Let’s face it, it’s not easy keeping the kids busy during a pandemic. Along with the trouble of keeping up with their schoolwork parents have had to adjust to their children’s schedule with maintaining sanity with their own work-life balance.  

Although this pandemic wasn’t expected nor was it planned for, there’s some light at the end of the tunnel. Establishments all over the country have decided to open their doors back up to the public, and one of them is The Children’s Museum of Houston.  

After its three-month closure, The Children’s Museum is inviting the public to come back to their museum and participate in some imaginative fun and learning.  

 

When Will The Children’s Museum of Houston Reopen?

The Children’s Museum will begin their opening by inviting members back on June 3 and June 4, then will allow the public to enter on June 5.  

 

What Are The Children’s Museum of Houston’s New Hours?

The museum’s new hours are Wednesday – Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Thursday 10 am – 8 pm (Free Family Night Thursday 5 – 8 pm) and Sunday, Noon – 6 pm.

 

What New Safety Policies Will Be In Place?

The museum is participating in guidelines of re-opening by minimizing hands-on components and they will be introducing new minds-on discoveries with an Epic Adventure scavenger hunt.  

There will be nearly 50 hands-on components removed from the museum including the Challenge Course, PowerTower and Tot*Spot attractions.  

New installations will be added to keep visitors safe. This will include sneeze guards, hand sanitizing stations, hand sanitizing bars, HEPA filters, and UV lights inside air ducts. 

The staff of the museum are required to have their temperature taken before working as well as wearing masks and washing their hands frequently.  

Visitors who are over the age of 2 years old are required by the museum to wear a mask. All visitors will also have their temperature checked before entering the building.  

Signs inside the museum and staff will encourage social distancing, hand washing, and other behaviors in order to keep visitors safe.  

 

How Can You Get Tickets to The Children’s Museum of Houston?

Tickets to visit The Children’s Museum of Houston are now available for purchase online. The museum notes that “visitor flow will be maintained through timed entry tickets” that allow visitors of the museum an allotted time for up to two and a half hours.  To maintain a reduced capacity of 20% all entry and exit ways are pre-reserved.  

If you don’t have the funds to purchase a ticket, then you can attend on free family night beginning on June 11. For those who don’t feel comfortable with in-person activity at the museum, they will continue to offer daily virtual learning broadcasts on their social media platforms. 

You can find the daily virtual learning broadcast schedule below:  

  • STEM topics with in-house science guru Mr. O on Facebook at 10:15 am.
  • Story Time (English/Spanish/Bilingual) on Instagram at 11:15 am.
  • Educator Moment on Facebook at 12:15 pm.
  • Educator at Home on Instagram at 1:15 pm.
  • Tot*Tunes on YouTube at 3:15 pm.

 

You can learn more about the reopening on the Children’s Museum of Houston website.