CMOM / COVID-19

CMOM TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID SURGE: DECEMBER 26, 2020

As directed by Shelby County health officials, CMOM is temporarily closed due to the current COVID surge. We encourage families to follow the safe-at-home directive and enjoy your family during the holiday season. We will be monitoring the recommendations and working closing with county officials on when we can reopen. Be sure to check back for any updates.

CMOM CELEBRATES 30 YEARS

June 16, 1990, will forever be a landmark date in the hearts of the visionaries whose dream of a children’s museum in their hometown became a reality when the doors opened for the first time. Over the past thirty years, we have seen our mission come to life in the eyes of children: engaging children in playful learning.

Thirty years later, we look back on the community support through every phase of the museum:

  • 1988: Lease the armory for $1 per year from the City of Memphis
  • 1990: Grand Opening – 12,000 square foot of exhibit space
  • 2001: Grand Opening on Expansion: Additional 8,000 square feet of exhibit space (20,000 sq. ft. total)
  • 2013: Grand Opening of H2Oh! Splash Park and Outdoor PlaySpace
  • 2017: Grand Opening of the Memphis Grand Carousel & Pavilion

CDC Compliancy:

The Children’s Museum of Memphis is taking the following steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

AT THE ENTRANCE
Signage asking guests to comply with CDC requirements including:

  • Wearing a mask if you are over the age of 2.
  • Social distancing
  • Washing / sanitizing hands frequently

If you have any questions, please call visitor services at 901-458-2678. 

INSIDE THE MUSEUM
Additional precautions including:

  • Sanitation station at the entrance
  • Maximum number of guests at 50% capacity
  • Screening all guests at admissions
  • General COVID-related health question
  • Requesting they reschedule their visit if feeling ill
  • Cashless and touchless admission process
  • Ample sanitizer stations throughout the museum
  • Since masks are required, we have an ample number of masks available for sale
  • All touchable items in the museum are frequently sanitized
  • Sanitized toys will replace touched toys
  • Rotated closures of exhibits for sanitizing
  • Vital Oxide and electrostatic sprayer is being used throughout the day
  • The museum will be closed to the public on Mondays for deep cleaning

STAFF REQUIREMENTS

  • All staff is required to wear masks and be symptom free