The Maryland Science Center to Reopen Next Week at 25% Capacity, IMAX Remains Closed

| June 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Maryland Science Center press release: 

The Maryland Science Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will reopen Thursday, July 2, at 10 a.m., with the unique, authentic experiences that are the hallmark of its signature science education programming.

The Science Center will welcome guests at 25% capacity Thursdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Guests are encouraged to reserve tickets online to visit at a specific day and time. All online ticket fees have been waived. Tickets can be purchased online at: https://www.mdsci.org/visit/pricing-tickets/

A limited number of daily tickets will be available for in-person walkup purchase.

The St. John Properties IMAX Theater will remain closed until further notice. All of the other exhibits and visitor areas at the Science Center will be open. The Davis Planetarium will feature both scheduled programming and informal walk-through experiences.

The Science Center has implemented steps to enhance the safety of visitors and guests:

– Everyone over 2 years of age will be required to wear a mask at all times while in the building.
– Only one family will be allowed in the elevators at a time. Guests should use the stairs whenever possible.
– Plexiglass barriers have been put in place at all point-of-sale locations.
– Hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the building along with helpful signage to remind visitors of the changes.
– Guests are encouraged to practice safe distancing and hygiene through frequent handwashing.

Maryland Science Center staff will also be taking additional steps:

– The building and exhibits will be deep cleaned each day before opening.
– All staff will be temperature screened before each shift.
– Staff will frequently clean high-touch and high-traffic areas throughout the day.
– Twice a day, 100% of the air in the building will be exchanged with fresh air from outside.

Additionally, some exhibit areas may be closed occasionally during the day for 30 minutes for deep cleaning.

“We started planning for our reopening the moment we closed in Mid-March,” said Mark J. Potter, President and CEO of the Maryland Science Center. “While the staff enjoyed connecting with audiences through our online programming, we’re excited to welcome guests back to the Inner Harbor. As a private non-profit, we are so thankful for the support of our donors and members who sustained us during this most difficult time. We look forward to continuing in our mission to inspire, empower, and engage…Let’s science!”

The Maryland Science Center’s Reopening FAQ can be found online at: https://www.mdsci.org/visit/faqs/

Photo from the Maryland Science Center Facebook page

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