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Guest Guidelines

Inclusion & Personal Safety

The Sciencenter is an inclusive organization that values diversity. We aspire to be an environment for our guests and our team where diversity is understood, recognized, respected, and celebrated to enrich the community overall and the individual lives of all members of the community. As a trusted community resource, we are a welcoming and sensitive place for all people regardless of gender, age, race, religious background, language, socio-economic status, ability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity.

We are also committed to the personal safety of our guests and to the principles of welcoming, sharing, and respect for all. We reserve the right to refuse admission and/or membership or to remove any person whose conduct the Sciencenter deems to be disorderly or abusive or who fails to comply with these or other museum rules.

Photos & Video

In order to protect the guest experience, photography and videography is permitted at the Sciencenter for personal use only. For safety reasons, use of tripods is not allowed.

For media inquiries, or special requests such as student projects, please visit the Press Room.

Sick Policy

The Sciencenter works to provide a safe and healthy environment for all our guests. Towards this end, we request the following Sick Policy be followed by our guests, our staff and our volunteers.

A general rule to follow is that if that if you or your child have a fever or are too sick to go to work or school, then you are too sick to visit the museum.

The following guidelines are more specific and we request that guests with these symptoms not visit the museum. Staff may be called upon to identify the following symptoms and to ask a guest to leave. If a guest is asked to leave, free passes to return will be given to the guest.

  1. Flu (headache, fever/chills, lethargy, cough)
  2. Conjunctivitis or "pink eye" infection
  3. Diarrhea or vomiting
  4. Cold (a fresh sneezy and runny cold)
  5. Impetigo (infectious skin disease which shows up as small pimples that turn into red blisters in a circular pattern)
  6. Lice
  7. Strep Throat (child must be on antibiotics for 48 hours before coming to the museum.)
  8. Any of the following contagious diseases: measles, mumps, rubella, roseola, and chicken pox. Children with chicken pox may not come until all of the sores are crusted and there are no new eruptions.