Know Before You Go: Visiting the Wex

Aug 07, 2020

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Updated January 22, 2021

We're looking forward to welcoming you back to the Wex.

We've missed you and are eager to share our new exhibition, Climate Changing, with you, but before you can do that we want to acknowledge this is an unbearably challenging time and that safety and health of staff and guests are of utmost importance. We've spent a lot of time thinking through plans and the ways to best accommodate you and our staff, so here's what you need to know before you visit.


  • If you are not feeling well or demonstrating any symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that you stay home and visit another time.
  • If you want to see one of our exhibitions, be sure to buy your ticket online, ahead of time. This will save time at the front desk and minimize your contact with others so you can safely take in our current exhibitions. Tickets will be available online or by calling our ticket desk at (614) 292-3535 starting Monday, August 10.
  • When you do come, we ask that you bring a limited amount of personal items with you. You can use our coat check or lockers to store anything while you visit.
  • Masks are required (for our staff and guests). It helps protect you, but also protects those around you. It's also considerate and easy to do. If you are unable to wear a mask due to a health condition, please let us know. Per Ohio State, masks are also required in areas outside of the center.
  • Heirloom Cafe is currently closed.
  • More information on visiting, including parking.

Cleaning Procedures and Protocols

  • We've undergone a deep clean in all areas of the center and will continue with our extensive cleaning procedures.
  • We disinfect and sanitize throughout the day and overnight when we close the doors for the day.
  • Speaking of sanitizing: we've increased the number of hand sanitizing stations around our building.
  • Restrooms will be open and cleaned throughout the day.
  • Physical distancing of 6-feet between guests and staff is in effect, which means we'll have reduced capacity in our galleries, Store, and other spaces. 
  • Shields have been installed at our ticket desk and in the Store to protect both staff and you.
  • For the fall season, all in-person films, performances, and public programs remain suspended. However, our robust virtual lineup of film streams (both free and ticketed), free interactive learning opportunitiesperformances, lectures, discussions, and more will continue in full force throughout the fall.

These protocols and guidelines are ideally steps we can all take together to not just find a way to keep one another safe, but as part and parcel of putting into practice the healthy and mindful work of being compassionate and caring. It's about being safe and welcoming, but also keeping space open for all.