COVID-19 Safety Protocols

COVID-19 Safety

The health and safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our number one priority. The following protocols have been implemented for your safety.

Social Distancing
The Museum is presently operating at 50% capacity. Staff and volunteers will monitor visitor numbers. Floor decals and directional signage are in place throughout the Museum. Plexiglas partitions have been installed at the admissions desk and store.

Personal Protection
In accordance with Texas Executive Order 29 issued July 2, 2020, all visitors, staff and volunteers over the age of 10 years are required to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth while visiting the Museum. This requirement does not apply to any person with a medical condition or disability that prevents wearing a face covering. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) also recommends that children over the age of 2 years wear face coverings in public places.

Visitors are asked to self-screen before entering the Museum. If any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 are present visitors should not enter.

Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 include: cough; shortness of breath/difficulty breathing; fever (100 degrees or more); sore throat; repeated chills; muscle pain; headache; loss of taste or smell; known contact with a person who is confirmed to have COVID-19.

All staff and volunteers are required to pass a health screening upon arrival at the Museum. Staff or volunteers with a temperature of over 100 degrees or other signs/symptoms of possible COVID-19 infection will be sent home.

Sanitation and Cleaning
Hand sanitizing stations are available. Increased cleaning and disinfecting of all frequently touched surfaces, restrooms and public areas will take place daily.

Exhibits & Programs
All interactive Exhibits/Touchscreens will remain closed or inaccessible. The Children’s Discovery/Play area will remain closed.