March 13, 2020

Children's Museum To Close Temporarily

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The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis will close temporarily to guard against the spread of COVID-19.

In a statement released Friday, the museum says will close for the next two weeks -- Saturday, March 14, through Saturday, March 28 -- and will re-evaluate the situation before re-opening. 

The museum also will postpone the re-opening of Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience. The museum’s preschool will also close temporarily, and all programs and events that were scheduled to take place through March 28 will be postponed.

“While we have had no presumptive or confirmed cases of coronavirus at the museum, we have made this decision out of an abundance of caution to protect the visitors, staff, volunteers, and the community at large, whose safety and well-being are our top priorities,” said Jeffrey Patchen, president and CEO. “Health and safety is our top priority in everything we do.”

The Children's Museum says anyone with pre-purchased tickets for the next two weeks may apply the full value of their ticket to the purchase price of a new ticket through Dec. 31, 2020.

The museum will provide updates on its website and on social media.

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