Reopening FAQs

Welcome back to the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota! When you visit after the Museum reopens, there will be some new procedures and policies in place during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for the health and safety of our guests and staff. We encourage you to read through our FAQs below so you and your family know what you’ll experience upon arrival.

Q: When is the Museum open?

A: CMSM has now resumed our usual (pre-COVID) operating hours:

  • Sunday: 9am-4pm
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 9am-4pm
  • Wednesday: 9am-4pm
  • Thursday: 9am-7pm
  • Friday: 9am-4pm
  • Saturday: 9am-4pm

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Q: Is the Museum taking admission reservations?

A: No*. The Museum is currently not offering/requiring any pre-ticketing programs or time-slot reservations for small groups. All admission will be allowed until we reach our limited capacity count.

The Museum does not sell daily admission tickets online. To gain entrance into the Museum, guests must check-in/purchase tickets in person at the Front Desk upon arrival. 

*For larger group reservations, please contact group.visits@cmsouthernmn.org for more information.

Q: What is your mask policy?

A: UPDATED 5/13/21: The CMSM is following the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding masks:

Fully vaccinated persons can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a mask or physical distancing.

Unvaccinated people are at risk of mild or severe illness, death, and risk of spreading the disease to others and are advised to continue to wear masks and socially distance.

Q: What kinds of cleaning protocols is the Museum undertaking due to COVID-19?

A: The Museum prides itself on its high standards as a clean space for children and families to play. We will be ramping up our daily disinfecting of high-touch surfaces and our after-hours deep cleaning of all loose parts, props and exhibits to keep our Museum safe for families and staff.

Q: Will the Museum host birthday parties in 2021?

A: Birthday parties will be considered on an individual bases. Please check our website for updates to this policy.