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
Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City 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.


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