Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center plans July 7 reopening with minds-on, not hands-on, activities

The Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center has implemented a number of measures, including mandatory mask use, ahead of its July 7 reopening. (Courtesy Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center)
The Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center has implemented a number of measures, including mandatory mask use, ahead of its July 7 reopening. (Courtesy Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center)

The Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center has implemented a number of measures, including mandatory mask use, ahead of its July 7 reopening. (Courtesy Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center)

The Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center, located at 198 Kempner St., Sugar Land, will reopen July 7 after being temporarily closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Following CDC, state, and local guidelines, the Discovery Center reinvented the visitor experience using outside-of-the-box thinking to continue to provide a safe and imaginative place for learning,” reads a press release from the center.


To maintain social distancing between families, visitors will participate in a one-way scavenger hunt through the museum that will guide them from exhibition to exhibition.

Additional health and safety precautions include:

  • Capping capacity at 20% through the use of prereserved, timed tickets;

  • No-contact entry with no-touch thermometer scans and hand sanitizing stations;

  • Mandatory mask requirements for staff, adults and children age 2 and older;

  • Enhanced cleaning with a larger sanitation crew to disinfect high-touch areas throughout the day and deep clean each night; and

  • Removal of nine hands-on components.


The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.childrensdiscoveryfb.org.
By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Sugar Land/Missouri City

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition and in December 2021 moved to Austin to become the reporter for the Northwest Austin edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.