Louisiana Children’s Museum reopens with expanded safety measures

For the first time in three months, the Louisiana Children’s Museum reopens to the public with expanded health and safety measures on Wednesday, June 17.

The Louisiana Children’s Museum (LCM) will limit admission to 50 percent of capacity in compliance with City and state Phase 2 guidelines and feature reserved timed-entry for guests, according to a release.

Louisiana Children's Museum
Photo courtesy: Louisiana Children’s Museum via Facebook

The museum opens daily through Aug. 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Advance online reservations for two-hour timed play sessions are required for general admission guests and LCM Members alike to regulate the museum’s capacity and ensure a quality visit for guests.

Between play sessions, the Museum will be closed for deep cleaning of high-touch surfaces. Exhibit pieces such as pretend food, toys, and other loose parts will be removed and replaced with clean, sanitized pieces. Hand sanitizer will be available to guests prior to entering the LCM and throughout exhibit galleries. Parents and caregivers will be asked to stay six feet apart while playing within the Museum.

The museum released a Phase 2 daily opening and cleaning schedule:

 9:30 am – 11:30 am   Open for Timed Play
11:30 am – 12:30 pm LCM Closed for Deep Cleaning
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm   Open for Timed Play
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm LCM Closed for Deep Cleaning
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm   Open for Timed Play

Museum admission is $14 per person for adults and children 12 months and older; LCM members are admitted free. Adult guests and children ages 8 and older will be required to wear masks. Parents are encouraged to provide masks for children over age 5.

Museum officials say families can anticipate a new focus on facilitated play and low-touch experiences throughout the museum. Families can enjoy expanded outdoor learning and play activities such as bubble play, guided nature walks, exploration and edible garden programs.

Cleaning, social distancing and safety procedures have been implemented throughout the museum, officials say.

“We have consulted infectious disease experts, fellow local attractions, and leading children’s museums across the country to ensure we are following the highest standards,” LCM CEO Julia Bland said. “Nothing is more important to us than providing a healthy and safe experience for our children and families.”

Learn more about the LCM’s health and safety measures, here. Reserve advanced timed tickets, required for general and LCM Member admission, here.