This page will provide updated information about the current situation on COVID-19 and our operation at the Children’s Museum.
CURRENT STATUS: CLOSED
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 email@example.com 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