Rothko Chapel COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines

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The Rothko Chapel is like nothing you’ve ever experienced. Come as you are, and while you’re here, feel free to meditate, view our treasured works of art, focus attention inward, or just let go of the chaos of the world for a while.

Every visit is its own unique experience, building on the one that came before it. Let your journey of discovery start today and lead to a lifetime of growth, contemplation, and action.

The Chapel is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 6pm, including holidays. Admission is free, timed-tickets are required for admission.

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health & safety

We recognize that each of us plays a critical role in creating a safe and healthy environment. To ensure the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers, please abide by the following guidelines while visiting:

  • timed-tickets will be required for admission to the Chapel
  • masks required for all visitors over the age of 10
  • maintain social distancing of 6 feet inside Chapel buildings and on the grounds
  • minimize contact points - only pick up items you intend to purchase or keep
  • high-touch surfaces will be regularly sanitized
  • credit card transactions only in the Chapel Shop
  • storage for personal belongings is currently unavailable

All policies will remain in effect March 10 and on. Learn more on our health and safety page.

suzanne deal booth welcome house

At the new Suzanne Deal Booth Welcome House, you begin and enhance your journey.

The Welcome House is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 6pm, including holidays. The Welcome House is located across Sul Ross street from the Chapel at 1410 Sul Ross, and serves as the check-in point for ticket holders. 

Explore the history of this renowned sacred art space by reading the stories of the Chapel's founders, artists, and architects. Discover your place within the Chapel's community by learning about upcoming public programs and partnerships. Engage with the Chapel's future by becoming a donor and Friend of the Chapel, learning about the Opening Spaces Campaign, or joining our volunteer Guild program. Chapel staff are here to guide you along your way.

The Welcome House is home to the newly expanded Chapel Shop, providing keepsakes and momentos to help the experience of this unique space continue. Visit the Chapel Shop online at anytime. Online orders are available for pickup only. Learn more and shop now.

chapel grounds

The Rothko Chapel grounds are a welcoming, calming green space. The grounds act as an extension of the Chapel itself, making them an ideal place to reflect on your experience of the Chapel and the Broken Obelisk, or simply have a quiet moment of escape from the outside world.

The Chapel grounds are free and open to the public daily from dawn until dusk. 

We invite you to come, immerse yourself in the tranquility of the grounds, and experience the stillness.

Help us to stop the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing, refraining from gathering in groups of 10 or more, and wearing masks when appropriate.

tips for visiting

All are welcome to enjoy the peacefulness of the Chapel. We ask that all visitors take care to respect the Chapel and its visitors by following these guidelines:

  • Respect the silent, contemplative atmosphere 
  • Help preserve the works of art by maintaining a safe distance of a least two feet
  • Refrain from taking photos and using technology
  • Do not lie on the floor or benches
  • Leave all food, liquids, and large bags outside or in the Welcome House lockers
  • Only service animals may enter 

While enjoying the Rothko Chapel grounds, please be mindful of the following guidelines: 

  • Please refrain from: wading or swimming in the reflecting pool, climbing in trees, littering, smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, using glass containers, fires or grills, amplified music, motorized vehicles, or installing furnishings and hammocks.
  • Advance permission is required for events, gatherings, and commercial photography.
  • Dogs are welcome but must remain on a leash and owners must pick up after

Street parking is free and available on Yupon, Branard, and Sul Ross streets around the Chapel. Please pay attention to all parking regulation signs.

Rothko Chapel visitors are also welcome to use the Menil Collection parking lot located at the intersection of Mulberry and West Alabama streets. 

The Moran Parking Garage at the intersection of Graustark and West Alabama streets on the campus of the University of St. Thomas is also available for parking for $5 per car. 

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