CONTACT: Ben Goldenberg
Sr. Manager of Marketing and Communications
Kentucky Science Center
LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 29, 2020 – Kentucky Science Center will reopen to members on July 4 and 5 and to the general public on July 11 and 12. A limited audience is invited to “Do Science” in person with safety in mind. For now, the building will only be open to the public on weekends while summer camp is in session Monday through Friday.
“More than three months ago, we saw our last guest at Kentucky Science Center. Since then, we have been planning how we can reopen, safely, to the public,” says Mike Norman, Kentucky Science Center Chief Executive Officer. “When the children started arriving for camp on June 15, I realized how much I missed seeing everyone in our building. We are very excited to enter this next phase of reopening.”
Advance tickets are required for all guests, including members. Following CDC guidelines, Kentucky Science Center will require masks for guests 12 years of age and older and will strongly encourage them for guests 6-11. Guests will be encouraged to stay with their travel group to help maintain proper social distancing. Guests will also be required to fill out a COVID-19 prescreen assessment before purchasing tickets.
Kentucky Science Center modified or removed some exhibits to allow more room inside the building and has enhanced its already robust cleaning protocols to ensure high touch areas are frequently cleaned throughout the day. Additional hand sanitizer stations are also spread throughout the building. Many exhibits pieces will be replaced with new pieces each day to allow them to decontaminate each time.
Memberships to Kentucky Science Center start at $97 for a family. General Admission is $17 for Adults and $13 for Children, combo tickets including a movie cost $22 and $18. More information about the reopening plan can be found at here.
About Kentucky Science Center (KYScienceCenter.org)
Kentucky Science Center is a nonprofit educational institution that encourages people of all ages to do science in engaging, educational and entertaining ways to inspire a lifetime of learning. Designated the “State Science Center of Kentucky” by the 2002 Kentucky General Assembly, Kentucky Science Center features interactive exhibits and engaging programs for children, families and adults. Kentucky Science Center is committed to growing a scientifically literate community that investigates, questions, and challenges.