The Greensboro Children’s Museum reopened Saturday, September 5.

Welcome back! A lot has changed around us since our doors closed in mid-March. But one thing that remains the same is our commitment to play, learning and exploration. As we reopen our doors, we are making strides to continue to provide children and families with everything imaginable in a clean safe environment. Learn more about our new procedures.

We invite families to come explore, play and enjoy the museum with our new hours and sanitizing procedures. Below you’ll find more details to help you plan your next visit.

  • location

    220 North Church Street
    Greensboro, NC  27401

  • NEW! 
    operating hours

    Please review our waiver upon arrival. By registering for a play session you are acknowledging and agreeing to the terms. You can preregister here.

  • admissions

    All ages:     $10 plus nc sales tax
    Babies under 1 year:     free

    Admission sales will close 30 minutes before the start of each play session. Each play session is three hours. Your admission purchase is only valid for one play session.

  • parking

    Convenient and free parking is available to GCM visitors and members in our adjacent Museum parking lot. If the lot is full, parking is also available along Church Street (parking meters) and across the street in the Church Street Parking Deck (free on weekends).  The first hour of parking is free and each additional hour is 75 cents. Handicap parking is available in the Museum parking lot.

frequently asked questions

For the safety and wellbeing of our visitors and staff, the Greensboro Children’s Museum will limit attendance to 150 visitors on a first come, first serve basis.

 

Additionally, GCM has closely reviewed guidelines from the CDC to develop a robust reopening plan. Highlights from this plan include:

  • Cleaning and sanitization of high touch, wipeable surfaces throughout the day with a rotation of all moveable exhibit props before each play session.
  • Symptom screening and temperature check for all staff, visitors, and vendors entering the Museum.
  • Face coverings requirements for all visitors and staff, including children ages 5 and older.
  • Social distancing floor markers and reminder signage placed throughout the Museum
  • And more!

 

We invite you to review our cleaning procedures and complete reopening plan for further details.

Beginning Saturday, September 4th, the Greensboro Children’s Museum will operate Thursday – Monday. Please see our new hours below:

Yes, preregistration is required. Admissions is available on a first come, first serve basis as we are limiting capacity to encourage social distancing. By purchasing admissions, you agree to the Museum’s waiver of liability. You can preregister here.

Visitors can arrive as early as 15 minutes prior to opening to complete their symptom screening. Visitors will be permitted to enter the museum at the start of the play session.

The Greensboro Children’s Museum will limit attendance to 150 visitors per play session to allow for proper social distancing. Staff will frequently monitor the exhibits and encourage visitors to social distance.

The US Centers for Disease Control recommends all people 2 years of age and older wear a cloth face covering in public settings. For the safety of our visitors and staff, we require all visitors ages 5 and older to wear a face covering while at the Museum and strongly recommend ages 2 – 4 wear a face covering.

The Outdoor Play Plaza closes when the heat index hits 100 and during weather events including, but not limited to rain, lightning, thunder, and high winds. Click here to review our complete Outdoor Play Plaza rules. Please plan accordingly. We will post a notice if the Outdoor Play Plaza closes on our social media channels.

Visitors are not permitted to play on the XXL Neptune Climbers with open-toed shoes. Click here to review our complete Outdoor Play Plaza rules. Visitors seen climbing with open-toed shoes will be asked to leave.

In accordance with NC Governor Roy Cooper’s recent announcement introducing Phase 2.5, visitors will have access to the Museum’s indoor exhibits.

Yes! Members can still enjoy unlimited visits with a valid membership. You must present your membership card when you arrive.

Yes, we will be extending memberships purchased before July 1, 2020 out for four months from the current expiration date. For example, if you were set to expire on August 31, 2020, your membership now expires on December 31, 2020.

We are not accepting any passes, discounts, or coupons at this time.

Yes, please present your gift certificate when you arrive.

Yes, we are now accepting birthday party reservations for groups of 25. For more information and booking details please contact our Birthday Party Coordinator, Stephanie Clifford at sclifford@gcmuseum.com.

To encourage social distancing, we are not offering any group discounts at this time.

Helpful Information

  • Due to recent news surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Greensboro Children’s Museum is closely monitoring announcements by officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is enhancing our current cleaning procedures by increasing the frequency in which we clean and sanitize our exhibits, movable props and toys throughout the day. The safety and well-being of our guests is always our top priority.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult (no drop-offs) and all adults must be accompanied by a child. Adults who wish to take a tour of the Museum can do so with a Museum staff escort.
  • GCM is a smoke-free campus! There is no smoking permitted in the parking lot, Museum or The Edible Schoolyard.
  • Visitor photography is permitted for personal, non-commercial use only. Photography must not disrupt other Museum visitors or staff, and must not limit accessibility to exhibits, entrances/exits, doorways, and high traffic areas. Click here to view our complete photography policy.

If you have any questions about any of these policies, please contact Gabrielle Howell, Operations Director, at ghowell@gcmuseum.com or 336-574-2898 x305.