As Covid-19 information changes rapidly we are not surprised that there has been yet another update to the way we operate at the museum. In addition to handwashing stations, temperature taking, and minimal occupancy, there is now a new rule for all who enter local businesses and nonprofits.
Effective July 1, 2020 all Explorium employees and visitors, including children, are required to wear a mask while on the premises. This is in compliance with City of Denton ordinance 20-1255 voted on June 26, 2020. This order will expire August 4, or may be revised as needed.
We intend to continue offering members-only play times on Tuesdays from 2-4 P.M., Non-member play times on Fridays and Saturday 2-4 pm, we will continue to honor any birthday parties and small field trips already reserved as well as new requests, and will go forward with the remaining camps on our schedule, with appropriate safety measures. www.exploriumdenton.org/camps
As much as we would like to reopen, there is no way to predict what will happen with the virus, the economy, or government mandates. We thank you for your patience and encourage you to order science kits, visit during member times, sign up for camps, join us for online programs, and if you are able to give please do so. We still have a building and our wonderful staff to care for.
To read the entire order, click on this link: https://44b2c816-e80a-4f9b-9383-d4e463c94f4c.usrfiles.com/ugd/44b2c8_e1221c6fd4d04a22aecf908d9d96b2e3.pdf
Summer camps are in full swing . We are excited to offer several camps this summer! As of now will host our JULY camps in our make and think area to allow for social distancing instead of our usual classroom set up. We will also only have our camp staff and campers in our museum. Additionally, the museum will not be open for public play during summer camp times to limit exposure for our campers. We are also offering extended hours (8 am for an additional pricing. https://www.exploriumdenton.org/camps/
Members Only Events
We have decided to extend all memberships that were active on or after 3/15/20 by 3 months. We will open our doors starting next week for a few hours to allow camps, parties and play time to have their own time slots. As of right now, we are only allowed to have 30 people at one time. You will need to sign up for a two hour time slot on the dates provided on our events web page. In efforts to give priority to our members, these playtime hours are for members only. Please follow the link to learn about our health and safety procedures and dates we will be open for member only days. Keep in mind that to book a party you do not have to be a member. Party bookings can be reserved as a private playtime slot. https://www.exploriumdenton.org/events/
Lets celebrate a birthday or simply book as a private play date, we are ready to host you! Because of the Covid-19 concerns we are limited to 30 people maximum in our building and we will have extra hand sanitizer and additional supplies and tools for individual use. All parties booked in JULY will be private parties at no extra cost. When you book your party, the entire building will be reserved for your event only. Unfortunately, we will only be hosting STANDARD parties in the month of July to limit close contact exposure of our staff and guests. https://www.exploriumdenton.org/parties/
Science Kits 2.0
You rather not come in and play? That’s okay too. You can bring the museum home with you by purchasing a since kit. We have added a solstice kit to celebrate summer time and we have revamped our Flight and Sensory kits! Find out how to make a tea bag fly or how to make play-doh. You can order today for pick up starting 6/11/20 from 10 A.M. to Noon. https://www.exploriumdenton.org/science-kits/