Reopening Guidelines

Updated June 15, 2021

INDOORS: It is required for visitors to wear a mask, especially in the Education Pavilion, because we have children on site through August. It is recommended for visitors to wear a mask in the Artist Pavilion. Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings. Do not enter if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Wash your hands frequently. Restrooms are open to the public and hand sanitizer is available. No food or drink in the gallery.

OUTDOORS: For visitors who are vaccinated: You have a choice to remove your mask outdoors UNLESS there are children present. 

Classes at Lux Art Institute

Adult Education: It is recommended for visitors to wear a mask. Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings. Do not enter if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Wash your hands frequently. 

Kids Education: When there are active classes with children (17 and under) at our facility, you must wear a mask at all times whether indoors and outdoors. Children must wear masks at all times.

Welcome Back!

Lux Art Institute is excited to reopen our physical campus and share our exciting new season of exhibitions and programming with all of you! We cannot wait for you to see our first two exhibitions of Season 14, A New Territory. Check out our current educational offerings HERE!

Lux strives to continue its mission by working diligently to take the proper steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the wellness of our employees, guests, and visitors, especially those that are most vulnerable. We thank you for your patience during our closure and for your support during these unprecedented times. 


LUX's New Hours:

Thursday - Saturday
2pm - 5pm
By Reservation Only


schedule your Free visit today!


Lux's Safety Procedures

Lux's Enhanced Safety Includes:

  • Increased cleaning procedures and policies
  • Increased air flow and ventilation through all indoor spaces
  • Masks are required at all times by staff and guests
  • Masks will be available for purchase for those who have forgotten their own
  • Designated staffing zones
  • No-touch doorways
  • New maps, signage, and floor markers to create socially distant traffic through the space
  • Completely paperless visit [All tickets are digital with more information accessible through QR codes and web links]
  • New hand sanitizing stations across the entire campus


About Your Visit

Before You Visit LUX:

  • Schedule your visit HERE! Reserve your free time slot ticket and complete our COVID-19 Questionnaire
  • Reservations are 30 minute intervals that allow for cleaning between guests
  • Be sure your party is made up of less than 10 guests for your vist
  • No additional guests or pets (with the exception of trained service animals) will be allowed in our galleries

While At LUX:

  • When you arrive a Visitor Experience team members will greet you and walk through questions such as verifying your reservation, our COVID-19 Questionnaire, and the rules and walk-through of the Lux campus
  • Note that your temperature will be taken upon arrival
  • At all times be sure you wear a face covering and properly wear the mask to cover both your nose and mouth [All guests over the age of 2 will be required to wear masks]
  • Ensure you keep 6 feet social distancing space between other guests
  • Follow the provided guiding lines and arrows as you navigate the space
  • Restroom use will subject to 1 person at a time
  • Please, wash and disinfect hands upon arrival, during your visit, and as you depart at one of our many hand sanitizing stations


  • EDUCATION PAVILION: Begin your visit in our Education Pavilion where you will enter through the main entrance and follow the signage and arrows through the space.
  • GARDEN & NATURE TRAIL: Enter the Garden via Studio 2 in our Education Pavilion. Walk across the garden to our Live Well Staircase to begin the Nature Trail.
  • ARTIST PAVILION: At the end of our Nature Trail you will be guided to the Artist Pavilion.
  • EXIT: Once you complete your visit to our Artist Pavilion you may exit via our driveway back to our Education Pavilion

*If you have concerns about accessibility you may park in one of the designated spots at the Artist Pavilion. If you have questions or concerns please contact our Visitor Experience Manager, Victor Sanchez, at or (760) 436-6611.


Guidelines for In-Person Classes


Lux Art Institute has implemented the following procedures in order to ensure optimal safety:

• Health screening and contactless temperature taking of all staff entering the Education Pavilion.

• Classes are limited to 10 students or less.

• Parents will not be permitted to stay once a student has been checked-in.

• Cloth face coverings must be worn by staff and by students at all times.

• Physical distancing of 6 feet from other people, avoiding congregating in groups.

• Hand-washing and/or sanitizing with 60% alcohol solution often and frequently.

• All parents and students required to stay home if feeling sick.

• Cleaning of common surfaces in shared environments often and frequently.

• Students will have individual bins with supplies and tables for the entire session.

• No sharing of food or materials.

• Students will not be permitted to use drinking fountains.

• Students will be allowed to bring individual snacks and a bottle of water.

• Students will be seated outside under a tent with individual tables, hats and sunscreen is recommended.

Lux Art Institute has implemented the following procedures in order to ensure optimal safety:

• Lux Art Institute staff will be cleaning and sanitizing routinely before and after classes end.

• The Buildings and Grounds Team will be cleaning and disinfecting the door handles, bathrooms and high-traffic areas throughout the day.

• High-touch points and common areas will be labeled and disinfected multiple times throughout the day by the Lux staff.

Adhering to the following guidelines for schools and child care facilities:

• State of California Department of Public Health

U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Follow CDC Guidelines & Protocols

  • STAY HOME: If you are experiencing symptoms of any illness, not just COVID-19, please stay home and do not visit public areas.
  • STAY IN TOUCH: Be sure to contact your doctor if you feel ill before you seek out medical care. 
  • NOTIFY: If you have visited Lux in the days prior to experience symptoms please reach out to Lux's Human Resources [ or (760)436-6611] so we may take the proper action to notify other visitors and close our facility for sanitation.
  • AVOID: For safety or yourself and others avoid public transportation when able; including ride-sharing and taxis.
  • CALL 911: If you experience a medication emergency call 911 and seek immediate assistance.