This page will provide updated information about the current situation on COVID-19 and our operation at the Children’s Museum.
CURRENT STATUS: CLOSED
June 23, 2020
As of 2:00 PM today Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick says he'll require all businesses that provide goods and services to require masks beginning June 24-June 30.
In light of this and the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases across the state and specifically, here in Jefferson county, starting tomorrow, June 24th, we will be requiring all campers and birthday party guests (and staff to continue) to adhere to this guideline by wearing a face covering or mask to keep everyone as safe as possible and to do our part to keep the state of Texas open. If you do not have a face covering or mask for your child, we will have extras available at the museum for day to day use. If you have questions or concerns about this protocol, please let me know.
Beaumont Children’s Museum
June 15, 2020
The Beaumont Children's Museum will be opening up new and updated time slots for Birthday Parties including time in between these for time to reset and clean the museum before any following party. The museum will not be open to the public at this time and is currently reviewing the required state and local guidelines to open the museum up to the general public by the end of the month.
Beaumont Children's Museum
June 1, 2020
The Beaumont Children's Museum will open up to Summer Camps only with a reduced headcount in each camp. Registration is currently open to families. Camp will officially start on Monday, June 15th. All campers will receive an indivudal screening at camp each morning of camp including:
Take the temperature of your child(ren) while still in the vehicle. If it is higher than 100°F your child will not be allowed to come to camp.
We will also ask that each day you verbally acknowledge that no one in your household is showing any signs or symptoms of such as cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing OR two of the following: fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.
You will also have to acknowledge that to the best of your knowledge that no one in your household has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
REOPEN TEXAS HEALTH PROTOCOL FOR FAMILIES TO REMEMBER POST CAMP
Campers returning from a day camp should minimize in-person contact with any person 65 years of age or older, especially those with pre-existing health conditions, for a period of 14 days. This includes maintaining social distancing of at least 6 feet of separation from those individuals, wearing a face-covering or mask, and avoiding sharing utensils or other common objects with those individuals.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call. We look forward to seeing you at camp!
Beaumont Children's Museum
April 28, 2020
We hope you and your family are safe and healthy during this extraordinary time. Our closure will be longer than anticipated, and we are patiently awaiting the announcements and guidelines from the state on May 18th. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates on our website and social media.
During the closure, all of our staff are at home, eagerly looking forward to the day we reopen. We have a few staff working to provides ideas and activities for you to do at home via our Facebook and Instagram page. Most recently our Board of Directors has taken over our Wednesdays, Story Time LIVE at 11 AM. This week was Tracy Borgmeyer, our favorite local author and She Loves Science Blogger. She read The Cloud Book and also made her own cloud in a jar. Visit our Facebook page to watch again.
For ALL our active member families, we are extending your memberships an additional two months, which we hope will cover the length of the closure. If you're not a member or renew your membership during the closure, we'll add two extra months to your membership for the same 12-month price.
As we enter what would normally be a ramp-up period in terms of parents planning for and registering their kids to attend summer camps and programs, times are requiring us to think differently. The museum is eagerly awaiting guidelines to be released from the state for organizations who host these summer activities. Currently, we plan to still host our Summer Camp programs while adapting to the necessary guidelines the state will allow. Thank You for your patience and understanding. We are also monitoring our local school districts’ webpages for adjustments to the 20-21 school year dates which may or may not also cause an adjustment to our camp schedule. Online registration will not open until we are sure of these details that may impact the program.
As of today, Wednesday, April 29th, our Summer Camp schedule is as follows:
Robotics Level 1: June 15 – June 19
Imagineering: June 22 – June 26
No Camp this week
Critter Camp: July 6 – July 10
Space Rangers: July 13 – July 17
Robotics 2.0: July 20 - July 24 *
BASF Kids’ Lab: July 27 – July 31
Kidz Art: August 3 – Aug 7
Lastly, we want to thank those who have reached out to ask how they can help support the Museum during this challenging time. We understand this may not be feasible for all households, but if you are so inclined and, in a position, to help, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Museum to support our efforts and staff in honor of the upcoming “Giving Tuesday” on May 5th. You can also support us by becoming or renewing your membership or booking birthday parties for later this year and into 2021.
Before we part, please enjoy this fun quiz from National Geographic with your children. Our BCM staff now all have their own dinosaur names.
Thank you for your continued support and participation with the Beaumont Children’s Museum. We hope to be with you soon, playing at the museum and Building your Children’s Minds.
Beaumont Children’s Museum
Board of Directors & Staff
March 23, 2020
The Beaumont Children’s Museum is currently closed due to the city-wide quarantine. We are watching the school districts and recommendations from our local and state officials. We will open back up when it is safe for guests to be out and about. Please watch us on our Facebook and Instagram pages to see what we have been up to and for ideas to keep your family busy.
March 15, 2020
At the Beaumont Children’s Museum, the well-being of our families and loved ones is always our first priority. As a children’s museum, we take great care to ensure the cleanliness of our space and train our staff on the practices and procedures that lead to healthy and happy communities—today and every day. Still, in light of concerns related to the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) and based on the closing of surrounding school districts as well as advice of local/state/national health officials, we feel it best to address this issue by closing to the public this coming week, March 16 - 22.
Our hope is that this time will coincide with the social distancing steps local officials have encouraged and that many other local entities are employing. The health of our patrons, students, staff, and community is paramount, and we hope you will forgive the disruption.
On behalf of all of us at the Beaumont Children’s Museum, we thank you for being a part of our community. We encourage everyone to follow the advice of health care professionals regarding handwashing, social distancing, and other measures. Stay safe, and we hope to see you at the Museum soon!
March 13, 2020
At the Beaumont Children’s Museum, the well-being of our families and loved ones is always our first priority. As a children's museum, we take great care to ensure the cleanliness of our space and train our staff on the practices and procedures that lead to healthy and happy communities—today and every day. Still, in light of concerns related to the recent coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to take this opportunity to address the health and safety measures we are taking to protect the health of our visitors, both big and small.
We are committed to following public policy. BCM adheres to the safety procedures and protocols recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the City of Beaumont, Jefferson County, and our professional organizations such as the Association of Children’s Museums. We are also working closely with our community partners to stay informed and adopt best practices where appropriate. We will continue to stay open during spring break at this time.
We invest in cleanliness. Your safety inside our Museum is always our top priority. Our day-to-day cleaning procedures are very comprehensive given the nature of our space. The BCM staff disinfects, and spot cleans throughout the day in the Museum. Our team cleans exhibit toys and props throughout the day, and all parts of the Museum undergo a thorough cleaning before our doors open and after our doors close each night. This is our practice every day at BCM, not just during flu season or when illnesses affect our community.
We promote personal steps to reduce the spread of germs. We know that washing your hands regularly and properly is the number one way you can prevent the spread of germs or flu. Therefore, we have signs in all bathrooms reminding our visitors and staff of proper hand-washing procedures, and we provide alcohol-based hand sanitizers at locations throughout the Museum. And, as always, we remind all visitors and staff that the best way to prevent the spread of any virus is to stay home if they are feeling unwell. If you or your children are experiencing flu-like symptoms, we ask that you postpone your visit to the museum.
We will always put the safety of our visitors first and will communicate any updates via email, website, and social media. For any additional questions or concerns, we encourage you to reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 409-347-7919. On behalf of all of us at the Beaumont Children’s Museum, we thank you for being a part of our growing community. We hope to see you at the Museum soon!
Amanda Yarbrough, Executive Director
and the entire team at the Beaumont Children’s Museum