The Jackson Hole Children’s Museum has best practice standards and processes in place for the cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection of the Museum, including exhibit areas and other common areas, as well as “loose” interactive items (costumes, toys and manipulatives). These standards include:

  • Multiple hand sanitizer stations located throughout the Museum
  • The Museum team cleans and wipes down exhibit areas and affixed and loose parts throughout the day as well as at the close of each day. We bleach and sanitize all toys and manipulatives after closure each week.
  • The Museum custodial staff cleans common areas (bathrooms, hand rails, elevator buttons, etc.) on an ongoing basis throughout the week.
  • All cloth props (costumes, puppets, etc.) are machine washed on a regular basis using a high temperature cycle.
  • Containers for toys placed in the mouth are located throughout the Museum and are cleaned with professional disinfectant at the end of each day, before they are returned to the Museum floor for use


The Center for Disease Control recommends the following preventative measures to stop the spread of germs. Our staff is required to follow these guidelines; we encourage our daily visitors to do the same.

  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 48 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. After using a tissue, throw it in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like flu.