Cheshire Children’s Museum announces reopening plans


The Cheshire Children’s Museum in Keene will be re-opening to members on Thursday, October 29 through Saturday, October 31 and opening to the general public on Thursday, November 5.

The museum plans to be open Thursdays through Saturdays and, in order to keep crowds small and the museum sanitized, there will be two sessions for visitors: a morning session from 10 a.m. to noon and an afternoon session from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Visitors must make reservations in advance and the museum will be limiting their capacity to about 15% (or 20 guests per session). The smaller numbers will allow for social distancing and safe play.

In addition to new safety and cleaning protocols, the museum is excited to announce a new fire safety exhibit. During the coming months, the museum will be adding to the exhibit and children will be able to drive the fire truck, use the hose to put out a fire, crawl low through smoke and listen to a 911 call.

New rules when visiting the Cheshire Children’s Museum include:

  • Everyone over 24 months of age must wear a mask over their nose and mouth.
  • Guests should use hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting the museum and periodically while playing using the five dispensers in the museum.
  • There is a limit of one visiting unit per exhibit.
  • Props that end up in a child’s mouth should be placed into one of two Yuck Buckets for cleaning.
  • Please no food or drink in the museum.
  • If you or your children don’t feel well, please stay home.

The Cheshire Children’s Museum is located at 149 Emerald Street in Keene, NH. Admission is $7 for ages 12 months and up; $5 for seniors; $2 with an EBT Card and active military families are free with a valid ID.

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