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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. We are playing safely with recommend masks for all visitors ages 2 and older.

Please see the information below to plan your visit.


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Health, safety and FUN are our top priorities. 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


 Now open five days a week, full hours.

Closed: Monday and Tuesday  


Operations:    9:00AM-4:00PM


Operations:  10:00AM-5:00PM


  • Reservations are encouraged but not required for everyone in your party/group. Members and visitors will be able to purchase/reserve tickets for up to 8 people. 

  • Members no longer have to reserve tickets in advance. Please bring your membership card or ID upon entry.

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Operating hrs & Reservations

Prepare for Your Visit

  • Face coverings:  Update: Mask Policy at the Children’s Museum

    • In accordance with California State, CDC and local school guidelines, mask wearing inside the Children's Museum of Stockton will now be optional and will no longer be monitored or enforced by our staff, as of March 11, 2022.

    • This decision takes into consideration the low COVID infection rate in San Joaquin County and is in keeping with current CDC guidelines and the state of California’s change in mask requirements for schools beginning March 11, 2022.

    • The safety of our guests and team has always been our top priority. We encourage families to discuss mask and hand sanitizing expectations with their children prior to arriving at the Museum and are depending on parents to use their best judgement and refrain from sending children to the Museum when showing any signs of illness. Thank you for your understanding and support. 

  • Social Distancing: We encourage and promote social distancing while playing on exhibits and exploring the Museum. We ask parents/adults to encourage children to wait their turn by following our floor decals or "waiting points" near each exhibit.

  • Food and Drinks: Food and drink are not allowed to be consumed on the museum floor. Our back patio tables are open outside, but please consider the weather conditions when planning to bring outside food into the museum. 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: 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. 

  • Unaccompanied Adults: The Museum defines an accompanied adult as a caregiver who accompanies a child to the Museum. An unaccompanied adult is defined as any person over the age of 18 who is not accompanied by a child. For the safety and security of our visitors, the Museum only allows visits by unaccompanied adults on pre-arranged terms.

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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.

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

How can you help

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. 

  • 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.

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

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