Discovery Center’s Re-opening Plans

The Discovery Center is open to the public!

Includes special procedures and entry requirements for visitors


The Discovery Center is now open with special safety procedures and entry requirements for visitors to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Below is a brief overview of our policies and procedures, which are based on guidance from public health professionals (including but not limited to the CDC and state and local officials). Thank you for your adherence to these critical safety measures as you return to the museum!

What You Need to Know – At a Glance

» ADMISSION: Walk-in admission, up to 100 visitors at a time, first-come, first-served.

» OPEN: Starting January 2, 2021: Wednesday – Saturday (Closed Sunday, Monday & Tuesday)

» HOURS: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

» FACE COVERINGS*: Required for ALL visitors age 4 and up while inside the museum, must be worn over mouth and nose. Not required for outdoor areas.

» SOCIAL DISTANCING*: Stay 6 feet apart from anyone not in your family/group.

» SCREENING*: All visitors will be screened, including temperature and a signed waiver/certification stating you are not sick or have had recent virus exposure.

» EXHIBITS: Some of our exhibits have been removed, closed or altered to reduce the risk of spreading contagions. The entire museum will be cleaned throughout the day.

* Our policies regarding airborne pathogens are based on consensus recommendations from medical and public health professionals who are working to suppress the spread of COVID-19 in our community. As such, we are continuing our policy of screenings, face coverings indoors and social distancing until infectious disease experts provide different guidance. As a private business, we are permitted by state and local law to implement policies that meet the unique needs of our employees and guests during this unprecedented time. Thank you for your understanding!

Discovery Center’s Comprehensive Re-Opening Plan

The above information is only a brief overview of our policies and procedures for operating the museum safely as our community works to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. For more detailed information, please click below to review our Comprehensive Re-Opening Plan. Please note, this document is subject to change without notice as we follow guidance from the CDC and state and local health officials.