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
  • New reduced capacity to 25%
  • Timed-entry ticketing
  • Touch-free protocols

The detailed LaughSafe health and safety program features include:

  • A “touch-free” experience:  All exhibits and screens are now touch-free with the use of a complimentary disposable stylus, disposable earbuds and a new “LaughCard” featuring an RFID chip for personalized comedy.
  • Temperature checks are required for all guests and staff members upon entry, as well as a daily health screening for staff members.
  • Masks are required to be worn by staff and guests (including children age 2 and above) at all times.
  • Museum capacity has been reduced to 25% and timed guest entry protocols have been implemented.
  • Advanced online reservations are strongly recommended to ensure entry.
  • Certain exhibit experiences in contained spaces are limited to small groups consisting of members of same household.
  • Social distancing markers and signage have been placed throughout the museum to ensure proper physical distance between guests.
  • Hand-sanitizing stations are located throughout the museum.
  • Touch-free, contactless payment options are now available.
  • Museum staff 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 staff 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.
  • Wear a face covering at all times while in the museum.
  • 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.
  • Scan your LaughCard at interactive exhibits by waving it in front of the scanner without touching.
  • Use your stylus to activate touch screens. Please refrain from touching these screens with your hands and avoid touching the tip of the stylus.
  • Follow all displayed instructions at exhibits.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water and use hand sanitizing stations.
  • Follow staff member directions at all times.
  • Let a staff member know if you have any concerns or questions.
Dual Admission


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


$30 Adult
$27.50 Senior (60+)
$24.50 Youth (13-17)
$18.50 Child (6-12)
$24.50 Chautauqua County Resident
$23.50 Active Military and Veterans
$0 Member


The National Comedy Center is open from 10am – 5pm, Thursday through Monday, closed Tuesday & Wednesday.


Additionally, the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum, which is operated by the National Comedy Center, is open 10am – 5pm Thursday through Monday,  with the exception of Sunday which is 11am – 4pm.

Touch Free Exhibits