Hello and WELCOME!
If you have visited with us in the past, things may look a little different. We have made adjustments to our exhibit areas, which now feature a “low touch” or “no touch” learning experience. These modifications and new procedures are in place for the safety of our guests and staff. In addition to following guidance and requirements from the CDC and the Governor’s Office, we have also worked with local museum leaders from across our state. Please note the new safety measures and policies. We ask for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.
Here are a few things to know.
Members and Non-members must pre-purchase tickets in advance. Operating sessions are one hour and 45 minutes. We have 45 minutes cleaning sessions in between to sanitize. All ticket sales are final and cannot be transferred to a different session. Tickets must be purchased 1 hour prior to the end of each session. This is due to the current health climate and the requirement to manage our capacity.
Federal guidance indicates that elderly individuals and those with serious underlying health conditions, including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune system is compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer, might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Caution is advised.
The museum is observing all social distancing guidelines. Capacity for each exhibit is one family unit per exhibit. Please stay 6 feet away from other family units.
Face masks are required at all times inside the museum for ages 5 and up. THE MUSEUM DOES NOT SELL OR SUPPLY FACE MASKS. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN. They are required before entering the museum.
The Museum does not have water fountains or drinking water available. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN. At this time, we will not allow use of any party rooms for eating snacks or lunch.
The Toddler area and several other high-touch exhibit areas will remain closed.
At this time we are currently not booking any birthday parties or field trips.
We encourage you to leave personal items at home and carry the least amount of items/bags as possible.
Adults must stay with their children at all times.
You will be given a shopping basket to carry throughout the museum. If you or your children touch an item, please place it in your basket for sanitation. Our staff will come around and replace areas with new items. If your basket is full and you would like a new one, please ask or you may bring your basket to the first floor party room to switch out for a new one. Please help us by cleaning up areas after playing. Adults can help children learn good habits as well as good manners.
There is NO running!
Respect the museum. Discard any trash into trashcans. Let us know if any item is broken or out of order. We are happy to help!
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding! We appreciate you visiting with your family!
Photography Permission Policy
Periodically, the Children's Museum of Southwest Louisiana takes photographs and video of Children's Museum visitors and activities for use for promotional and editorial materials and grant requests. With admission into the Children's Museum, you give permission to the Children's Museum for the recording of photographs and/or video of yourself and your dependents. You grant the Children's Museum all rights to use these still or moving images for educational, promotional, advertising and other purposes which advance the overall mission of the museum. All rights to the photographs and video belong to the Children's Museum. Children are never identified by name.