (517) 884-3911.

Virtual Tours

Familiarize yourself with our spaces before you visit with these virtual tours presented by Able Eyes: MSU Broad / Art Lab

SHOP

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Both the MSU Broad Art Museum and the MSU Broad Art Lab feature museum stores! Make sure to stop by and check out a wide selection of goods and gifts. With a focus on artist-made items and innovative design, you’ll find unique stationary, jewelry, home goods, and more. You’ll also feel good knowing that all proceeds directly support the museum and its mission.

Both museum stores have their own specialties. The store at the museum focuses on books, games, and toys, while the store at the Art Lab is committed to supporting Michigan Makers. 

The museum store is now online! Support the MSU Broad and its mission right from the comfort of your own home. Shop the online store today.

Online Content

While we may be physically distant, we want to do everything we can to stay engaged with you virtually! We wanted to make sure our online content is accessible in one convenient place so you can connect with the MSU Broad from your home. Experience dynamic video content, virtual visiting, opportunities to make art from home, and beyond. 

Check out MSU Broad online content >

Hands making art at home