Phased Re-Opening Notifications

The risk of contracting COVID-19 remains throughout our community.  As a result, the Building for Kids, along with guidance from the City of Appleton Health Department and federal and state public health officials, has implemented the following policies for our phased reopening: 

What we ask of our visitors and each other: 

  • Masks are required for everyone 3 years and older when inside the museum. For outdoor programming, masks are recommended, but not required. To learn how to make your own mask, click here!
  • Hand washing or sanitizing is required upon entry of building. 
  • Maintain at least 6’ of space between each household group.
  • Provide accurate contact information in your registration which can be shared with public health officials should they request it to aide in contact tracing.
  • Do not come to the museum if you or someone in your household has been informed of recent exposure or are experiencing any of these COVID-19 symptoms. Click here for a list of symptoms from the CDC. 
  • During a field trip’s designated lunch time, students may remove their masks while actively eating in the classroom.

What we expect of ourselves: 

  • To exceed the expectations we have for our visitors to mitigate potential exposure – our primary concern is the health and safety of every visitor. 
  • To facilitate distanced experiences that engage, empower, and energize children and families. 
  • To increase our typical disinfecting procedures.
  • To respond quickly to changing guidance from public health officials and adjust our procedures as necessary.

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