September 12, 2017 / News & Blog

Children’s Museums Affected by Hurricane Irma

[Post updated September 19]

Our hearts go out to all those affected by Hurricane Irma, as well as those still recovering from Hurricane Harvey. We’re happy to report that several ACM members affected by the storm will reopen their doors on Wednesday, September 13. Some museums are already open, while others continue to assess the damage.

This list will be updated as we hear more information.

Museo del Nino de Carolina, Puerto Rico, plans to open:

Translation to English: “Thanks to this wonderful team, the Children’s Museum will open its doors next Wednesday. A group of workers committed to children, working tirelessly to restore facilities.”

Miami Children’s Museum, opens at noon:

The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast (Jensen Beach, FL) also plans to open:

Glazer Children’s Museum (Tampa, FL) opens with $7 admission through September:

Great Explorations Children’s Museum (St. Petersburg, FL) will reopen with half-off admission until further notice:

Explorations V is also reopening.

Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center in Boynton Beach is open with limited programming:

Pensacola Children’s Museum has reopened with normal hours.

Tag! Children’s Museum of St. Augustine, an emerging museum, is resuming planning and design of its new building.

The Virgin Islands Children’s Museum is still assessing the damage to their structure:

[September 15 update]: The museum sustained damage and is beginning the cleanup process.

The Boca Raton Children’s Museum, Young at Art Museum in Davie, FL, and Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples all plan to open as soon as possible:

[September 15 update]: Boca Raton Children’s Museum is open!

[September 18 update]: Young At Art Museum is open!



[September 15 update] Children’s Museum of Naples remains closed as it continues to assess the damage.

We’re inspired by our museums’ resilience and commitment to providing safe and fun places for families to play.

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