Ready to Learn and Play?
With extensive safety measures in place there's never been a better time to explore SMO! With almost 9 acres of social distancing space, gallons of hand sanitizer and staff that take your family's health as seriously as their own, we're ready to help you escape into a world of scientific exploration and play. Here's what we've done to make sure you can leave your worries at the door!
Masks and Sanitation
Safety is our top priority - always.
The Museum’s Mask Policy - We recommend all guests wear masks while in the museum. We do require that unvaccinated guests ages 13+ wear masks while inside the museum. Staff will continue to wear masks.
For those who might need an alternative, a limited number of complimentary face shields of varying designs are available for check out. Those requesting a medical waiver or wishing to borrow a face shield may submit your request here.
Violating this policy may result in being asked to leave the museum without refund.
- Our building is outfitted with a Whole Building Air Purification System provided by PlasmaAir. This cutting-edge system is effective at killing airborne viruses.
- Our staff continuously clean restrooms, exhibits, high-touch areas, and dining areas throughout the day, enhancing our already stringent cleaning standards.
- If you’ve been to the museum, you likely know we had hand sanitizing stations all over the place – we’ve added even more!
- Our exhibits team built dozens of stations for pop-up disinfecting wipes – those have been installed throughout the museum for you to access any time you might need one.
- Some areas will close briefly throughout the day for sanitizing and some areas and exhibits will be temporarily unavailable in an abundance of caution.
Museum Events, Programs, and Group Bookings
Group Admission: Group bookings of all kinds, including field trips for summer camps and daycares, are welcome! Please complete our Group Admission Inquiry and we'll reach out to confirm your details. Group Admission >>
Event Rentals: The museum is available for event rentals of all kinds. Event spaces may have limited capacity. See our event spaces and start planning your event today! Event Rentals >>
Birthday Parties: We have all new birthday packages to allow for safe social distancing.
SMO21: SMO21 is back! Sign up for SMO 21 emails to be the first to know when our next one is scheduled! SMO 21 >>
Badge Classes for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America: We are currently booking private badge classes and some virtual badge classes. Learn more >>
Early Explorers and Storytime Science: Our early childhood education programs are going on as scheduled! Learn more >>