The Bowers Museum is a full-security facility. Packages, bags, briefcases, containers and any other handheld objects are subject to inspection. Refusal to submit to an inspection of the above-mentioned items can result in denial of entry into the property. Backpacks, parcels, large bags, umbrellas and briefcases are not allowed inside the museum. These items are to be left in the car or bus. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 6 are admitted free with an accompanying adult. Due to public safety concerns, the museum reserves the right to prohibit strollers inside the special exhibition gallery during periods of increased attendance. Food and beverages are prohibited inside the museum galleries.