SUMMER IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER
What does that mean for Kids Square members and guests? It means school is out, people are on vacation and the museum will be buzzing with families playing together. Kids Square staff are excited to share our first summer with you. We thought we would share a few important things you will want to know as we approach our busiest season yet. Taking the time to endure this long post will help you prepare for what to expect.
If you are a member of Kids Square – Please have your membership card and your DRIVERS LICENSE with you EACH time you visit. Pulling those out and having those ready before you enter Kids Square will help the line go faster. Many of you have become familiar faces and we love it, however, new staff will be present. EVERYONE will be asked.
DON’T FORGET THOSE TOKENS- We have no way of keeping track of tokens. We cannot make exceptions. Our suggestion is have a token in the car at all times. (This applies to those holding the Tuesday-Friday membership)
Rules are important and will be reviewed at EACH VISIT to the museum. Please be patient, our rules are designed to keep children safe and to give everyone in the museum a similar experience in each exhibit area. Parents are asked to help enforce rules. Staff are required to address rules that are being broken.
AN ADULT MUST BE WITH A CHILD TO ENTER KIDS SQUARE. This is for the safety of families in attendants. If you are meeting a family member at Kids Square, please coordinate to meet before party arrives. If not, staff will have to escort single adults that say they have family playing.
DIG PIT- For sanitary reasons, we ask that shoes are removed when playing in the giant rubber sand box. We also ask that shoes be put back on when they get out to keep feet safe in the rest of the museum.
PLEASE LEAVE ALL ITEMS IN THE AREAS WHERE THEY ARE PLAYED. Why? So that the other children can play with the same things your child is privileged to play with. Examples: Dress up clothes left in the theater area, not worn in the museum. Money stays in the bank, baby dolls in the area they are found, grocery carts in the grocery store,etc.
CARS- Our plasma cars MUST be driven with feet up on the car and steering wheel moved back and forth, the car will move itself. Placing feet on the ground to move it causes the car to go to fast and puts others at risk of getting hurt. The smaller cars, with hoods, are intended for our much younger guests and feet on the floor is permitted.
NO FOOD OR DRINK ALLOWED IN THE MUSEUM – Allergy reactions, ants and a mess. We want to avoid all of these, we do allow you to leave and come back until close of the day you visit.
PARENTS MUST KNOW WHERE THEIR CHILDREN ARE AT ALL TIMES AND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEM TO FOLLOW RULES AND STAY SAFE-
We understand this is a tough one when you have multiple children. When designing the museum, thought was put in to dividing the exhibit areas in such a way to encourage a rotation type of experience, we even left doors in certain areas to help define those spaces. A suggestion would be to have a conversation with your children before you arrive to discuss the amount of time you will stay in each area before moving on to the next one. The exhibit areas are: Our town, forest, sensory cove, pinball, building and theater.