Science World is thrilled to welcome visitors back on Saturday, August 1st. After closing its doors March 14th, the glass dome is reopening with enhanced safety measures in place.
And as a way to say thank you, essential workers and their families will be able to visit for free from July 23-26th.
“We look forward to welcoming our community back to the iconic dome,” said Janet Wood, President and CEO. “COVID-19 has brought to light the importance of science literacy to public health and we look forward to nurturing the next generation of scientists, mathematicians, epidemiologists and more.”
Science World began a fundraising campaign recently called, “the world needs more nerds,” with Dr. Bonnie Henry acting as one of its faces. Astronaut Chris Hadfield has also been part of the campaign among other notable “nerds.”
Within the time the glass dome closed, it lost 85% of its revenue streams, but luckily it has been able to reopen.
As part of the safety measures, Science World will ensure physical distancing protocols are in place, while instating mandatory face coverings for visitors six years and older.
Visitors must leave their food at home (but can bring water bottles) and there will be no food options on site.
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Science World Reopening 2020
Location: Science World - 1455 Quebec St, Vancouver
Date: Thursday July 23rd, 2020