At The Sandbox Children’s Museum we take seriously the health and safety of our guests and staff. As an institution, which is based on hands-on interactive play, we are taking several measures to keep our environment as clean as possible. We are increasing the frequency in which we clean and sanitize our exhibits, movable props, and toys throughout the day, in addition to maintaining our nightly deep cleaning schedule.

All visitors are asked to either use hand sanitizer or wash hands upon entering the museum.

We ask that if you or your child has experienced a cough or fever in the past 24hours that you wait until you are symptom free for 24 hours before visiting The Sandbox.

We do reserve the right to ask visitors to leave, without refund, if we observe excessive coughing or sneezing, which could threaten the health of other guests or staff. We appreciate your cooperation during this time.


The Sandbox is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation via updates and guidance from trusted public health sources including the Beaufort County Health Department, South Carolina Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the leadership from the town of Hilton Head and Bluffton.

At this time, The Sandbox plans to remain open at both locations as a resource to families, as the South Carolina Department of Health is not recommending the cancellation of public events. As additional information becomes available, The Sandbox Children’s Museum is fully committed to taking any necessary steps to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff.

The Sandbox children’s Museum is currently expanding its robust cleaning routine to ensure that surface areas around the museum are being disinfected frequently with an antibacterial solution. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Door handles
  • Railings and exhibit handles/steering wheels, etc.
  • Small pieces, paint brushes, markers, etc.
  • Drinking fountains
  • Exhibit spaces
  • Restrooms
  • Infant/Toddler toys that might be placed in the mouth.
  • Diaper changing stations

The Sandbox Children’s Museum is also posting additional handwashing signage around the site, outlining handwashing procedures recommended by the CDC.

The Sandbox is emphasizing the CDC recommendation that all staff remain at home and do not come into work if feeling sick, or exhibiting symptoms such a cough or fever. Staff are encouraged to remain at home until they are symptom-free for 24 hours.

Additionally, The Sandbox is posting signage asking visitors who have experienced a cough or fever in the past 24 hours to postpone their visit to the museum and return at a time when they have been symptom-free for 24 hours.

Any updates regarding COVID-19 or our response to the situation will be communicated to all visitors via email list, posted on the The Sandbox website, and shared via social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, and Twittter).


South Carolina DHEC

Centers for Disease Control

Medical University of South Carolina

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