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Boston Children’s Museum
308 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 426-6500

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Wednesday - Sunday
2 Time Slots
10:00-12:30 and 2:00-4:30

Museum Cleaning Procedures

Prior to the Coronavirus, the Museum maintained higher then normal cleaning standards due to the hands-on nature of the Museum experience. A professional cleaning team has always been on-site during Museum operating hours to sanitize and clean the restrooms, lunchroom, common areas and exhibit galleries. Including, frequent cleaning of surfaces that hands touch to reduce the spread of germs (i.e. door knobs, light switches, handles). With our re-opening, we are taking additional steps to provide cleaning at the highest level possible. The cleaning procedures that we follow are mandated by state guidelines for reopening as set by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

We have increased cleaning frequencies throughout the Museum. Cleaning will happen before, during, in-between, and after visitors enjoy the exhibits. The time between visitation time slots also now allows us to clean the Museum thoroughly. We have added sanitation wipes and hand sanitizer stations within the Museum and exhibits.

All loose parts and manipulatives in each exhibit area will be removed and replaced with a fresh set at the beginning of each session and throughout the day as needed. Used parts bins will be available for used parts and tools (like golf balls and fake food) after use. Staff will rotate throughout the day, continuously monitoring and disinfecting high touch areas, coordinating the collection of loose parts, and reminding visitors to place used loose parts in the used parts bins.

The Museum will conduct a deep cleaning between the two ticketed time slots. During this time Museum facilities, janitorial staff, and front-line staff will work together to get the Museum ready. All high touch areas such as tabletops, countertops, buttons, magnet walls, benches, seats, handrails, elevator buttons, trash cans, doorknobs, light switches, and restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected, and a fresh set of loose parts will be laid out for visitors. High traffic exhibits and public spaces will receive an electrostatic cleaning. All surfaces will be cleaned to reduce germs and disinfected per guidelines issued by both CDC and EEC for spaces with small children.

Consistent with existing practices, the Museum will conduct a similar deep cleaning at the end of each day. The Museum will continue to source and use cleaning and disinfecting products that are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and are EPA-approved.

Bathrooms will be cleaned multiple times throughout the day. Bathrooms are limited to two individuals, or one visitor group (no more than four people in a group), at once to respect social distancing requirements.

Staff is required to consistently wash their hands. Our visitors are welcome to notify Museum staff if an area or object needs attention.

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