Parents in Austin, it’s going to be a difficult spring break. The Thinkery children’s museum will be closed Friday through at least March 22.
“This closure is in response to the growing concern related to the COVID-19/Coronavirus crisis,” said the press release.
This means that all programming, events and spring break camps as well will be closed.
“Thinkery takes the health and well-being of our community seriously,” said Patricia Young Brown, Thinkery’s Chief Operating Officer, in a press release “As a hands-on learning environment that caters to children and families, we're committed to operating in a responsible way that promotes a .healthy community and adheres to the best advice of public health officials at the local, state, and national levels.”
The decision to close followed the announcement on Friday of two presumed positive COVID-19 cases in Austin.
The Thinkery says it will monitor the news and consult with the city, state and federal health authorities about when to reopen and if additional changes will need to be made to the way the museum operates.
The announcement follows the canceling of Rodeo Austin, the Contemporary Austin’s Art Free For All, the ABC Kite Festival, the closure of spring break camps inside Austin Independent School District Schools.