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We have enjoyed welcoming families back into our museum during our phased reopening. We’ve learned a lot and most importantly – we are grateful for the overwhelming support from our community.

General Admission |  Member Morning | Museum Rentals | Health and Safety  |  Visitor Guidelines 

In accordance with the recently updated mask mandate in Orange County, all visitors age 2 and up are required to wear a face mask while inside Kidzu Children’s Museum, regardless of vaccine status.

General Admission

General Admission sessions are open to both members and non-members. These sessions will have limited capacity to promote social distancing while at the museum.

Kidzu Members: FREE

Adults: $8.50/each

Children, 12+ months: $8.50/each

Children, under 12 months: FREE

EBT/SNAP Card Holders: $3.00/each

Online advance registration is recommended to guarantee your spot. Walk-ins will be welcome until capacity is reached. Members, be sure to log in with your member account to receive your automatic ticket discounts online!

By reserving tickets at Kidzu, you are agreeing to our COVID-19 and Visitor Agreements. 

Member Morning

Join us for Member Morning every Saturday from 10am-12pm! These 2-hour sessions are for members only, and capacity is limited to 30 total individuals. Admission to Member Mornings is FREE but pre-registration is still required.

Not yet a member? Kidzu offers annual memberships and short-term memberships. Click here to learn more and become a member today!

Your Hive Only - Museum Rentals

Enjoy exclusive use of the museum reserved for “Your Hive Only”! 

Rentals consist of one reservation of individuals within the same household or “pod”.  Rentals are limited capacity and must be reserved at least 48 hours in advance. At this time, use of the Makery is not available during museum rentals. If you’d like to speak with a member of the Kidzu team about adding a Makery activity to your rental, please contact us at

Members save 15% on “Your Hive Only” Museum Rentals!

2-hour Museum Rental

  • $250.00 + tax
  • Limited to 35 total individuals
  • Sunday, 10am-12pm
  • Evening rentals available upon request

Health and Safety

Your health and safety is our top priority. We’ve implemented the following practices into our reopening plans so that we can welcome you back safely:
  • Enhanced cleaning schedules in accordance with CDC guidelines and standards set forth by the Association of Children’s Museums
  • Frequent sanitizing of common touch areas and exhibit items using EPA approved disinfectants
  • 12 hand sanitizer stations throughout the exhibit areas
  • Mask requirements for all staff and visitors over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status. All exhibit props/toys are on a rotation to ensure proper cleaning between each use
  • “Touched toys” baskets are provided near every exhibit
  • PPE (gloves, masks, sanitizers) purchased for the Kidzu team. Masks/gloves available to visitors upon request
  • Newly purchased electrostatic sanitizing sprayers for a quick drying, one-pass method to sanitize high-touch items and surfaces.

Exploring our Exhibits - What to Expect

  • Designated baskets are provided for visitors to use when they’ve finished playing with an exhibit item. Once you’re done, toss the item into one of these “Touched Toy Baskets” and the Kidzu team will sanitize prior to placing the items back into the exhibits.
  • The Book Nook is open! We have provided a basket for books that have been used. Once you’re finished reading a book, place it into the designated basket to be sanitized.
  • Most exhibits are limited to one group/household at a time. If an exhibit or area you wish to visit is full, please switch gears and visit elsewhere or wait patiently for capacity to become available.
  • Drinking fountains will be temporarily closed off, but our water bottle filling station is always available! Visitors are strongly encouraged to bring their own water bottles.

Visitor Guidelines

  • Keep 6 feet apart from people not in your group.
  • Caregivers are asked to stay within “high-five” distance of children to help with group distancing.
  • Visitors ages 2 and older are required to wear face coverings indoors, regardless of vaccination status. 
  • Please use walking feet as you move throughout the museum
  • Food and drink are not permitted within the carpeted areas
  • Please keep your shoes on, unless utilizing the “Tot Plot”
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult 16 or older

As a 501(c)(3) organization, Kidzu is categorized as a nonprofit museum and is reopening in a limited capacity in accordance with orders set by the state of NC regarding covid restrictions/phases. See complete information pertaining to Museums from the NCDHHS website by clicking here

Become a Member!

As a non-profit in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, membership and admissions from members of our community are imperative to Kidzu’s ability to stay open and provide families with a safe space to learn and play together. Annual and short-term options are available!

Need More Information?

We’ve compiled some Reopening FAQ’s to help answer additional questions you may have. If you need to contact a member of the Kidzu team, call us at (919) 933-1455 or send us an email at

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