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COVID-19 INFORMATION

VISITING THE RESEARCH ROOM

Effective Monday, July 18, 2022, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is in an area of HIGH viral transmission as determined by the CDC COVID-19 Data Tracker. Masks are to be worn at all times while inside the facility. Visitors must provide their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The Research Room is open with limited capacity and by appointment only.

Reference Appointments and Consultations

Please email nixonreference@nara.gov to schedule an appointment and virtual orientation.

You will have a virtual reference consultation with a reference staff member prior to your appointment by phone, video, and/or email. The consultations will be used to provide researchers with information about NARA’s holdings and are generally scheduled for an hour or less. Please be prepared to discuss your research needs, in as much specificity as possible.

Vaccination Attestations and COVID-19 Testing for Researchers

In compliance with the Agency Model Safety Principles from the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force, all visitors to NARA public research rooms must present an attestation that they are fully vaccinated in order to access NARA research rooms.

All facility occupants are required to maintain six-foot physical distancing at all times in NARA facilities, regardless of community level or vaccination status.  Researchers must complete and carry on their person a COVID-19 vaccine attestation. 

Fully vaccinated researchers must bring a completed vaccination attestation form to the research room on the day of their appointment. Researchers who are not fully vaccinated or do not report their vaccination status must bring a vaccination attestation form and a negative COVID-19 test result. Researcher-provided COVID-19 test results must meet all of the following requirements for COVID-19 test results:

Test type: Test results must indicate they are from a viral COVID-19 test. NARA does not accept the results of antibody tests.

Issuing entity: Test results must include the name of the pharmacy, health care provider, laboratory, clinic, a government testing site, or similar facility that administered the test. The results of at-home or self-test kits – or test results that do not clearly identify the entity that performed the test – are not acceptable.

Test date: The date that the specimen was collected must be no more than three whole calendar days before the date the researcher seeks entry to a NARA facility. Three whole calendar days may exceed 72 hours; for example, a test of a specimen collected on Monday morning is valid through Thursday evening. The age of a test is based on the specimen collection date, not the date the lab received the specimen or the date the result was reported.

Identification: The test result must include the researcher’s name, and the researcher must provide a photo ID along with the COVID-19 test result. Staff must be able to readily determine that the researcher presenting the COVID-19 test result is the individual who took the test.

Results: Test results must be negative, or “not detected”.

Prior to be escorted to the Research Room, security officers will only verify that the researcher has completed an attestation form and has the required paperwork for entry into the facility. Security officers will not review attestation forms or verify COVID-19 test results. A NARA staff member will review vaccination attestations and, as applicable, negative COVID-19 test results before allowing researchers to enter a NARA research room for a scheduled appointment.

Researchers will retain all documentation and will only present copies to NARA security officers or staff for visual inspection. NARA security officers and staff will not collect or record researcher attestation forms or COVID-19 test results.

Researchers who are not fully vaccinated or who do not report their vaccination status will be removed from NARA facilities for up to seven calendar days and may be considered for banning if they refuse to provide a valid, negative COVID-19 test result when required or if they fail to follow NARA procedures for face coverings and physical distancing.

In geographic areas determined to be of "substantial" or "high" viral transmission, as determined by the CDC COVID-19 Data Tracker), masks are to be worn at all times while inside the facility. Visitors must provide their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Working in the Research Room

Researchers are encouraged to take notes using their phone, tablet, laptop, or other device. Additionally, researchers will be encouraged to limit the number of personal items they bring to a NARA facility. Hand sanitizer is not allowed in the Research Room.

General information about planning your visit to the Research Room is located HERE.

Physical Distancing

All facility occupants (except for museum visitors in pods) are required to maintain six-foot physical distancing at all times in NARA facilities, regardless of community transmission level or vaccination status.

 

VISITING THE MUSEUM

Hours of Operation:

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Sunday

The museum is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day

Ticket Prices EFFECTIVE JULY 4, 2022. Tickets include admission to the COLD WAR: Soviets, Spies, and Secrets special exhibition:

Adults $25
Seniors (62+) $21
College/Student  $19
Retired/Military  $19
Active Military (with ID) Free 
Student/Youth   $19
Children (ages 5-11) $15
Children (ages 4 and under) Free
 
Click HERE to learn more.

 

Currently on Display

The  campus of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is open seven day a week. 

The permanent museum galleries feature 21 areas that explore the life and times of the 37th President of the United States. Other features include Theater 37, the Presidential Classroom/Cabinet Room, and the exterior of the Presidential Helicopter (tour hours may vary). 

COLD WAR: Soviets, Spies, and Secrets is an all-new interactive special exhibition open July 4, 2022 - March 31, 2023 at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. Entrance to the special exhibition gallery is included in admission.

Museum visitors can also visit the Gardens and the outdoor exhibit, “The President and the Planet: Richard Nixon and the Environment”. 

Other exhibits include “Evening the Odds: Women Leading the Way”, an exhibition on the legacy of the Nixon administration’s efforts to advance women in athletics, politics, and business.

Tickets

Because capacity is limited, we strongly encourage visitors to order tickets online in advance. You may purchase a maximum of six (6) tickets per group visit. Visitors testing positive for COVD-19 (or guests who have a fever or are otherwise symptomatic on the date of their planned visit) should not visit the Museum and are eligible to reschedule their visit (pending space availability) or receive a refund. To reschedule please call Foundation’s Admissions Team at 714-364-1150.

Only service animals are allowed on the campus.

 

Public and Education Programs

The Nixon Library is happy to announce it is now accepting requests for the Education Tour Program! All tours will resume on June 1, 2022, and advance reservations are required. Please email inquiries to nixoneducation@nara.gov 

 

Visitor Services

The Food Cart Café will be available for guests to purchase pre-packaged snacks and drinks to-go or dine outside at properly distanced tables in accordance with state and local requirements. Food and beverages are not allowed in the Museum. Please remember, drinking is prohibited in the Museum.

A selection of retail items are available for purchase in the Gift Shop. Retail items may also be purchased by visiting the online Museum Gift Shop.

As always, flash photography and videography are prohibited in the Museum.

Visitors agree to abide by the guidelines on the Museum's website and by all instructions posted in the museum or provided by staff during the visit. If a visitor or a member of their party fails to follow the Museum's guidelines and instructions, they may be denied entry or required to leave the premises.

Each of us plays a role in a successful and safe reopening. Thank you for your patience and commitment to honoring our new safety protocols. Please continue reading to learn about our enhanced safety measures.

 

COVID-19 ENHANCED SAFETY MEASURES

The Museum has implemented enhanced health and safety measures; however, we cannot guarantee visitors will not contract COVID-19 during their visit. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place at this time. Visitors to the Museum voluntarily assume all risks related to COVID-19 exposure.

The requirement for bag inspection and visitor screening on entrance will result in an inability to guarantee our security officers can maintain 6-foot social distancing during these procedures. In the event of a reported COVID-19 exposure during their visit, the person making the reservation will be notified by the contact information they provided on their reservation and that person will be responsible for notifying all members of their party.

For the safety of all visitors and staff, anyone who is sick or has any sign of a respiratory illness should stay home. If you are sick or not feeling well, or believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, please visit us another time.

Face Coverings

Beginning Monday, March 7, NARA will no longer require face coverings for facility occupants in facilities that are in MEDIUM or LOW community levels. Face coverings are still required at all times in HIGH community levels. 

As of July 18, 2022, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is in a HIGH community level.

Masks are to be worn at all times while inside the facility. Visitors must provide their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The Admissions desk will have face coverings while supplies last but cannot guarantee availability.

Entering the Museum

Visitors must check their temperature before arrival on the day of their visit to confirm that they do not have a fever. Any visitor displaying visible symptoms of COVID-19 will be denied entry.

Maintaining Proper Social Distance

For your convenience, floor markers have been installed to indicate directional flow and proper spacing of individuals and groups. 

Practice social distancing during your visit by staying at least six (6) feet from anyone not in your group. Groups of no more than six (6) will be able to social distance together. Children must stay with adults at all times. Failure to follow social distancing procedures will result in removal from the museum. 

Using Your Mobile Device

Visitors are encouraged to download the Richard Nixon: Library Tour mobile app on their own personal mobile device and bring headphones to experience audio tours of the exhibit(s). The mobile app is available in the GooglePlay Store and the Apple App Store.

Enhanced Cleaning Measures

The Museum is conducting enhanced cleanings of the museum and high-touch areas.  Hand sanitizer is available throughout the museum.

Contact Tracing

The Museum may share your name and email address with a governmental health authority should that information be requested for a COVID-19-related reason. If a visitor reports that she or he was diagnosed with COVID-19 after visiting the Museum near your visit, the Museum will use your contact information to notify you. If you do not want your name or email address used for these purposes, please call the Nixon Foundation’s Admissions Team at 714-364-1174. The Museum will not disclose your email address for any other purpose without your permission.

To enhance the safety and wellbeing of our community, we ask that anyone testing positive for (or expressing symptoms of) COVID-19 within five (5) days of their visit notify the Museum by contacting the Nixon Foundation’s Admissions Team at 714-364-1174. Other visitors will be notified of potential exposure but the identity of the person testing positive will not be communicated.

Visitors agree to abide by the guidelines on the Museum's website and by all instructions posted in the museum or provided by staff during the visit. If a visitor or a member of their party fails to follow the Museum's guidelines and instructions, they may be denied entry or required to leave the premises.

Each of us plays a role in a successful and safe reopening. Thank you for your patience and commitment to honoring our new safety protocols.

 

MUSEUM TICKET INFORMATION AND ENTRY PROCEDURES

It is strongly encouraged to order tickets online in advance. You may purchase a maximum of six (6) tickets per group visit.

For guests who cannot purchase tickets in advance, the front desk has been equipped with self-service credit card machines at its two computer terminals. These machines will be cleaned thoroughly throughout the day.

Same day ticket purchases are permitted.

Docent-led guided tours  are available.

The Admissions Team Staff will verify your tickets at the Admissions desk.

Please have your ticket(s) available (on your phone or printed) for entry.

Visitors will pass through a security checkpoint. Visitors, as well as their belongings, are subject to inspection. The requirement for bag inspection and visitor screening on entrance will result in an inability to guarantee our security officers can maintain a 6-foot social distance during these procedures.

Large bags and backpacks are not permitted. Only one purse or diaper bag is allowed per person, and bags cannot be larger than 17 × 26 inches (43 × 66 centimeters) in size.

Wheelchairs are subject to availability.

 

GETTING HERE

The Museum is located at 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, CA 92886.

Check-in will take place inside the main Museum entrance. Please be prepared to stand outside and follow provided social distancing guidelines until you are admitted.

Directions and Parking Instructions can be found HERE.

 

HOW TO CONTACT US

Mailing Address:

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.

Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Email:  nixon@nara.gov

Telephone:  Richard Nixon Presidential Library, National Archives and Records Administration: (714) 983-9120

Richard Nixon Foundation: (714) 993-5075