Safely visit the National Comedy Center today

Our Museums in Jamestown, N.Y. are now open

A safe destination in New York State

Our new, state-of-the-art LaughSafe program is designed to ensure a healthy, safe and worry-free experience for you during your visit today. The health and safety of our guests is our highest priority.


The LaughSafe program has reimagined health and safety protocols in order to ensure a safe, worry-free and touch-free experience for all visitors to the National Comedy Center and Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum.

  • Expansive 37,000 square feet of space
  • Non-linear, free-flow design
  • Timed-entry ticketing
  • Touch-free protocols

The detailed LaughSafe health and safety program features include:

  • Masks are strongly encouraged for guests over the age of 2. Please bring your own mask.
  • Advanced online reservations are strongly recommended to ensure entry.
  • Hand-sanitizing stations are located throughout the museum.
  • Touch-free, contactless payment options are now available.
  • Museum team members have been trained extensively for new health and safety protocols.
  • State-of-the-art, deep cleaning and disinfecting techniques have been implemented, including frequent disinfecting throughout the day.


Please help us ensure the health and safety of all guests and team members:


  • Do not visit if you are feeling ill, are experiencing COVID symptoms or have had recent contact with someone who is experiencing COVID symptoms.
  • Maintain at least six feet distance between you and other guests.
  • Avoid crowds and large groups by moving to less-populated exhibits — you can navigate the exhibits in any order.
  • Follow all displayed instructions at exhibits.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water and use hand sanitizing stations.
  • Follow team member directions at all times.
  • Let a team member know if you have any concerns or questions.
Dual Admission


Two great attractions, one awesome price! Our best value. Admission to the National Comedy Center & Lucy Desi Museum.


$34.50 Adult
$32 Senior (60+)
$27.50 Youth (13-17)
$21.50 Child (6-12)
$18-$28 Chautauqua County Resident
$26.50 Active Military and Veterans
$0 Member


The National Comedy Center is open from 10am – 5pm, Thursday through Monday, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays (open on Tuesdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day only).


Additionally, the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum, which is operated by the National Comedy Center, is open 10am – 5pm Thursday through Tuesday.

Touch Free Exhibits