Children’s museums are particularly damaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, because of their reliance on earned income, the difficulty of sanitizing their exhibits, and the caution of parents. Yet children’s museums are playing creative roles in helping their communities cope with the novel coronavirus.
“When a children’s museum goes away, it’s not just a fun, beautiful venue that goes away, it’s a central community resource.”
It's hard enough for any museum trying to reopen right now, but children's museums face especially tough challenges. (Especially those with names like Philadelphia's Please Touch Museum, the Hands On! Discovery Center in Gray, Tenn., and the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum in Michigan.)