Children’s Museum of La Crosse will reopen June 3, registration open

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Kids will be back in the Children’s Museum of La Crosse starting June 3 as it reopens for pre-scheduled visits after closing March 16, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are thrilled to be welcoming children and families back to play and learn at the Children’s Museum,” says Executive Director Anne Snow.

People can register for visits between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. The museum will be closed from noon to 1 p.m. for deep cleaning. Visit funmuseum.org to make a reservation.

Per recommendations of medical experts and for the safety of our guests and staff, everyone age 3 and up will be required to wear a face mask (fully covering mouth and nose) in the museum regardless of vaccination status.

“We understand that this may be seen as an inconvenience to our vaccinated adult patrons, but it is the best way to ensure the safety of the children in our community and keep the museum open,” said the museum in a statement.

Visitors will also be asked to maintain distance from others not in their group.

Memberships have been extended by the full number of days remaining from when the museum closed for the pandemic.

New cleaning protocols include one-hour, mid-day closure for exchange of high-touch playthings; frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces; added hand sanitizing stations; new HVAC filters; and re-circulating outside air on an enhanced schedule. Drinking fountains have been removed, and a water bottle filling station will be added.