Visitor Guidelines

  • Wheelchairs are available upon request.
  • Some works in the Museum may contain content or ideas of an adult nature. If you are visiting with small children, feel free to call or email ahead for further information about adult content in the galleries.


Rules of the Museum

In order to ensure that everyone has the most enjoyable visit possible and to keep artwork safe, please:

  • Do not touch the artwork. This includes two-dimensional works hanging on the walls, as well as three-dimensional works displayed on pedestals or the floor.
  • No food or drink, including gum and water are allowed in the galleries. Formula and bottles should remain put away while in the galleries. Parents are encouraged to feed children in the the Museum Foyer.
  • Feel free to text, take photos, and share your visit on social media, but please silence your phone as a courtesy to other visitors. Calls can be taken in the Museum Foyer. We love seeing photos from our visitors—when posting your photos please tag them #martinmuseum!
  • Leave backpacks and any larger bags and bulky items at the front desk.
  • Sketching is permitted in the galleries- pencils and colored pencils only. Please, no ink or charcoal.
  • Baylor University is a tobacco-free, smoke-free campus. The use of any form of tobacco is strictly prohibited in and outside of all University-owned buildings, including those located on campus, in Waco and other cities, as well as parking lots, garages and sidewalks.

Photography Policy

  • Personal photography for non-commercial use is permitted for the Martin’s permanent collection, with the exception of specific works.
  • Special and/or traveling exhibitions are subject to special rules for photography. Please check gallery signage for appropriate policy.
  • Photography with flash is not permitted.
  • Video is not permitted.
  • Monopods, tripods, selfie sticks, and special equipment are not permitted.
  • All images taken by visitors of the Museum cannot be reproduced, distributed, or published, except as permitted below.
  • All professional and commercial photographers must make an appointment, and be pre-approved by Museum staff, before taking any images for publicity purposes.