Visitation Policy

Help preserve the works

Do not touch the works in the exhibits. Human skin accumulates residues that can damage works of art if handled. Therefore, touching them is not allowed. Enjoy with your eyes only!  Only museum professionals, who have been trained for this purpose, may handle the works.

Low Temperature in the Pavilion

MAR has an environmental control system which keeps the temperature low, with the aim of ensuring the preservation of the artworks in the Exhibition Pavilion. We suggest you bring a coat in order to enjoy the exhibitions without feeling cold.

Clothes for visiting the Museum

MAR suggests you bring a coat so as not to feel cold in the Pavilion, but no specific attire is required for entry to the Museum. Feel free to come in whatever clothes you feel are most comfortable.

Attention: We have lockers!

Circulating in the exhibition spaces carrying volumes such as handbags, backpacks and bags can pose a risk to the works and cause inconveniences during the visit. To avoid accidents, store your belongings in the Museum's lockers before entering the exhibition space. Visiting exhibitions carrying items smaller than 30 cm is allowed. The lockers should also be used to store umbrellas, toys, camera tripods, and sharp objects.

Eat only at MAR'S open areas

Food and beverages are not compatible with artwork. A visit to the Museum is a time to feed the mind and spirit. Have your meals before or after you go through the exhibitions, at your discretion. For this, the Museum offers a coffee shop at Pracinha Mauá. The Museum's open spaces are also available for use as snack areas. Visitors should store jars and bottles containing liquids in the lockers before entering the exhibition space. For your convenience, MAR provides drinking water fountains and restrooms in the hallways of all Exhibition Hall floors and at the School of Sight.

Records for posterity

Visitors may take photos of the works provided they do not use a flash. However, some works and parts of the exhibition space cannot be photographed due to internal Museum rules. Be aware of the signs to know what you may or not shoot. Filming is only allowed with the prior written permission of the institution's Communication Management.

There is no smoking here

Pursuant to Act No. 9294, of July 15, 1996, the smoking ban applies to areas totally or partially closed and to those of local circulation or where visitors and employees stay. Smokers should go to the street in front of MAR.

Child care

The Museum has security control, and only one entrance and exit. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to the circulation of children in MAR spaces. Do not allow them to run and come near the works of art abruptly. A few of the pieces in exhibition are unstable and may cause accidents if they fall, endangering the children themselves. The School of Looks has open areas on the 3rd, 5th and 6th floors, protected by guardrails: please pay attention while walking with children in these environments. Circulation must be guided by parents, teachers or museum educators.

Wait for your turn!

It is necessary to keep track the number of visitors entering a few of the exhibitions due to the characteristics of the works and to the need to keep temperature and humidity steady inside the rooms. In such cases, follow the safety guidelines and wait for your turn to make the visit.

Eye seeing dogs are welcome at MAR!

Animals are not allowed into the Museum. Only eye seeing dogs accompanied by their owners may circulate in the School of Sight areas and in the Exhibition Hall.

Come by bike

We encourage the use of alternative transport to come to MAR, therefore the Museum is equipped with bike racks. Skateboards and roller skates, meanwhile, can be stored in lockers.

Mobile devices

Communication radios and mobile phones may only be used in the halls on each floor and in the Museum's external areas. Using these devices in the silent mode is also forbidden in order to ensure the contemplation of the works and good coexistence in the exhibition space.


MAR reserves the right to deny access to its facilities to people whose behavior endangers the safety and upkeep of the building, works of art, and the well-being of the visitors. People aged fewer than 12 years can only visit the museum accompanied by an adult.