Code of Conduct

Welcome Adult Adventurers and Kid Explorers:
We ask that you play safe, play nice, and play often! Below are some important rules for the safety and enjoyment of all our visitors and staff.

  • Adults must remain with and supervise children in their group at all times.
  • Under 16? If so, you must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years) upon admission. Please refrain from dropping off children for unsupervised play.
  • Parents and guardians should always maintain a 1:6 ratio, this means at least 1 adult (18 and over) for every six children (under 17).
  • Dos and Don’ts of Dress: DO wear a shirt and shoes at all times! DON’T wear “wheelies” or other rolling shoes.
  • We all get excited to explore, but please refrain from running, screaming or disruptive behavior in general.  Causing deliberate damage to the Museum or the person or property of others cannot be tolerated.
  • Give everyone a chance to learn and play; please respect the exhibits and other visitors’ experience.

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery staff frequently document our visitors and activities for promotional and historical purposes.  Please notify the Admissions Desk upon arrival if you do not wish to be included in photography or videography.  For those wishing to document your visit today, you must limit photography to the children and guests in your immediate group.  The Museum reserves the right to confiscate any photo or video documentation that violates this policy.

The Museum is not responsible for lost, misplaced, or stolen items.  Items placed in the Lost and Found will be kept for 30 days.

Food and drink are not permitted in the Museum, except in designated vending areas.

For the safety of guests and our animal residents, pets are not permitted in the museum. Licensed service animals are welcome, but must be checked in at the Admissions Desk so that our Live Animals staff can be notified and adjust programs accordingly.

The Museum is a non-smoking facility; regular and electronic cigarettes are prohibited. Designated smoking areas are available outside the main Museum entrance.

Weapons are not permitted in the Museum.

Have other questions about planning your visit?
Be sure to check out the FAQs page.

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