Know Before You Go: Visiting the Wex

Jun 21, 2021

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Updated August 4, 2021
Per guidance from The Ohio State University, we are now requiring masks in all areas of the center when you visit.

With ongoing changes with COVID and the Delta variant, we’re continuing to take the time to think about ways to best accommodate you and our staff. 

With this in mind, we have updated our safety protocols. Here's what you need to know before you visit.


  • Masks are required in all areas of the center when you visit. 
  • If you want to see an exhibition or a film, we encourage you to buy your ticket online, ahead of time. This will save time at the front desk and minimize your contact with others so you have more time to enjoy the exhibition or a film (and remember—a ticket to a film gets you free admission to our galleries) You can also purchase a ticket by calling our ticket desk at (614) 292-3535.
  • Heirloom Cafe is currently closed, but will be reopening in mid-August. For the time being, guests can bring a sealed water bottle to the Film/Video Theater.
  • More information on visiting, including parking.

Cleaning Procedures and Protocols

  • We are continuing with our extensive cleaning procedures.
  • We disinfect and sanitize throughout the day and overnight when we close the doors for the day.
  • Speaking of sanitizing: we've increased the number of hand sanitizing stations around our building.
  • Restrooms will be open and cleaned throughout the day.
  • Our air circulation and filtration throughout the building has been formally assessed and enhanced by engineers to provide safe, clean air.
  • We encourage practicing physical distancing in the galleries, store, and theater.
  • Shields remain installed at our ticket desk and in the Store to protect both staff and you.
  • We will be returning to in-person performances this fall, with more details to come. Online programming will also continue, so keep your eyes on for updates.

These protocols and guidelines are ideally steps we can all take together to not just find a way to keep one another safe, but as part and parcel of putting into practice the healthy and mindful work of being compassionate and caring. It's about being safe and welcoming, but also keeping our space open for all.