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The Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley is now open in its new location

The new space features four exhibits.
Published: Apr. 14, 2021 at 5:22 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 14, 2021 at 10:33 AM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) -The Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley is now open in its new home in the Lake Walk area of Bryan.

The museum is located at 4114 Lake Atlas Drive in Bryan, and its goal is to engage children through S.T.E.A.M activities. S.T.E.A.M. stands for, science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

“Our focus here is to innovate, create, and play,” said Ashley Kortis, Executive Director of The Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley. “We want kids and their families to experience each of those things in different areas of our museum.”

According to Kortis, the new space features lots of learning opportunities and exhibits that have benefits for children of various ages.

  • Main Street
    • On Main Street, Bryan, Texas, children can learn about professions and role-play. Main Street is also an interactive space that has areas that mimics parts of B/CS.
  • Innovation Station
    • The Innovation Station is a laboratory for kids where they can create, build and try out different experiments. It’s also a makers station where each month it will rotate different crafts for families to complete.
  • Soft Play Zone
    • This area was created for children ages 0-24 months. It gives them the opportunity to work on motor skills, practice walking, climbing, and more.
  • Space Exploration
    • Learn about space and different planets! This area features the museum’s iconic multi-level rocket ship.

Our #innovationstation has Tinker Trays available for guests of all ages! Just ask a staff member and she will provide a curated tray just for you! #makerspace #tinkering #making #childrensmuseum #sciencemuseum

Posted by The Children's Museum of the Brazos Valley on Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley says they have cleaning and disinfection policies in place to help keep everyone safe. Below is a breakdown of their protocols:

  • All props are sanitized on a regular schedule and are either laundered or hand sanitized with commercial-grade, kid-safe sanitizer. We provide bins for removing props from the floor that need to be sanitized right away.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at multiple locations throughout the museum.
  • Hand washing station located on the museum floor.
  • Staff sanitizes surfaces before opening and again mid-day, and empty garbage throughout the day.
  • Staff cleans floors, sinks, and restrooms and empty garbage nightly in all museum spaces.
  • The museum is closed on Mondays for a DEEP CLEAN of all exhibit components.

Admission is $10 for children 1-14, free for babies up to 11 months old, and $4 for those 15 and up.

For the summer, the museum is also offering summer camps that cover various themes like “Mini Chef’s Academy,” “Under the Sea,” “Junk Drawer Inventor,” and more. Click here to learn more about the summer camps.

The museum is open Tuesday through Thursday and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., for members only, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., for general admission. Fridays 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., for members only, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., for general admission. Plus, on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. for general admission.

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