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Children's Museum of Indianapolis open to donors; to members June 29

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is opening back up, but with a few new guidelines because of the pandemic.

 

The museum is encouraging people to make a reservation on their website, so they can keep track of how many people are in the building.

 

Brian Statz, the vice president of operations for the museum, said they plan to keep capacity under 50% as they open back up.

 

"Right now, we are just allowing a few hundred in each day," said Statz. "But we will gradually increase that amount, over the next two weeks, until we get up to about 3,000."

 

To keep things clean he says they have sanitizing station, and are requiring anyone over two-years-old to wear a mask, unless you can't for a medical reason.

 

"In addition to our enhanced cleaning, if a parent says, 'You know what I would like to wipe this down before my child plays with it.' Be our guest."

 

Statz says that some of the interactive exhibits like the Dinosaur Dig, Playscape, and the water table up in ScienceWorks are temporarily closed, and some of the exhibits like the touchable sculptures have been removed.

 

However, the Dinosphere, Sports Legends Experience and the carousel is open.

 

Statz says he hopes people will give the museum a shot.

 

"I think opening this museum, and opening a lot of other places around town, will help our community start to get back to normal."

 

On June 24, the museum opened to donors, and will open to members on June 29.

 

You can find a full list of closed and opened exhibits on the museum's website, and when those exhibits will be closed for cleaning.