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, program classrooms and other common areas. These practices include:

  • Limited capacity to allow for social distancing.
  • Temperature and symptom checks upon arrival at JHCM.
  • Museum staff and any visitor age 3 and older are required to wear masks when inside the Museum. Masks are encouraged for guests between the ages of 3 and 18. We ask that guests who have medical issues which may prohibit them from wearing a mask call the Museum prior to their visit. 
  • 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 a thorough mid-day and end-of-day cleaning. We bleach and sanitize all toys and manipulatives as a part of the twice daily thorough cleaning.
  • The Museum custodial staff cleans common areas (bathrooms, hand rails, elevator buttons, etc.) on an ongoing basis throughout the week.
  • All fabric and porous toys and props (costumes, puppets, etc.) have been removed.
  • Containers for toys placed in the mouth are located throughout the Museum and are cleaned with professional disinfectant, 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 and visitors are required to follow these guidelines:

  • Avoid close contact with sick people. Please do not visit JHCM if you have been in contact with anyone who has Covid-19 symptoms or who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Neither staff or visitors may not come to JHCM if they have had Covid-19 symptoms or exposure.  We require individuals to be symptom free for a minimum of 24 hours and to provide a negative Covid test or written permission from a physician before visiting JHCM.
  • Cover your nose and mouth 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 to limit the spread of germs.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects frequently.
  • Food is currently not allowed in the Museum space and program participants must provide their own lunches and snacks.