Back to School Update:
Because of the rise in COVID-19 cases, we are again requiring masks for all guests ages 5 and up, regardless of vaccination status. This update takes effect Friday, August 13. The Museum will continue to limit our capacity to allow the staff and our visitors, many of whom are under 12 and not yet vaccinated, to socially distance. Our cleaning protocols remain in place.
Given our capacity limits, we are encouraging everyone to reserve admission tickets online. Walk-ups are not guaranteed.
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…
The Discovery Museum continues to 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:
Back to School Update: Because of the rise in COVID-19 cases, we are again requiring masks for all guests ages 5 and up, regardless of vaccination status. This update takes effect Friday, August 13.
- 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.
BY PURCHASING A TICKET, WE ACKNOWLEDGE THAT:
- 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.