Coronavirus and Staying Healthy at the MuseumPlease be assured that the safety and well-being of all Museum staff, visitors, and stakeholders remain our top priority. Our response team, with representation from Human Resources, Operations, Visitor Services and Communications, continues to closely monitor and follow the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, CDC, and WHO recommendations.
Boston Children’s Museum employs a professional cleaning team during Museum operating hours to sanitize and clean the restrooms, lunchroom, common areas and exhibit galleries. This includes, frequent cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces that hands touch to reduce the spread of germs (i.e. door knobs, light switches, handles, etc.).
Deep cleaning takes place when the Museum is closed. The floors are mopped and vacuumed, restrooms are cleaned and all surfaces are sanitized. The air in the building is circulated with fresh air to maintain clean air at all times.
Information on Museum cleaning procedures:
1. Wash your hands - Hand sanitizers are not meant to substitute for hand washing but rather to be a more widely used adjunct. When hands are dirty, they still need to be washed with soap and water.
2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
3. Cough and sneeze into your upper sleeve.
4. If you or your child are not feeling well - stay home. Sick people should stay at home until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever or signs of a fever (without the use of fever-reducing medicine).
5. Stay informed. Help spread the word about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and how to prevent it! Know where to get more information.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
World Health Organization (WHO):
Massachusetts Department of Public Health:
Child Mind Institute: Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus: