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Plan your visit

Join us for 2-hour playtimes with reduced capacity for social distancing. We are committed to offering a space where our guests and staff are safe to play, learn, and work, in addition to keeping with current CDC COVID-19 guidelines, visitors who are not fully vaccinated, ages 2+, must wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth while inside the museum.

We will continue to monitor updates and will adjust our policies as needed.  – GCM

Check our website for prescheduled events such as field trips and birthday parties.  Online ticket purchase is no longer available. 

Ticketing & Admissions

What days and times will the Museum be open?
The Museum will be open Monday-Saturday 9:30am-5:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm – 5:00pm.

Can I purchase tickets onsite?
Yes, onsite tickets are available.

Will you offer timed ticketing? How does it work?
The Museum will now offer tickets onsite for a 2-hour playtime Monday-Saturday 9:30 am-5:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Please note that the Galveston Children’s Museum is operating at a significantly reduced capacity for your safety.

How much time does my ticket allow?
Two hours 

Can I leave the Museum and reenter on the same day?
Yes, you may leave and re-enter the Museum during your 2 hour visit.

Are strollers allowed?
Yes, we do ask that visitors keep their stroller with them at all times.

Admission Price:
2+ Years: $7
Infants: Free
SNAP/Medicaid Assistance: $1
Members: Free

Will the Museum be open for Family Free Night’s?
At this time, the Museum will not be open for Family Free Night’s. We are committed to bringing it back in the future.

Can we bring in outside food and drink?
Yes! You are more than welcome to bring outside food, we just ask that you refrain from eating in our exhibit areas. We have outdoor seating with picnic tables and umbrellas that you may use. We also have an indoor snack area that parents may use.

Will there be water available from the fountain?
Due to state-regulated health mandates, our water fountains will not be available. There will be water for purchase in The Gift Shop.

Will the Shop at GCM be open?
The Gift Shop at GCM will be open during Museum hours.

Exhibits

What exhibits areas are open/closed?
All exhibit areas will be open.

Safety & Cleaning

How do you maintain cleaning & social distancing with kids?
Following state and city guidelines, Galveston Children’s Museum will re-open at significantly reduced capacity to allow for proper social distancing. Safe distancing will also be facilitated by visits limited to two 2 hour visit time each day.

We ask families to respect the space of other families while being understanding that social distancing is hard for children. Museum staff will have an increased presence to assist with social distancing concerns or questions. 

There will be hand sanitizer throughout the Museum. Visitors are encouraged to clean their hands often.

Will everyone including children have to wear masks?
Museum staff and any visitors age 10 and over that have not been vaccinated will be encouraged to wear masks that cover their mouths and noses.  Visitors and staff that have been fully vaccinated are not required to wear a mask.