Before you get to our frequently asked questions, here's some Q & A's about our COVID-19 procedures for the re-opening of the Reagan Library & Museum:
DO I HAVE TO WEAR A MASK?
Yes, under current conditions, all individuals visiting the Reagan Library Museum and grounds are required to wear face coverings. The face covering or mask must cover both the nose and the mouth. Visitors must provide their own face coverings.
HOW WILL VISITORS STAY SIX FEET APART?
Floor markers will indicate directional flow and proper spacing of individuals and groups. We are asking all groups (no more than 6 per group) to stay at least six feet from anyone not in your group. Children must stay with adults at all times. Failure to follow social distancing procedures and face coverings for unvaccinated persons will result in removal from the Reagan campus.
HOW ARE YOU GUARANTEEING A 25% OR LESS CAPACITY IN THE MUSEUM?
All entries to the Museum will be timed to allow for proper distancing within the Museum space. We highly encourage you to book tickets on-line to avoid long waiting periods for your specific timed entry.
ARE YOU DOING ANYTHING EXTRA TO KEEP THE LIBRARY CLEAN?
The Museum is conducting enhanced cleanings of the Museum and high-touch areas. Hand sanitizers are available throughout the Museum.
WILL THE LIBRARY BE DOING CONTACT TRACING?
Yes, If a visitor reports a COVID-19 diagnosis shortly after visiting the Museum, the Museum will use our contact information to notify other possible affected visitors. Other visitors will be notified of potential exposure, but we will not release the identity of the person testing positive. We may share your name and email address with a governmental health authority should that information be requested for a COVID-19 related reason.
So we are counting on you to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our shared community, if you test positive for COVID-19 (or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms) within five (5) days of your visit, please notify:
Laurie Woolsoncroft Cook
Director of Visitor Services
The Ronald Reagan Foundation
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065
ANY OTHER COVID-19 TIPS?
Yes, please take your temperature before you come to the Library and please don't come visit us if you are sick or feeling unwell.
DO I HAVE TO PAY TO PARK?
Parking at the library is free of charge.
WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH MY TICKET?
Purchase of a one-day ticket includes all exhibits currently on display at the library.
IF I PURCHASED MY TICKETS ONLINE, HOW DO I USE THEM?
Once your order is finished, you will see a "summary screen" that allows you to print a ticket voucher that shows all items you have ordered. You will also receive an email with a link to this page in case you are unable to print at the time of ordering. Once you have printed your voucher, simply present it to the admissions desk on the date that you purchased tickets for and you will receive admission to the museum. If you do not receive your email shortly after purchasing, you may call 805-577-4066 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time and 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.
I AM UNABLE TO PRINT MY VOUCHER, WHAT DO I DO?
Not a problem. simply give the phone number associated with your purchase to the admissions desk and you will receive your tickets.
WHAT IF I DON'T WANT TO PURCHASE MY TICKETS ONLINE?
Same day tickets may be purchased in the Museum Lobby.
I WANT TO PRE-PURCHASE TICKETS, BUT AM UNABLE TO DO SO ONLINE, WHAT DO I DO?
You may purchase tickets for a future date and time by calling the Library’s Visitor Services Department, 805-577-4066, Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. To claim these tickets, simply give your phone number to the admissions desk on the day of your visit.
HOW DO I VOLUNTEER AT THE LIBRARY?
The Reagan Library has a vibrant, active and fun volunteer organization. Museum volunteers serve to provide all guests with an enjoyable and memorable experience. All volunteers must be United States citizens or legal residents over the age of 16 and be willing to volunteer a minimum of 150 hours per year. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (805) 577-4060.
HOW DO I RESERVE A GROUP TOUR OF THE MUSEUM?
Guided tours are currently not available at the Library. Group reservations are required for groups of over 20 whether you have a guided tour or not. Learn more about group and guided tours.
WHAT DO I DO IF I WANT TO BRING MY SCHOOL TO THE MUSEUM?
School groups are currently not being booked at the Library. We welcome school groups to the Library, and have school group information for each specific grade and situation.
HOW LONG DOES A VISIT TO THE LIBRARY NORMALLY TAKE?
The museum spans 125,000 square feet of galleries, both permanent and temporary, as well as the Air Force One Pavilion. It is recommended that visitors allow for 3-4 hours to fully experience the entire museum. The museum is designed for guests to self-guide.
IS THE MUSEUM HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE?
Yes. The entirety of the museum (except for the interior of Air Force One) are handicap accessible. A drop-off section is located at the museum entrance for guests with disabilities.
DOES THE LIBRARY PROVIDE WHEELCHAIRS?
Yes. Wheelchairs may be checked-out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Please inquire at the admissions desk upon visiting.
ARE STROLLERS ALLOWED IN THE MUSEUM?
The museum can accommodate single strollers. Double strollers are not encouraged due to the layout of some exhibits. Note: Temporary exhibits may be subject to different policies.
DOES THE LIBRARY HAVE PLACES TO EAT?
Yes. The Gipper's Bistro and Ronald Reagan Pub have food and beverages for all guests to purchase. Both areas also provide seating. Note: Food and beverages are not allowed inside the museum. The Ronald Reagan Pub is currently closed until further notice.
AM I ALLOWED TO USE MY CELL-PHONE INSIDE THE MUSEUM?
We respectfully ask that all cell-phones be silenced while in the museum. Guests are allowed to take pictures and videos of the museum, as long as the flash is turned off. This is to protect artifacts that have sensitivities to light.
CAN I TAKE PICTURES INSIDE THE MUSEUM?
Guests are allowed to take pictures and videos as long as the flash is turned off. This is to protect artifacts that have sensitivities to light.
ARE RESTROOMS AVAILABLE INSIDE THE MUSEUM?
Guests can access restrooms in the lobby, near the oval office exhibit, inside the Air Force One Pavilion, and near the Reagan's Country Cafe. No restrooms are available inside the temporary exhibits. Currently restrooms have limited access due to COVID-19 distancing restrictions.
DOES THE LIBRARY HAVE A GIFT SHOP?
Yes. The Reagan Library Museum can be found next to the Reagan's Country Cafe and the exit of the Reagan Galleries. Tickets are not required to shop at the museum store.
IS THERE A PLACE TO PARK AN RV OR TRAILER?
RVs and trailers must be parked on Presidential Drive since the visitor parking lot is too narrow. It is best to approach the top of Presidential Drive and go around the traffic circle and park on the downhill side of Presidential Drive. Overnight parking is not permitted.
DOES THE LIBRARY PROVIDE BUS PARKING?
Limited bus parking is available. There is also space available on Presidential drive.
DOES THE LIBRARY HAVE A BAG AND COAT CHECK?
No. Due to security concerns, the library does not have a bag and coat check. Additionally, all handbags, backpacks, large purses, etc. are subject to search. Guests are encouraged to leave all large belongings locked inside their vehicles during their visit.
CAN I BRING MY PET TO THE LIBRARY?
No. The library permits only working or service animals on the grounds or inside the museum. All of these animals must be clearly identified.
IS THIS A TRADITIONAL LIBRARY? AM I ABLE TO CHECK OUT BOOKS?
The Reagan Library is a federal facility housing the papers, audio-visual material and museum objects from the Reagan Administration, Individuals doing research with this material are not allowed to check out items or take them home. The Library does lend material to qualified museums and institutions for exhibition purposes.
CAN I HAVE A PARTY AT THE LIBRARY?
The library has many areas available for rental for special events. The library also has an on-site catering company. Weddings, wedding receptions, birthday parties, Bar Mitzvahs, and other personal events cannot be held on Library grounds. Currently no special events are being booked at the Library.
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DID THE LIBRARY USED TO BE PRESIDENT REAGAN'S RANCH?
No. President Reagan's ranch, known as Rancho del Cielo, was located north of Santa Barbara, CA. The ranch was sold by the Reagans in 1998. The site used for the library is 300 acres, with 29 being occupied by buildings and landscapes.
I HAVE QUESTIONS AND I CAN'T FIND THE ANSWER, WHAT DO I DO?
If you have not been able to find an answer to your question, please call (800) 410-8354 or email us.