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COVID-19 Updates

Now Open

Our current hours of operation are as follows:

Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 9:30AM – 4:30PM
Monday – Wednesday: Closed

Your safety and the safety of our staff and volunteers continues to be our top priority. We will continue to follow provincial health guidelines which include the current Public Health Orders. Please see our COVID-19 Guidelines for further details and important information prior to your next visit.

We hope to see you soon!

(Last Updated: October 1, 2021 @ 9:30AM)


FACILITY UPDATES

Please choose one of the following options to learn more:


Hours Of Operation (October 2021)

Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 9:30AM – 4:30PM
Monday – Wednesday: Closed

(Last Updated: October 1, 2021 @ 9:30AM)


Hours of Operation (November 2021)

*NEW!*: Effective Monday, November 1, 2021, the Children’s Museum will be adding Mondays to our ongoing hours of operation and Mini Mondays programming will resume.

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 9:30AM – 4:30PM
Tuesday & Wednesday: Closed

(Last Updated: October 15, 2021 @ 9:30AM)


COVID-19 Guidelines

Download COVID-19 Guidelines – English (PDF)
Download COVID-19 Guidelines – French (PDF)

The following public health protocols are in effect at the Children’s Museum:

  • *NEW* The facility is open to fully immunized people only. Proof of immunization and identification are required for all visitors 12 years of age and older upon arrival.
  • *NEW* Unvaccinated children under 12 may attend only if accompanied by a fully immunized adult.
  • Capacity levels have been reduced.
  • Staff, volunteers, contractors, vendors, and guests must use the COVID-19 Screening Tool before entering the facility: https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/

DURING YOUR VISIT

  • The use of non-medical face masks is required by all visitors (ages 5 and up) within the facility’s public and communal spaces. Masks must be worn in such a way which covers your mouth, chin and nose without gapping. We encourage you to bring your own reusable mask to wear; however, disposable masks (in child and adult sizes) are also available for purchase onsite for $1.00 each (plus tax).
  • Physical distancing is strongly recommended. Please maintain two meters (6 feet) of physical distance between other individuals and/or groups. See floor markings for designated Waiting Zones and Play Zones to promote physical distancing.
  • Modifications have been made to some galleries and exhibits. These modifications may change; admission is a final sale, so please see below or consult an Admissions Attendant for a complete list of modifications prior to purchasing your general admission.
  • Guests are encouraged to sanitize hands upon entry to facility. Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance/exit and in other areas for guest use.
  • Observe provincially-recommended hygiene practices for handwashing, hand sanitizing, and coughing/sneezing.
  • Personal protective equipment and other protective measures may be in use by staff and volunteers, including: physical barriers, non-medical face masks, gloves, face shields, and other items.
  • Facility, including washrooms, are subject to enhanced sanitization frequency and measures. Some galleries may be closed periodically for 15–30-minute intervals to allow for enhanced cleaning.
  • Guests may be provided a Cleaning Supply Basket to aid in additional sanitization of individual areas throughout their visit upon request.
  • Cashless or no-contact payment should be used to the greatest extent possible.
  • Admission is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is valid all day – however, visitors wishing to re-enter the museum may need to wait in line if the maximum capacity has been reached.
  • The Lunch Box eating area cannot be reserved and is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. To promote physical distancing, seating is limited in this area. While snacks and beverages are still be available for purchase in Shop, we encourage you to consider eating outside or elsewhere onsite at The Forks to allow more time and space for your group to enjoy your items.
  • We are resuming the collection of recycled donations for our Pop m’Art gallery.
  • We ask for your patience and that you and your group respect all wait times accordingly. We reserve the right to deny admission or exclude from the premises any individual(s) whose behaviours negatively impact the museum, its guests, volunteers, or staff.

(Last Updated: September 7, 2021 @ 9:30AM)


Facility Modifications

Welcome Centre

  • Physical distancing decals and signage added.
  • Entrance/exit hand sanitizer stations installed.
  • Plexi-shields installed at each Admissions Till.
  • Disposable masks and/or other personal protective equipment may be in use by staff.

General Galleries

  • Physical distancing decals and signage added.
  • Additional hand sanitizer stations installed.
  • Disposable masks and/or other personal protective equipment may be in use by staff.
  • Increased and enhanced cleaning measures in effect.
  • High-touch and/or hard-to-clean manipulatives (i.e., loose toys, costumes, etc) have been removed from some galleries.
  • Water fountains are turned off. Drinking water is available upon request at the Admissions Desk.

Time Squared

  • Physical distancing decals added.
  • Seating is limited to promote physical distancing.

Tot Spot

  • High-touch and/or hard-to-clean manipulatives have been removed.

Tumble Zone

  • Some construction tables are closed to promote physical distancing.
  • Crane is unavailable.
  • Costumes have been removed.
  • Physical distancing decals added.

Mellow Marsh

  • Physical distancing decals added.

Story Line

  • Open to one-way traffic only. Please follow directional arrows and designated entry/exits while accessing.
  • Some reading stations and/or seating areas are closed to promote physical distancing.

Engine House

  • Open to one-way traffic only. Please follow directional arrows and designated entry/exits while accessing.
  • Physical distancing decals added.

Junction 9161

  • Costumes have been removed.
  • Physical distancing decals added.

Illusion Tunnel

  • Second floor of Illusion Tunnel is closed until further notice.
  • Physical distancing decals added.

Milk Machine

  • Physical distancing decals added.

Splash Lab

  • Physical distancing decals added.

Pop m’Art

  • Physical distancing decals added.

Lasagna Lookout

  • Open to one-way traffic only. Please follow directional arrows and designated entry/exits while accessing.
  • Hazard House is unavailable.

(Last Updated: September 7, 2021 @ 9:30AM)


Group Explorations, School Programs, Birthday Parties, and Facility Rental Bookings

We are accepting booking requests on a case-by-case basis.

We are currently accepting booking requests for group visits, school programs, birthday parties, and facility rentals on a case-by-case basis – taking into consideration such factors as group numbers, visit dates and times, and other booking details in order to effectively manage the number of visitors in our facility at one time.

To submit a booking request or learn more, please choose one of the following:

Questions? Please contact our Bookings Team at info@childrensmuseum.com.

(Last Updated: September 7, 2021 @ 9:30AM)


Annual Memberships

The expiry dates for all active memberships will be automatically extended by the length of our closure(s).

We will automatically be extending all active memberships to account for the length of our temporary closure(s) due to COVID-19, ensuring every family can take advantage of their full year of play. We will provide you with your revised membership expiry date upon your next visit.

Questions? Please contact our Membership Team at memberships@childrensmuseum.com.

(Last Updated: August 7, 2021 @ 9:30AM)

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