Dear CCM Community,

It’s hard to believe that our beloved museum has been closed for so many weeks. The staff and I have missed you all terribly and hope that your families are safe.

We are actively monitoring the pandemic’s progression and new public health requirements for indoor spaces. We are making plans to activate CCM’s surrounding gardens and many of you have already engaged with our expanding online offerings. However, after months of consideration – and consultation with San Francisco officials, our Board of Directors, and similar institutions across the Bay Area and the country – we have determined that the Children’s Creativity Museum will not reopen to the general public before Spring Break 2021. We made this strategic decision with member, visitor, and staff safety in mind and to ensure that our signature museum experiences remain as engaging as you remember them. This closure also gives us uninterrupted time to complete critical roof maintenance that would otherwise disrupt our museum experience.

During our extended closure, we hope that you will continue to explore our new, online Create @Home activities on Facebook and Instagram and new program offerings through Outschool (click here for a $20 credit to get you started). We will continue to monitor changing health guidelines and may test socially distant activities in Yerba Buena Gardens later this summer or fall should it become safe to do so. We are also taking this time to evaluate new activities that expand our online presence, forge new partnerships, and deepen our service to children and families in our community.

None of us could have predicted three months ago the extent to which our lives would be upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. I do know, however, that CCM is a strong, vibrant community whose children and families are amongst the most creative and collaborative you’ll find anywhere. CCM staff and I look forward to seeing you in our online programs and we welcome connecting with you via email at


Carol Tang
Carol M. Tang, Ph.D.  
Executive Director