Arizona Science Center Update

June 30, 2020

Dear Arizona Science Center Community:

Arizona Science Center has been carefully monitoring the rate of COVID-19 in Arizona and been engaged in ongoing discussions with public health experts. Based on the rapid continued increase in COVID-19 numbers, the Science Center has decided to temporarily close our facility and in-person summer camps, effective immediately.

While our health and safety practices have been cited as best-in-class by health experts, given the negative trends in numbers in Arizona, we are closing in an effort to encourage people to stay at home at this critical time. We recognize our role as thought leaders in science and want to model responsible decision-making to help to reduce the spike in cases and the resulting pressure on local health systems.

Now is the time for all of us to continue to do our part in flattening the curve by practicing the steps below:

  • Stay home when possible. Use online alternatives when possible.

  • Continue to wear cloth face coverings in public. Face coverings are most essential when social distancing is difficult.

  • Keep 6-feet of distance between yourself and others when out in public.

  • Cancel or postpone gatherings of 10 or more people.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze into a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.

Safety and community support remain our top priorities. We will continue to build out our online learning resources to support science engagement and learning for people of all ages during this challenging time. 

We will actively monitor the data and will determine next steps for controlled reopening as appropriate. We will communicate these plans by email and on our website in the coming weeks at

Be well, stay home and stay safe,

Chevy Humphrey
The Hazel A. Hare President and CEO
Arizona Science Center