Health & Safety Information

Welcome Back: Our Commitment to Safety

We care deeply about our guests, our employees, and our community. To best safeguard the health and safety of all, we have significantly enhanced our protocols and procedures. 

Frequently Asked Questions


What to Expect 

  • Masks that cover the nose and mouth and fit closely against the sides of the face are required for all guests ages 3 and up.
    • Please note: Face shields alone are not an acceptable form of face covering. Guests wearing face shields will be given a disposable mask to wear in addition to or as a replacement for the face shield.
  • No-touch temperature checks are required for guests ages 3 and up.
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols, including the addition of hand sanitization stations, the placement of antimicrobial films on high-touch surfaces where possible, and the removal of unnecessary touchpoints for ease of visitor flow.
  • Advance tickets are required for ALL guests, including Members—with no online fees. 
  • We are operating at a reduced capacity with hourly timed tickets and ample signage and distance markings to support physical distancing. 
  • New hours: Wednesday through Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; closed Monday - Tuesday. 

What to Experience 

Designed with safety first, your visit is yours to tailor. 

  • Explore iconic exhibits at your own pace, including The Giant Heart, Electricity, Your Brain, Train Factory, Changing Earth, Amazing Machine, Space Command, and Sir Issac's Loft. 
  • Experience Live Science Shows including Liquid Air Show and Science of Combustion.
  • See live dissections in the Giant Heart exhibit, projected on the wall for ease of viewing.
  • Watch shows in the Fels Planetarium
  • Discover the latest Artificial Intelligence capabilities and future possibilities in the newest iteration of Now/Next.  
  • Relax and recharge at Creation Station for Tots, a “build-and-play” pop-up space designed with tiny tots in mind.  
  • Learn about 3D printing from tech experts in the Tech Studio.
  • All new food and beverage options are now available in the café with socially-distanced indoor seating options. Please note: Masks may only be removed while eating in this designated area and outdoors.
  • Enjoy lunch outdoors in Science Park a 20,000 square-foot outdoor space, newly-transformed with picnic tables and canopies designed for casual seating and eating.
  • A visit to the Sci-Store!

*Some exhibits and other high-touch components will remain temporarily closed, including Air Show, SportsZone, the Holt & Miller Observatory, and the Tuttleman IMAX® Theater. 

As we continue to monitor and review guidance from the city, state, federal government, and public health officials, we will adjust as necessary to adhere to changing guidelines.