Arizona Science Center Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Updated March 26, 2020

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Arizona Science Center is temporarily closed in an effort to contain the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Explore our online resources for learning at home.

Click here for a letter from The Hazel A. Hare President and CEO.

As Arizona’s leading science learning center and a trusted community space, we are acting in an abundance of caution with the health and safety of our guests, team members and volunteers as our top priority and responsibility. There have been no cases of exposure to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) reported in connection with the Center. The closure includes the Center and all on and offsite programs and events. We will continue to monitor the situation and update you with any new developments.

This move allows us to support recommended social distancing. We have been and will continue to devote resources to deep cleaning our facility, and to intensive training of our team.

We are continuing to pay our employees throughout this closure.

Given the evolving nature of the outbreak, we will carefully reassess the situation in the coming weeks and share updates on our website and social media feeds (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter) as they become available.

While we are closed, we will work hard and creatively to bring Arizona Science Center to the public. Our goal will be to continue to inspire all generations through the wonders of STEM and to do our part to keep our community connected during this difficult time.

Please continue to take precautions to stay healthy and safe. We encourage everyone to refer to CDC recommendations about best practices.


Updates and Virtual Learning

Explore our online resources supporting at-home learning to inspire, educate and engage curious minds through science. From lesson plans to interactive videos, activities to articles, we are here to keep STEM learning alive today, tomorrow and beyond. 

Our commitment to providing best in class science resources to our community is stronger than ever—and so is our unprecedented need for your support. Please consider making a donation today or becoming a member today.


FAQs

We will work with you to postpone scheduled bookings and are offering complimentary refunds to ticket holders who are not able or choose not to visit. Please contact the reservations office at groups@azscience.org or 602.716.2028 to reschedule your visit.

We want to assure you that your safety and the safety of all our members, guests and team members remains our top priority. We take this responsibility to heart during this global health concern.

Your membership will automatically be extended to reflect the duration of our temporary closure. We will also continue to evaluate the impact of the closure on your member benefits to ensure you receive the full value of your membership.

It is our ongoing commitment to work through this challenging time together, and thank you for being an Arizona Science Center Member.

There have been no cases of exposure to the COVID-19 reported in connection with the Center. As Arizona’s leading science learning center and a trusted community space, we are acting in an abundance of caution with the health and safety of our guests, team members and volunteers as our top priority and responsibility.

To learn the latest information about any public health threats, please refer to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov, Arizona Department of Health Services at azdhs.gov or Maricopa Department of Health at maricopa.gov.

The following everyday actions can help prevent the spread of many respiratory and other diseases:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and clean running water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol when hand washing is unavailable.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces you frequently touch.
  • Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask.

Science and innovation is happening in real-time in our community and around the globe. We’ll be periodically posting some of the links and resources that we’ve found useful in understanding COVID-19.

For more information on COVID-19 and to stay up-to-date on the evolving situation, see these sites:


Additional Information

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