We’re all in this together. The Staten Island Children’s Museum is committed to the health and safety of our visitors and staff. To ensure the safety of everyone and in accordance with the latest health guidelines from the City of New York, the following policies are in place:
MASKS ARE REQUIRED
For visits through October 31, 2021
Masks must be worn at all times by all individuals aged 2 and above, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. If you or your child cannot wear a mask, we encourage you to check out our At Home with SICM page to experience Museum fun at home. We look forward to welcoming you back into the Museum when these precautions are no longer necessary.
COVID-19 VACCINATIONS REQUIRED
Visitors will need to be at least partially vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine in order to enter and must show proof of vaccination at their time of entry into the Museum with their valid ticket.
“Partially vaccinated” means that upon arrival you have proof of at least the first dose of the vaccine. The requirement may change to fully vaccinated in the near future.
The only exception to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement will be for guests under the age of 12.
Guests may present proof of vaccination or a negative test on paper or a smartphone. For example, New York State residents, or anyone who received a COVID-19 vaccine in New York State, may present proof through the use of the Excelsior Pass.
In addition to proof of vaccination, all guests 18 years or older must also present a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport. Guests under 18 may also use a school photo ID. Guests under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who meets the above requirements. Entry will be denied for guests who do not provide the documentation as required above.
We have also implemented the following changes to prevent transmission of COVID-19.
- Offering timed ticketing to follow mandated capacity limits to ensure safe social distancing.
- Reduced the need for point-of-sale contact through advanced ticketing
- Instituted directional traffic flow in some exhibits and up and down only staircases to prevent close contact
- Replaced water fountains with touchless water bottle refilling stations
- Loose parts have been reduced or removed including wooden building blocks, plush animals, and costumes. Those that remain will either be disinfected or swapped out for previously disinfected items between each session.
- air ionizers and purification systems in our 10 air circulation units.
- touchless toilets and sinks in the 2nd floor bathrooms
- plastic divider at the front desk
- hand sanitizer in every exhibit and sanitizing wipes near high touch loose parts that still remain.
- the number of people allowed in each exhibit space, elevator, and bathroom per social distancing and building capacity guidelines. Please only enter a space once it is free.
- signs reminding visitors of social distancing and mask wearing rules
- the café