Port Discovery Children’s Museum works to provide a safe and healthy environment for all its visitors. That’s why the Museum enforces a “Sick Person Policy” among visitors, staff, vendors, and volunteers.

As a general rule, if you or your child has a fever or is too sick to attend work or school, you are too sick to visit Port Discovery Children’s Museum.

The following guidelines are more specific, and we request that visitors with these symptoms not visit the museum.

  • Fever
  • Flu symptoms (headache, high fever, chills, lethargy, muscle aches, cough, sore throat)
  • Upper Respiratory Infections (nasal congestion, runny nose, scratchy throat, painful swallowing, cough watery eyes – with or without fever)
  • Cold symptoms (sneezing and runny nose)
  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • Conjunctivitis or “pink eye” infection
  • Impetigo (infectious skin disease which shows up as small pimples that turn into red blisters in a circular pattern)
  • Strep Throat (child must be on antibiotics for 48 hours before coming to the museum.)
  • Head lice
  • Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease
  • Any other communicable diseases not listed.
  • If you or someone you’ve been in contact with has COVID-19-like symptoms or has had a confirmed case of COVID-19, please wait for the full incubation period before visiting the Museum.

Under the discretion of the Museum, visitors who appear sick may be asked to leave the Museum for the health and safety of other visitors.