Visitor Guidelines

WEAPONS
  • All weapons, including the use of a concealed weapons permit is strictly prohibited 
BAGS AND BACKPACKS
  • The Museum’s galleries have limited space.  Backpacks and large bags pose a hazard to artifacts and documents on display. All bags must be smaller than 13” x 12” x 4” inches to be carried into any gallery space.
FOOD AND DRINK
  • Containers containing liquids are not allowed in gallery spaces.
  • Outside food and drink is prohibited
  • Food is not allowed in gallery spaces.
UMBRELLAS
  • Umbrellas may not be carried in gallery spaces. Please check umbrellas at coat check.
COSTUMES
  • Costumes must fit through a single doorway (less than 85.5-inches tall X 35-inches wide) 
  • Costumes cannot include: pyrotechnics, fire, smoke, steam, fog, helium balloons, et cetera and are subject to MoPOP building policies
  • No nudity, lewd, or offensive costumes 
  • No full or partial body paint in place of clothing 
  • Photo identification may be required for guests with face concealing paint, prosthetics, or masks
COSTUME WEAPONS
  • Functional weapons are strictly prohibited
  • Costume weapons must be inspected at the security station located at the event's entrance and must conform to state and federal law
  • Projectile costume weapons must be rendered inoperable
  • Costume swords must be tied to the costume so that they cannot be drawn
  • Costume weapons will be tagged with a wristband after security's inspection
  • Individuals not willing to have their costume weapons inspected or tagged, or are not willing to comply with the above, will be asked to leave the premises