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Museum Policies

 

For the protection of the collection and our visitors, the following policies currently apply when you visit the Center:

Smoking, Food and Drink:  Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the Center building.  Food and drinks (except plastic water bottles) are prohibited in all areas except the kitchen and classroom. 

Wheelchairs and Strollers:  Wheelchairs (including motorized) and strollers are permitted in the museum.

Lost and Found: If you think you may have left something behind, call us at 928-567-0066.

Pets: Pets (except service animals) are not permitted anywhere in the Center building. The Center abides by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and allows service animals, that is, animals trained to perform specific tasks for an individual with a disability, into all the public areas of the Museum. A service animal is required to be under control at all times by its handler, although a leash is not required. An out of control or disruptive animal may be required to leave the Museum if the handler is unable to reestablish control over the animal or stop the disruptive behavior. Out of control behaviors include consistent barking, lunging or being aggressive towards people, interfering with collections objects, or urinating or defecating on the premises. If the animal’s behavior warrants its removal from the Museum, the animal’s handler can stay in the Museum without the animal.  However, animals such as “comfort animals”, “therapy animals”, “companion animals,” or “emotional support animals” are not service animals as defined by the ADA because they are not trained to perform a specific task for an individual with a disability and are therefore not allowed into the Museum.

Photography: Still photography is permitted or private, noncommercial use only.  Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner. The use of flash is prohibited at all times. Movie and video cameras are prohibited.  For safety reasons, tripods and monopods are not permitted at any time. For press and other special photography, including film and videotape projects, please contact the Executive Director to discuss. 

Sketching and Copying: Only pencil sketching of items in the display cases is permitted.  The use of ballpoint pens, ink, markers, fountain pens, crayon, pastel, charcoal or watercolors outside of the Children's Discovery Area is not permitted.  While sketching, please do not hinder visitor traffic flow.  During periods of high attendance, the Center reserves the right to make any necessary adjustments to this sketching policy.