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29 Sep , 2020  

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Little Buckeye Children’s Museum has announced they will be reopening their doors to Members on Thursday, October 8.

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Little Buckeye Children’s Museum has been committed to reopening at an appropriate time and in a manner that ensures the safety of their team members and their guests. Little Buckeye is deeply aware of the importance of maintaining a safe and healthy environment. As such, they have developed a detailed and comprehensive Reopening Plan that expands on their reputation as a clean, safe, and fun museum and is closely aligned with the reopening protocols set forth by Ohio Governor DeWine’s Responsible Restart Ohio Guidelines.

The Museum will initially reopen to members only and will work towards opening to the general public at limited capacity. To manage capacity, admission will require a timed reservation. Visitors will be able to reserve their admission online starting Monday, September 28. Museum members will continue to enjoy free admission but must reserve admission in advance online.

Visitors to the museum will notice various changes put in place to help provide a safe and fun experience for all visitors. “The health and safety of our guests and team members remains our top priority and we thank you for helping us with these efforts,” says Fred Boll, Little Buckeye Children’s Museum Executive Director.

Some of these changes include:

  • Admission will require a timed reservation made online in advance
  • Some exhibits have been modified and some will remained closed
  • Cleaning protocols have been further enhanced
  • All staff and visitors will have their temperatures checked upon entry
  • Face coverings are now considered a required part of all staff uniforms
  • Visitors ages 5+ are required to wear face coverings that cover the nose and mouth
  • Signage throughout the museum and on the floor will promote physical distancing

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum will also have reduced hours as part of their phased reopening plan. To start, they will be open for reservations Thursday–Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

For additional details on changes at Little Buckeye Children’s Museum resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, visit their website and read their Reopening Plan.

Since closing on March 13, Little Buckeye Children’s Museum has been continuing its mission by providing free virtual resources and by implemented their new Buckeye Bags program with the help of the Richland County Foundation Summertime Kids Grant, Park National Bank, the Mansfield/Richland-County Public Library and the Richland Carrousel Park.

Photo: Little Buckeye Children’s Museum

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