Covid-19 FAQ’s

Are you open?

Yes! Our open hours can be found on the main page of our website. Any changes to hours will be posted on our website and facebook page.

Can I make an advance reservation?

At this time we are not taking advance reservations. Our research into Children’s Museums that re-opened before we did tells us that we can expect 10-20% of our normal visitor numbers. This should keep us within comfortable numbers for visitors to maintain social distancing. If we find that staff or visitors are feeling that the museum is too crowded, we will implement a system for advance reservations. Mornings tend to be the busiest time at the museum, we recommend that you plan an afternoon visit if you would like to visit at our least busy time.

Are Masks Required?

Due to the proclamation from the Governor of the State of Iowa on November 16th, masks must be worn by all museum visitors ages 2 and up. The CDC recommends that children under 2 do not wear face coverings.

Are you extending memberships?

Because of our extended closure, all membership expiration dates will be extended by 6 months. We will continue to honor membership cards past their expiration dates, but if you plan to use the reciprocal program at another museum past your original expiration date, please visit the front desk to have a new card made.

Are you offering birthday parties?

We are offering birthday parties as private events only to avoid crowding the museum by having regular guests and party groups at the same time. Private parties are available on Sundays, and can be booked by visiting the Birthday Parties tab. Due to the emergency order in effect from 11/17-12/10, parties may not have more than 15 guests.