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COVID-19 safety measures and requirements

Our staff is hard at work making sure your visit is as safe as possible. Following guidelines from our local science and health officials, we have developed best practices to keep visitors, staff, and volunteers as safe as possible. We’ll continue to monitor public health locally and nationally and will look for your feedback on your experience, too!

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Masks recommended

Mask use is strongly encouraged.

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Advanced ticketing

Purchasing tickets in advance is encouraged. You can purchase museum and Omnitheater tickets online, over the phone, or in-person during museum hours.

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Online payment

You can pay for your tickets online, order items online and pick them up in the Explore Store, and enter the museum using a barcode scanner.

The Science Museum strongly encourages vaccination against COVID-19 for all who are eligible. Vaccines are an important public health tool and have proven to drastically decrease poor outcomes of COVID-19 infections.

Staying Safe FAQ

Our Staying Safe FAQ has all the information you need to understand our commitment to a safe museum environment and enjoy your visit.

Thank you!

Your support—through Membership and donations, interactions on social media, sharing and enjoying our digital Learn From Home activities and stories, and more—is the reason we’re able to reopen and share science with you in person. Thank you!