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KidsQuest does not currently have a reopen date. Keeping the safety of our patrons and staff as our number one priority, we are committed to consulting with state officials, medical professionals, and our Board of Trustees in all decision making regarding reopening our facility to the public. All memberships will be extended for the duration of our closure. With safety and social distancing at top of mind, we have decided not to hold camps, birthday parties, or field trips this summer. Our doors may be closed but our mission remains open to all as we continue to innovate new ways to deliver the power of play to your doorsteps. We look forward to a summer filled with exploration, curiosity, and play!.

KidsQuest has always been committed to the well-being of our community, and we will continue to be here for you. We are rolling out new ways to play and learn with us.  Over the coming weeks, KidsQuest Children’s Museum will be posting videos to social media in order to bring playful and educational activities to children and families throughout the community, supporting your child’s learning and your family’s needs during this difficult time. Please follow our Instagram @kidsquestmuseum, our Facebook @KidsQuestChildrensMuseum.

Do we have an open date?

KidsQuest does not currently have a reopen date. Keeping the safety of our patrons and staff as our number one priority, we are committed to consulting with state officials, medical professionals, and our Board of Trustees in all decision making regarding reopening our facility to the public

How are we determining an open date and what it could look like?

  • Following reopening guidelines from our local governments (e.g., city, county, state).
  • Surveying visitors to determine if and how we should reopen.
  • Intensifying our already rigorous sanitation and hygiene practices to keep staff and visitors safe.
  • Often implementing capacity limits lower than existing mandates in the name of safety.
  • Exploring a variety of approaches to reopening the museum doors including;
    -Implementing timed-entry for visits.
    -Limiting access to only a portion of physical facilities (e.g., outdoors only, limited number of exhibits, one-way paths through museum).

What precautions are KidsQuest taking to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

The cleaning procedures in place at KidsQuest follow strict internal guidelines as well as the safety guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and the Washington State Department of Health.

The Museum is professionally cleaned and disinfected each night. All movable toys and props are disinfected in our dishwasher or with an antibacterial spray. With concern over the virus we have increased the amount of times these props are disinfected throughout the day.

Our Water gallery is filtered and continuously cleaned through our two UV light treatments, and appropriate spa levels of bromine are maintained. Our staff and volunteers sanitize our exhibits and touchable surfaces throughout the day. The restrooms are professionally cleaned each evening and maintained by staff throughout the day.

KidsQuest has also added hand sanitizing stations throughout the museum, but still encourages staff and patrons to wash their hands with soap and water whenever possible.

Should I still visit KidsQuest? What are the risks to my child?

Yes! We look forward to welcoming the community back to the museum. We will update our website and socials, and email all subscribers once a reopening date has been scheduled.

Have any of your staff showed signs of being sick?

KidsQuest has had zero reports of staff members who could have been exposed to the Coronavirus. We have sent a memo to all staff reminding them to stay home if they feel ill in any way and reminding them they will not be penalized for doing so.

What if a visitor to the museum has been sick? Have any recent visitors been exposed to Coronavirus?

KidsQuest has not been notified by the CDC or any other public health organization that an exposed person has visited KidsQuest. As with any public space, we cannot know the medical history of every visitor, but KidsQuest is taking every precaution to strengthen our cleaning procedures and reduce the risk of spreading germs.