Discovery Center’s Re-opening Plans

The Discovery Center is now open to the public Tuesday-Saturday!

Includes special procedures and entry requirements for visitors

NOTE: ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS PAGE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

The Discovery Center is pleased to announce re-opening plans, which include 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 the CDC and state and local health 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

As of July 1, the museum has re-opened to the public at a maximum capacity of 75 visitors per admission period.

» ADMISSION: Reserve/purchase admission tickets online 24 hours in advance and bring proof of purchase (either printed or electronic). Walk-in admission is available on a first-come, first-served basis only if capacity allows.

   PURCHASE/RESERVE TICKETS»

» OPEN: Tuesday – Saturday. (Closed Sunday and Monday.)

» HOURS: 1.5-hour timed ticket blocks:

  • 9:30 – 11 a.m. – Members Only (reserve in advance)
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Paid/General Admission* (purchase in advance)
  • 1:30 – 3 p.m. – Paid/General Admission* (purchase in advance)

* Members who would like to reserve tickets during a Paid/General Admission session, please email info@explorethedc.org so we can accommodate your request.

» 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 daily as well as between each of the timed ticket blocks.


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.

READ OUR COMPREHENSIVE RE-OPENING PLAN»