Saint Louis Science Center announces reopening date; Masks, reservations required

The Science Center announced a list of new safety guidelines that will be in place when reopening.

Sam Masterson
May 28, 2020 - 11:43 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The St. Louis Science Center has announced it plans to reopen on June 20 with some new rules for guests to follow due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

A press release from the Science Center states it wants to keep the "health and well-being of guests and team members in mind, along with the recognition that the Science Center is known for hands-on experiences."

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The new safety guidelines include: 

  • Occupancy will be limited to the requirements for “larger locations” in the State of Missouri’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan.
  • All members and guests will be required to have a timed ticket reservation. We will encourage online reservations through the website or by phone; limited onsite reservations will be subject to availability.
  • Days and hours of operation will be reduced initially to facilitate a smooth and safe transition.
  • At the direction of the Department of Health for the City of St. Louis, masks will be required for guests ages 9 and above, as well as all Science Center team members and vendors/contractors. Exceptions apply for those who cannot wear masks for medical reasons.
  • To maintain social distancing, the Science Center will establish specific one-way walking paths and queuing lines.

The Science Center says more details of the policies and protocols for its reopening will be shared closer to the opening date.

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