Science Center of Iowa Announces Plans to Reopen This Summer


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DES MOINES, Iowa — The Science Center of Iowa plans to allow visitors to return starting in July with new rules and policies in place.

The Science Center has been closed since late March. The organization will begin phasing in a reopening of the building starting next week.

On Tuesday, SCI will reopen its preschool program on a limited basis. Four classrooms with limited enrollment will be open.

SCI will start its summer camp programs online for the first two weeks of June. Campers will be welcomed back into the building downtown starting on June 22. Beginning June 29, school groups can resume visits.

The Science Center will reopen to the public on weekends only beginning on July 4. Visitors will need to pre-purchase timed tickets. SCI says ‘high touch’ exhibits will have new restrictions that are yet to be announced.

SCI says it will reassess these policies as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop. They hope to announce an update on expanded future hours later this summer.


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