Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
IS THERE A COST?
Yes, daily admission is $6 per person over the age of 12 months. Family Memberships are $95 per year for 4 named family members.. You can add additional individuals (adults or children) for $10 each. Daycare Memberships are $125 per year for 1 named adult and 5 children. You can add additional children for $4 each. Note that for Daycare Memberships, there must be one adult for every 5 children.
DO YOU OFFER MEMBERSHIPS?
Yes, we offer Family Memberships and Daycare Memberships. Learn more.
DO YOU OFFER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?
Yes, discounts are available for needs-based family memberships. Please contact us for more information.
WHAT HOURS ARE YOU OPEN*?
Tuesday: 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday: 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
*Subject to change
*Hours subject to change
CAN I RE-ENTER IF I LEAVE?
Yes, as long as you are re-entering on the same day.
WHAT AGE RANGE IS THE MUSEUM GEARED TOWARD?
WHAT IS AN OTTER COVE FOUNDING MEMBER?
Founding members who donate $50 or more to the project will be invited to early pilot play opportunities beginning in the winter of 2019. These will be by invitation only and are intended to allow the designers to adapt the play structure based upon how children interact with it. Invitations will be sent to the founding members group and will be limited to the amount of children the designers are targeting. Becoming a founding member does not automatically guarantee your spot. It does guarantee you an invitation!
If you are interested in becoming a founding member, donate today!
CAN I DROP MY CHILD OFF OR AM I REQUIRED TO ACCOMPANY MY CHILD THROUGHOUT THE MUSEUM?
A parent or other supervising adult (18 years or older) is required to be at the museum with each child. Otter Cove is a stay-and-play experience and not a licensed day care. We expect caretakers to be actively watching and/or playing with their children.
ARE FOOD AND BEVERAGES ALLOWED IN THE MUSEUM?
Yes, but food and beverages must be kept out of exhibit and play spaces. We ask that you bring nut-free foods only and enjoy them in our mud room or birthday party room. We ask that you clean up after your group once you are finished.
CAN I HAVE MY CHILD’S BIRTHDAY PARTY AT THE MUSEUM?
Yes, we offer birthday party rentals at the museum! Check out our Party Page!
DO YOU ACCOMMODATE DAYCARE GROUPS AND FIELD TRIPS?
Yes, we do! Please see the information about planning a field trip to the museum.
DO YOU NEED VOLUNTEERS?
HOW CAN I MAKE A MONETARY DONATION?
We have a special page dedicated to donations which can be made online or check. Otter Cove Children's Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit #83-3891315. You will receive a thank you letter with all applicable information for tax purposes.
DO YOU HAVE AN AREA FOR NURSING?
There is a dedicated room for nursing and also seating and benches throughout the space. Nursing mothers are welcomed to nurse wherever they feel comfortable.
DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR PARKING?
No, parking is free in front of the building and there are designated spots behind the building as well.