KIDS SQUARE CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: (5/6/2020) *

As businesses are being allowed to reopen, we are making sure that we take every precaution to keep our kids and families safe.  Here is our action plan for reopening during PHASE 1 ONLY. (Date to be determined based on Governor Northam’s direction).

 

1. REOPENING: PHASE ONE ONLY!

  • Members ONLY: 1-1/2 hour time limit and a maximum of 10 people. Reservations are required. If a member invites non-member friends, fees apply to guests. 
  • Members ONLY:  Private parties/family gatherings (2 hour time limit). Fees apply. 
  • Email info@kidssquare.org for time slot availability and fees.

2. SANITATION:

    • We have removed the rubber pellets in the Dig Pit, however, children can still play with vehicles in there.
    • Plasma cars have been removed. 
    • Each exhibit will have an occupancy to satisfy social distancing guidelines.
    • The Theater will be temporarily closed.
    • Hand-washing at the first-floor lobby bathrooms is required before entering Kids Square.
    • Each person entering Kids Square will be asked to use hand sanitizer provided by Kids Square.
    • One hand sanitizer bottle will be given to each family as they enter Kids Square. It can be used for the duration of their visit, and will need to be returned as they leave to be sanitized for the next day.
    • Staff will sanitize exhibit areas regularly.
    • Staff will replace toys daily.
    • Staff will wear masks when cleaning and engaging patrons.

 *Updates are subject to change. Please check for the latest updates on Instagram (@kidssquareroanoke), Kids Square Facebook and here on our website before visiting Kids Square. 

KIDS SQUARE CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: (3/16/2020) *

Kids Square family and friends: While we did our very best to keep the doors open to offer children a safe, clean place to explore, play and learn, we have decided to close for the remainder of March. We will make every effort to reopen on April 1. It was a very hard decision but feel confident it is the right one.

Here is the fun part! We will go live at least one time a day during the week! We may be doing a science experiment, reading a book, building a house, who knows? If you join in to learn with us, you may win one of the items we play with that day. If you live within 10 miles of the museum and win, we do have a Kids Square delivery truck you can choose to take advantage of. That’s right, delivered straight to your door to help conquer the cabin fever craze and implement the boredom buster experience. If you are further then 10 miles, or are concerned about a delivery, no worries, we will keep it up to 2 weeks after we reopen for you to pick up at Kids Square.

*Updates are subject to change. Please check for the latest updates on Instagram (@kidssquareroanoke), Kids Square Facebook and here on our website before visiting Kids Square. 

 

KIDS SQUARE CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: (3/13/2020) *

Our families and friends are incredibly important to us and, as always, their safety is a priority for us at Kids Square. With the recent news regarding the Coronavirus, we want to update our community on our plans as they stand today. There are no plans in place for Kids Square to close at this time. Children in our community will need a clean, safe environment to continue to explore, play and learn without the scare of what is going on around them. To that end, we will take the following precautionary measures to protect visitors, staff and volunteers. We will continue to monitor the spread of the virus and consult with state and local health experts. If we are directed to close by city or state ordinance or we decide it is not in the best interest of our community for Kids Square to remain open, we will follow that direction. Please stay informed on Instagram (@kidssquareroanoke), Facebook or our website for updates.  

  Since it remains cold and flu season and with the recent outbreak of COVID-19, we have added to the frequency of cleanings, including high-use objects such as door handles, tables etc., in addition to our daily deep cleaning of the museum. It will not be uncommon to find an entire exhibit area closed for 30-45 minutes for cleaning and sanitizing. Your patience will be necessary.

  Our cleaning products are deemed to be EPA effective against bacteria and viruses. We have a washing machine on site, and it is in use ALL DAY!

  Anyone visiting the museum will be required to use our portable handwashing stations before entering the museum. NO EXCEPTIONS.

  Kids Square provides hand sanitizing stations in each area of our museum. We ask that parents utilize this great resource when leaving exhibit areas.

  We reserve the right to turn away any patron that we feel is symptomatic of any type of illness. This includes, but is not limited to, runny noses, coughing and sneezing.

  Kids Square has provided “drool baskets” throughout the museum. When visiting, if you find a toy in need of cleaning/sanitizing, or your child has put something in his/her mouth, please place the toy in the basket so that we will know it needs extra attention.

  Kids Square will cancel any “after-hour events” that were planned for March to allow us more time to clean.

Kids Square’s operating hours will change to the following until further notice*:
Tuesday: 10am-5pm
Wednesday: 10am-2pm (to allow for additional midweek cleaning/sanitizing)
Thursday: 10am-5pm
Friday: 10am-3pm (to allow additional time to clean/sanitize before a busy weekend)
Saturday: 10am -5pm
Sunday: 1pm-5pm

*Updates are subject to change. Please check for the latest updates on Instagram (@kidssquareroanoke), Kids Square Facebook and here on our website before visiting Kids Square.