Our Covid-19 Procedures

Concerns about the spreading of COVID-19 is understandable during these uncertain times. As a Children’s Museum the health and safety of our visitors and staff is always a top priority. We are a safe place to visit, experience, and enjoy where children and families can explore through the power of play.

Please let us inform you of the procedures in place and measures that have been taken:

Cleaning & Maintenance

Deep cleaning and disinfecting of the Children’s Museum occurs daily. Fabric pieces are routinely being professional washed and dry-cleaned. Carpets are professionally cleaned throughout the year.  In addition to maintaining our regular cleaning routine of sanitizing and deep cleaning, we have:

  • Increased the frequency of routine cleaning of exhibits, restrooms, and common areas.
  • Increased the frequency of cleaning surfaces and doorknobs.
  • Increased the frequency of washing the smaller exhibit pieces.
  • We have “Koi Hunga Shushi” around the Museum to collect dirty and broken toys. Items are disinfected before they are returned to an exhibit.

Other Safety Measures

  • Registration for walk-in visits for contact tracing.
  • Face Masks for all our Staff and Volunteers.
  • Face Masks for sale at our counter (optional)
  • We have 7 sinks with running water and paper towels available to all visitors.
  • Signs are on display in the museum to encourage visitors to frequently wash their hands.
  • Signs are on display at the wash stations for children to sing Happy Birthday 2x, while washing their hands, which is necessary to kill germs.
  • Two alcohol-based hand sanitizer stations are located in the museum.
  • Four alcohol-based spray stations at the entrance and in the museum.
  • Staff is required to consistently wash their hands and wear facemasks.

Sick Policy

We have elaborated our sick visitor/staff member policy. We remind all visitors and staff that the best way to prevent the spread of germs is to stay home if you are feeling unwell. We have signs in the museum for visitors to remind them:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with your elbow when coughing and sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

Social Distancing

Although it feels unnatural social distancing is required in the Children’s Museum. Children under 12 years old are allowed to play together and don’t have to adhere to the rules of social distancing. The same goes for members of the same family.

  • Social Distancing between adults
    Teens and adults above the age of 12 need to maintain social distancing of 2 meters. That is why, the museum has assigned seating options for adults in the museum for them to use. They are recognizable by the white stools with a sticker Adult on it or on the wooden benches between the dotted marked spaces. At the entrance of each exhibit area, there is a sign with the maximum of allowed adults in that area.
  • Social distancing between adults and other children
    Adults need to adhere to the social distancing rule of 2 meters between adults and other children. Adults are encouraged to pay attention to this rule because children will forget the rules when they are engaged in active play.
    Parents are responsible for the behavior of their children and need to be in their presence at all times to guide them when necessary.

Maximum of 35 people

The government of Curacao has allowed gatherings depending on the normal capacity of the available space. In our case, our adjusted capacity is 35 in the whole Museum, inside and outside combined. In order for the museum to comply to this rule, we have introduced TIME SLOTS. This way we can be sure to not exceed the maximum amount of 35 people in the Museum at the same time, in accordance with the new rules regarding COVID-19.

Our opening hours are:

Wednesday to Saturday from 9:00 to 17:00 with the following Time Slots:
9:00 – 11:00
11:00 – 13:00
13:00 – 15:00
15:00 – 17:00

Sunday from 13:00 to 17:00 with the following Time Slots:
13:00 – 15:00
15:00 – 17:00

  • Walk ins are still possible as booking is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended to book your visit as booked visits will have first priority and spots are limited. There’s a maximum amount of 6 person per booking, For larger groups, to rent the whole Museum or for a birthday party, e-mail us at events@childrensmuseumcuracao.org
  • To book your visit, please go to our website and click on the large orange button on the right that says BOOK NOW! Or follow the link below:
    https://childrensmuseumcuracao.org/product/childrens-museum-booking/

Phased Entrance

  • Only one family at a time is allowed to be in the entrance area to buy tickets. Other families will wait outside according to 2 meters marked entry lane.
  • Visitors will leave the museum from a separate area than incoming visitors to avoid traffic jams.
  • The entrance area is provided with a Plexiglas screen to avoid direct contact with the receptionist.

We are looking forward to welcoming all visitors and provide the same joyful learning experiences as we are used to.

But keep in mind that health and safety is a big priority!