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The Discovery’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response
At The Discovery, our highest priority is the safety of our visitors, staff, volunteers, and our community. In preparation for the museum’s reopening, we have developed a four-stage operations plan that includes modified museum hours, additional safety measures for our visitors, staff and volunteers, increased cleaning and sanitizing protocols, and other operational changes to help keep everyone safe.
Planning to visit The Discovery? Here’s what you’ll need to know…
The Discovery is currently in Stage I of the museum’s COVID-19 Response Plan and reopening. Here is how that affects your visit to The Discovery:
Modified museum hours The Discovery is open Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00am – 5:00pm for general admission. The Discovery is open Monday through Friday for Camp Discovery participants only.
Reduced museum capacity
To encourage social distancing, we are currently only allowing 100 visitors in the museum at any given time. If you arrive and the museum is at capacity, you may wait in line in the designated area outside, making sure to remain six feet away from others in line.
Face coverings required
During Stage I and Stage II of The Discovery’s COVID-19 Response Plan, both staff and museum visitors will be required to wear face covering while at the museum.
Increased cleaning and sanitizing
Museum staff will be frequently cleaning and sanitizing the museum throughout the day. Museum spaces will be closed on a rotating schedule throughout the day for deep cleaning and sanitizing. Some exhibits may not be available due to cleaning sanitization limitations.
For complete details about The Discovery’s four-stage coronavirus response plan, please see the document below:
While enacting the COVID-19 Response Plan, The Discovery will remain responsive to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State of Nevada, and Washoe County Health District, as well as recommendations for best practices put forth by the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC).