The safety and wellness of our visitors is incredibly important to us. Please keep reading to learn more about how we are working to keep everyone as safe as possible while learning and playing at the Discovery Museum!

A few things you need to know before visiting…

New Hours 

Beginning July 7, the Discovery Museum will offer special summer hours  Wednesday – Saturday from 9:30 am-3:30 pm.  Visitors are asked to preregister and to plan on no more than a two hour visit as we will still be running at reduced capacity. The museum will close at 3:30 pm for cleaning, so please plan accordingly.

Procedures to keep us all safe!

In an effort to continue to keep our visitors and staff health and safe during these play sessions, we ask that all visitors abide by the following protocols:

  • UPDATE! We continue to require masks for all unvaccinated guests ages 5 and older throughout your visit.  Because more than half of our visitors are under 12 years old and not yet eligible for vaccination, we continue to require all visitors to wear their masks on-site to protect our youngest visitors. 
  • If you are vaccinated, you may choose whether or not to wear a mask.
  • Please continue to respect our staff and other visitors by observing social distancing.
  • We ask that you not visit if you’ve had a fever in the last 24 hours, have shown any signs of illness or have been in contact with anyone showing signs of illness.
  • Use hand-washing or sanitizing stations throughout your visit.


  • No member of our party has been recently diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • No member of our party is currently exhbiting symptoms of COVID-19.
  • No member of our party has had recent direct contact with anyone known to have COVID-19.

Updated Cleaning Procedures

The Discovery Museum has always been acutely aware of cleanliness, sanitizing exhibits and museum spaces to ensure a healthy environment. Due to COVID -19, our procedures have been elevated to include scheduled daily time to disinfect surfaces and swap out exhibit accessories for cleaning, in accordance with the CDC requirements and museum best practices.


Admission – MUST be reserved in advance

To protect you and your children, the Museum has reduced overall capacity of visitors in the museum during a play session. Admission tickets MUST be purchased online before coming to the museum.

Either print your confirmation at home or show confirmation on your device at check-in. Tickets will be posted one week in advance.

Members will also need to reserve tickets online before visiting. Member discount will be applied at checkout. You must create a login and register on the website using the email you used to purchase your membership in order to receive your discount.

Museums for All patrons should call our Discovery Ambassadors during open hours to reserve their tickets. Museums for All allows those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) reduced admission to more than 500 museums throughout the United States simply by presenting their EBT card.