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Our Reopening Plan

We are excited to open our doors to our guests and members again! Our top priority is the safety and health of our staff and guests. So as much as we are excited to welcome you guys back we are playing safely with a limited capacity and new timeslot reservations.


NOVEMBER 27, 2020


Our already vigorous cleaning practices have been further enhanced. We want anyone coming into our building to feel secure in visiting us. What are we doing to ensure your safety and what new procedures have been implemented?


Here is what you you need to know...  

Operating Hours


2 Timeslots Available each day. Temporarily open three days a week. There will be a 2 hour gap between timeslots for Sanitation and Preparation. 

Closed: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 


Operations: 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Timeslots: 9:00AM - 11:00AM & 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Closed Gap: 11:00AM - 1:00PM


Operations: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Timeslots: 10:00AM - 12:00PM & 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Closed Gap: 12:00PM - 2:00PM


Operations: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Timeslots: 10:00AM - 12:00PM & 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Closed Gap: 12:00PM - 2:00PM


  • To maintain our limited capacity we are now requiring all visitors and members to reserve their visit. 

  • Reservations are required for everyone in your party/group. Members and visitors will be able to purchase/reserve tickets for up to 6 people. 

  • We will be checking your reservation at the door. Please have your email confirmation ready. 

  • We are offering two play sessions per available day, capped at 25% capacity to allow for proper social distancing.


Prepare for Your Visit

  • Face coverings:  All visitors to the Museum, with the exception of children under two years of age, will be required to wear a mask/facecovering. Masks must be worn while inside the museum during your play duration time. (Face shields are acceptable to those with health restrictions.)

  • COVID-19 HEALTH SCREENING AND QUESIONNAIRE: We will conducting temperature checks and COVID system questionnaire when groups enter the museum. If a visitor reports they have recently experienced symptoms related to COVID-19; we will offer a rescheduling to return when they are well. 

  • Social Distancing: We encourage and promote social distancing  while playing on exhibits and exploring the Museum. The capacity of each exhibit area will be limited to one family/household group at a time. We ask parents/adults to encourage children to wait their turn in line. Museum staff will have an increased presence to assist with social distancing concerns or questions. There will be signage throughout the Museum to inform visitors of ways to travel through the exhibits, guide their trips to restrooms and other Museum services.

  • Food and Drinks: Temporarily food will not be allowed to be consumed inside the Museum, and we will limit the amount of tables available in our patio area. We will allow water bottles in the Museum, but ask all visitors to respect other parties and drink them at appropriate times and areas. Water fountains will be closed.

  • Our Welcome Center: All visitors will visit our Welcome Center before exploring the Museum. There is a handwashing station and a welcome video to watch upon entry. We encourage all guests to wash and sanitize their hands before, during and after playing in the Museum. 

  • Signs and Changes to the museum: There will be many signs to guide our visitors and members to have a fun and safe experience at the Museum. Our Welcome Video at the beginning of your session will explain our new procedures and how to find our hand sanitizing stations around the building. 

How can you help us?

  • Please do not visit the Children’s Museum if you or a member of your family is sick with flu-like symptoms. 

  • Please encourage your family to wash their hands and/or use the provided hand sanitizers before and after playing at the Children’s Museum.

  • Encourage your child to wash their hands for 20 seconds, the length of singing the Happy Birthday song twice.

  • Place any toys that may have been in your child’s mouth in one of our wash bags.

  • If you notice that we are out of hand soap or sanitizer please let a Museum staff member know right away.


Museum Cleaning and Sanitation Procedures

  • Multiple hand sanitizer stations located throughout the Museum.

  • The Museum staff and volunteers, frequently clean exhibit surfaces, both affixed and loose pieces using disinfectant commonly used in the commercial and school settings. Paying close attention to commonly used areas (i.e. door handles, hand rails, knobs, buttons, etc). 

  • The Museum custodial team cleans and disinfects common areas (bathrooms, Art Studio, Birthday Party rooms, etc) to include mopping, vacuuming and other cleaning methods needed.

  • Small items such as blocks, play food, small plastic toys etc, are cleaned in house in our dishwasher, on a regular basis using a high temperature cycle. 

  • Wash bags are placed in areas around the Museum to collect toys that have been placed in the mouth to be removed and cleaned by a Museum staff member.

  • Our water table exhibit is treated with chlorine (similar to the care needed for a swimming pool) and is tested daily to assure the chemical balance is correct and safe. The water table is fully drained, disinfected and cleaned often.  The filters, panels, and screens are removed and disinfected. 

  • Deep cleanings of the Museum and exhibits  to include: above ground dusting, full removal of exhibit pieces for disinfecting, cleaning under the large vehicles,  and carpet cleaning, etc., are done during days that the Museum is closed to the public.

  • The Museum staff are trained to handle “personal accidents” to include urine, blood and vomit, in a safe, fast and thorough manner.

  • Museum Staff, board members and volunteers are required to stay home if they are feeling ill with flu-like symptoms. 



402 West Weber Avenue
Stockton, CA 95203


The Children's Museum of Stockton is a non-profit organization providing an interactive educational environment for children to learn, play and explore.