Proactive Measures Regarding COVID-19

We Care About Your Health

March 14, 2020: In light of the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Erie County, Explore & More will be closed starting immediately until further notice. We will keep everyone posted as to when we are reopening. Thank you for your understanding & please stay safe.

March 12, 2020: As our community begins to feel the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to share with you the steps we are taking here at Explore & More to help protect the health and safety of our visitors and associates, which is always our top priority.

We have been closely monitoring local, national and global reports on the evolving impact of COVID-19. We are following the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization, applicable public health agencies as well as a global network of museums to ensure we are complying with best practices. As a result, we’ve established processes and procedures that will allow us to respond timely and appropriately.

Our housekeeping and sanitation efforts in the museum have been greatly expanded. Our disinfectant is hospital-grade and therefore kills both flu and COVID-19 germs.  We use industrial grade dishwashers to clean smaller toys daily.  We have increased the number of times that we clean the museum’s often touched and played with surfaces so that we are constantly cycling throughout the museum cleaning. We have added hand sanitizing stations to every floor of the museum.

We feel deeply for those who have been affected. Thankfully, as of now, we’re not aware of any associate contracting COVID-19. However, we have implemented guidelines that instruct any associate who may develop symptoms or encounters infected individuals to stay home and follow the CDC’s instructions.

We ask our beloved patrons to please wait to visit Explore & More if you and/or the members of your family are experiencing flu-like symptoms until you and/your family are fever free for a minimum of 24 hours. Please wash your hands frequently when visiting the museum and refrain from touching your hands to your face, eyes, nose or mouth. If you need to cough or sneeze, please do so in a tissue or on your upper arm and wash your hands immediately after. The complete CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of infection can be found here.

At this time, we are open for business during our regular hours, should conditions change, please rest assured that we will close without delay until the conditions have been addressed.

Again, the health and safety of our visitors and associates are our top priority and we’re committed to doing our part to help keep you safe.


The Explore & More team

Explore & More will be closed Sunday, May 26-Tuesday, May 28. We will be open for play again on Wednesday, May 29!