COSI Will Reopen In July With New Social Distancing Guidelines In Place

COSI is officially reopening after its closure due to COVID-19 in July.

The science museum will reopen on July 8 to members and to the general public on July 15. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, COSI has provided virtual content and membership deals, knowing that eventually, they would be able to reopen their doors.

As a science center, COSI understands the importance of maintaining a healthy and safe environment and the science behind COVID-19 transmission and prevention. As such, new protocols for visitors will be in place when they reopen.

  • All COSI Team Members and all COSI guests 8 years of age and older are required to wear face coverings while visiting COSI (exceptions include individuals advised to avoid facial coverings due to health reasons);

  • To ensure adequate space inside COSI for social distancing, all guests, including COSI Members, must reserve a timed admission ticket online before arriving at COSI;

  • COSI Members and the general public arriving without a timed admission ticket reserved online cannot be accommodated and will be denied entry to COSI;
  • To expedite guest check-in, COSI general admission has been simplified to a single, all-inclusive ticket;

  • Signage to encourage social distancing and proper hygiene as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control has been posted throughout the COSI building;

  • All guests will be encouraged to utilize hand sanitizer stations as they enter the building;

  • Hand sanitizer stations have also been placed throughout COSI at high-touch surfaces and nearby hands-on exhibits;

  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols have been put in place to ensure the COSI building and interactive exhibitions remain as clean as possible;

  • Any guests exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, or those who have come into close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes for more) with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days are asked not to visit COSI until they are well;
  • Early entry on weekdays to little kidspace for Ultimate and Premium Family COSI Members will be unavailable until further notice to permit additional cleaning of this space;

  • Due to restricted spaces, some COSI experiences will remain closed for the foreseeable future. Please visit COSI.org for details;
  • The 10:00am and 10:30am entry times on Sunday mornings are reserved for at-risk populations to visit COSI with their families;

  • COSI’s Molecules Cafe, Atomic Cafe, and Science2Go! Gift shop will be open;

For additional details on changes at COSI resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, please read Reopening COSI Responsibly: A Plan Rooted in Science, found here.

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