What to Expect

 

Explore, investigate, and create!

Let’s play, learn and grow together with kindness!

Here’s what you need to know!

Masks are required indoors for all visitors 2 years and older. Masks are optional in our outdoor spaces.

Ticketing and Reservations

  • Non-Members Reservations are required for everyone in your party. We will have a limited number of tickets available for walk-ups each day, but we cannot guarantee you a reservation at the door.
  • Our capped attendance capacity ensures a safe and quality experience. Scanning your online reservation at the entrance provides a contactless entry.

SESSION INFORMATION – SUMMER HOURS
 
Wednesday through Sunday: Two play sessions – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 

Prepare for Your Visit

Strollers, bicycles, wagons, and carts: Strollers are only allowed for children who cannot walk. Bikes, wagons, and carts are not allowed in the Museum or Bill’s Backyard.

 

  • Face coverings: Masks are required indoors for all visitors 2 years and older. Masks are optional in our outdoor spaces.
  • Strollers, bicycles, wagons, and carts: Strollers are only allowed for children who cannot walk. Bikes, wagons, and carts are not allowed in the Museum or Bill’s Backyard.
  • Water: Our hydration stations will be open for refilling a personal water bottle.
  • Food: No eating or snacking will be allowed inside the Museum. Light snacks but no meals are allowed in Bill’s Backyard. FoodShed cafe is not open.
  • Entrance: Enter the Museum at the main front entrance.
  • Parking lots: The two parking lots across from the Museum are open and light rail is running.

Your Health and Safety

  • The Purple Museum team is onsite cleaning and disinfecting before, during, and after your visit with an electrostatic sprayer and CDC and EPA-approved disinfectants.
  • Clean and dirty bins are onsite for placing loose toys and manipulatives. Newly sanitized toys and manipulatives will be single-use only and will be disinfected between each use.
  • Staff are required to take a daily health screening, wear face coverings, and wash and sanitize their hands throughout the day to ensure safe interactions with staff and visitors.

You can’t tell because of our masks, but we’re grinning from ear to ear to welcome you back!

For more detailed information, please visit our FAQ where we’ve organized the information by Ticketing, Health & Safety, Membership, and the Museum Experience. Also note the addendum to our Code of Conduct.

Let’s Stay Healthy and Safe Together!