Effective Oct 19

To keep our children safe, Washington State mandates that face coverings are required for all Museum visitors ages 5 and up while playing indoors. If you prefer not to wear a face covering, contact us for more information on how you can enjoy the Museum experience at home through our Curiosity Kit program 360-956-0818×0. Please note that visitors who do not comply with the mask mandate will be asked to leave. Thank you!

As a Youth Setting, face coverings are required for preschool and camp students, as well as all museum staff in accordance with the WA State Secretary of Health’s mandate.

Information About Your Visit

By reserving tickets, you agree to the following Health Policy, Visitor Code of Conduct, and Waiver for all members of your group:​

Health Policy

To ensure the safety of our visitors and staff, Hands On Children’s Museum requires that anyone entering the facility be free of the following symptoms that are related to the COVID-19 virus including fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. By reserving tickets, you confirm that all members of your group are not currently experiencing these symptoms and that you will reschedule your visit should any symptoms present themselves before entry. Refunds will be provided as described in our cancellation policy.

Visitor Code of Conduct

We are committed to providing a healthy and safe environment at the Hands On Children’s Museum. When visiting, you and all members of your group agree to follow the current Washington State mask requirements.


An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is a very contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and visitors with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting the museum, you acknowledge that you understand and voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 for all members of your group.

Cancellation Policy

If your party cannot attend at the reserved time, we ask that you cancel or reschedule your reservation at least 24 hours in advance to allow others to utilize your time slot. Refunds are allowed with 24 hours’ notice. An exception to the 24-hour notice requirement may be granted for COVID-related health issues.

What You Need to Know for a Safe Visit

  • Online registration for timed entry is highly recommended. The Museum will allow limited walk-ins if capacity allows.
  • Before you hop into your car and head to the museum, please make sure everyone is feeling well. You must be healthy to play.
  • Please limit the items you bring into the museum to just the essentials – leave strollers and non-essentials in the car. Lockers are available for $2.
The Museum is Sparkling Clean

The Museum is cleaned continuously throughout the day and props are rotated every few hours. We have several hand washing stations to help keep busy hands clean. The Museum’s innovative HVAC system keeps air moving at all times and all ducts have been completely cleaned. Windows and roll-up doors will be open to maximize airflow and we’ve added new experiences in the Outdoor Discovery Center for more outdoor play.