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An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is a very contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and visitors with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By reserving tickets you acknowledge that you understand and voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 for all.
Throughout the pandemic, the Children’s Museum of Skagit County has followed the guidelines from the federal, state and local level. Therefore, beginning March 12th masks will no longer be required in the Museum. Visitors, members, students and CMSC employees will be able to choose whether or not they want to wear a mask on a voluntary basis. We will support and respect anyone who continues to wear a mask, with the understanding that people may have health or family concerns, or other reasons for wearing them.
Our operations, rules and procedures are based on the recommendations of the Skagit County Public Health Department, the Centers for Disease Control and Healthy Washington Reopening Guidance for Museums, the Association for Children’s Museums and World Health Organizations and are in alignment with other children’s museums in WA state and with public schools. Dates and procedures may change because of mandates or directives. We’re monitoring the updates in WA State, and will make adjustments accordingly when we know of the latest guidance.
Visitor Code of Conduct
We are committed to providing a healthy and safe environment. When visiting, you and all members of your group agree to the following:
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In response to the global pandemic, the Children’s Museum of Skagit County closed in mid-March, 2020 (just a year after reopening after relocation and construction) and remained closed for over a year until June 2, 2021. All but three staff members were furloughed and the Museum facility entered hibernation. Thanks to Federal grant & funding opportunities, State and local relief, foundation grants and individual donors, CMSC was able to weather the closure. Reopening in a limited capacity has been financially challenging, but with gratitude to our visitors, members, supporters and more grant funds, we are open!
One day before the anniversary of our opening in our new space, we had to close as part of the state-wide pandemic response. With the Museum closed for 15 months to general admissions, field trips and parties, there was no business revenue coming in. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, donations are welcome at any time. Consider renewing your membership, or getting a new one. Host a Facebook fundraiser. Collect pocket change in your laundry room. Every little bit helps!
All memberships were extended for the equivalent time of our closure.
Our annual Chair-ity Auction went virtual for 2020 and 2021! Learn more about how to sponsor and when it all happens on our Auction page.