The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum reopened to the public on Tues., June 16, 2020.  The new operating hours are: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Tuesdays – Saturdays and 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Thursdays.   Masks are required and if you do not have one, staff will provide one for you free of charge.  To view the Museum’s one-way traffic route map click here.

To visit the MacNider, please go to to register for free entry.  This will reserve your time slot.  If you are not able to register online, please call 641-421-3666 and we will register you. The Museum will currently allows 25 visitors in at a time, allowing the Museum an opportunity to clean in between groups of guests.  Due to smaller galleries with limited capacity, this will  ensure safe distancing between groups of visitors.  Once you arrive at the Museum, please press the Museum’s Ring door bell system, confirm your visit, and you will be admitted.

The Ceramics Studio has reopened but is by appointment only. Please call 641-421-3666 or email to register or with questions. The Imagination Playground continues to be closed at this time.  If you wish to visit the Museum to discuss rentals, pay your membership, or register for a class, please call 641-421-3666 to make arrangements, or pay over the phone.

Classes at MacNider

Everyone entering the museum and attending a class will wear a mask. If you do not have one we will provide one, free of charge. All in-person classes have a limit of 10 participants. When a class fills a new one will be created, we will not be going above 10 participants per class at this time. Participants will be spaced at least 6 ft. apart in the studio. Supplies will be set out for each person and not shared with others. We encourage all in-person class registrations to be done over the phone by calling 641-421-3666.

Kids’ Club

Because it is difficult to have a lot of kids in a class at once, upcoming Kids’ Club events will be held online – with tutorial videos available on Facebook, YouTube, and our website. The Museum will provide 30 Take & Make kits that will be available to pick up in the Museum’s entryway 1 day before the event date. Registration is required and can be done online here: or by calling 641-421-3666.

Rentals at MacNider

Please see the below PDF for the details we have shared with the currently booked summer rentals. We will update as we know more.

MacNider Rentals & COVID-19 Updated 6/23/20