There is a lot that happens while the museum is closed to the public. One of the most important tasks we complete is thoroughly cleaning the exhibits and their smaller play pieces as we do each day. This includes washing any costumes that go along with each exhibit. The exhibit pieces which are worn will be repaired or replaced. New items are also added to increase the learning and imaginative possibilities of play.
Additionally, certain tasks that we address during this time require more than just one day to complete. For example, the walls and several of our exhibits which are in need of attention receive a fresh coat of paint. We also take the time to clean the carpets and refinish the stairs and floors by the water table, sand table, in the multi-purpose room and in the art room.
“There will be some noticeable changes when we open back up after our annual shutdown,” said Adam Woodworth, the museum’s Executive Director. “As a nonprofit organization, our mission is to positively impact a child’s potential in life through play-based education. We look forward to doing this work to help move that mission forward.”
After we are finished, we welcome you to come back to play and learn! The museum will reopen to the public on Tuesday, September 11th at 9:00 a.m. for members and 9:30 a.m. for non-members. Hope to see you soon!