Kentucky Derby Museum is open for you to safely explore!

Following the recommendations of Kentucky state COVID-19 guidelines, masks are no longer required for guests and employees at Kentucky Derby Museum. Masks are strongly encouraged for those who are not vaccinated. The Museum remains diligent in continuing stringent disinfectant procedures.

The health and safety of guests and employees is Kentucky Derby Museum's highest priority. Kentucky Derby Museum has achieved GBAC STAR™ certification, the gold standard of prepared facilities, and the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation for facilities. Our Team Members are trained with proper protocols, correct disinfection techniques, and cleaning best practices for biohazard situations like COVID-19. 

Our COVID-19 protocols meet or exceed the social distancing, capacity, and health and safety guidelines outlined by local, state and CDC authorities. Below are highlights of these protocols and what you can expect during your upcoming visit. For more information on planning a visit, review our General Information page.

GBAC Star Facility

Here is what you can expect during your visit:

Mask

HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOL

  • Following the recommendations of Kentucky state COVID-19 guidelines, masks are no longer required for guests and employees at Kentucky Derby Museum. Masks are strongly encouraged for those who are not vaccinated. The Museum remains diligent in continuing stringent disinfectant procedures.
  • All employees are required to participate in regular handwashing breaks throughout their work day.
Sanitizer

ENHANCED SANITIZATION

  • Thorough, commercial-grade cleaning of the Museum, exhibits and all surfaces will be conducted continuously throughout the day.
  • Hand sanitization stations are widely available throughout the property for the use of our guests and employees.
Stylus for touchscreens

TOUCHLESS OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO OUR GUESTS

  • We encourage guests to purchase their tickets online in advance.
  • Guests will be given sanitized stylus pens to use for our interactive exhibits.

Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present; we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit.

 

Hear what our guests are saying!

Tour Guide in Golf Cart with mask on

"Beautiful clean museum. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and was outstanding!"

- Lisa Del Rio
Facebook, Dec. 9, 2020

"We had a great time doing the tour at the Kentucky Derby Museum. If you want to do the behind the scenes tour then I recommend to book in advance. It was very clean, socially distant, interactive and informative experience. It definitely encourages us to try and come back in the future to enjoy a race. Highly recommend this tour and would come back again."

- GabrielSanab
TripAdvisor, Dec. 29, 2020

Behind the Scenes Tour up by the Spires