984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60642 (773) 384-3352 |


The Polish Museum of America will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays beginning Saturday, May 29, 2021, at 11 am.

The PMA will be open from 11 am to 4 pm. Options for additional days and hours will continue to be reviewed and operations adjusted as required. Updates will be posted on the PMA website as they become available.

The PMA remains committed to the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Although the CDC has updated guidance regarding mask mandates for fully vaccinated people, the PMA will continue to require all visitors over age 2 and staff to wear a mask while inside the building. We will continue to evaluate and update our policies as city guidelines evolve. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding and look forward to welcoming you to the PMA!


Due to capacity limits, visitors are encouraged to register at The Polish Museum of America: Registration for a self-guided tour. Limited walk-in entries will be available. The last admission will be at 3:15 pm.

Household groups are limited to ten (10) people.

Masks must be worn snugly over the nose and mouth by guests over the age of 2 and must remain on at all times inside the PMA. If you are unable to wear a mask due to a disability or medical condition, you may substitute a clear face shield as an alternative.

Hand sanitizer stations will be available at several locations. Restrooms on the 3rd floor will be open.

A six-foot distance must be maintained from those not part of your visiting group. Please follow directional signs throughout the building.

The coatroom is closed. Luggage, oversized bags, backpacks, umbrellas, food, and drinks are not allowed inside the PMA. Please leave these items in your car or at home.

Stay home if you are not well. Please reschedule if anyone in your group is experiencing potential COVID-19 symptoms, awaiting COVID test results, or has tested positive, may have had recent COVID close contacts, or has been in locations affected by the Chicago Emergency Travel Order.


To limit person-to-person interactions, guide-led formal and group tours are currently paused. All visitors will be provided with a complimentary map of the PMA for a self-guided tour. Additional exhibits and informational brochures will also be available.
* For in-depth questions following your visit, please email the PMA at PMA@PolishMuseumOfAmerica.org to be connected to a staff member.

Some exhibit areas will have limited capacity or be temporarily unavailable. Touching exhibits or artifacts is strictly prohibited.

Enhanced cleaning measures are in place. During the day, staff will regularly clean surfaces you might need to touch, including handrails and elevator buttons, in all public areas. Restrooms will be sanitized frequently as well.