Updated March 18, 2020
The health and safety of Exploratorium visitors, employees, and volunteers is our top priority.
In accordance with local and state public health orders and recommendations, the Exploratorium is temporarily closed to the public.
As an organization dedicated to science education, we are following the recommendations of health officials who have advised that social distancing is a critical measure to reducing the spread of novel coronavirus. We have had no known cases of exposure to COVID-19.
We appreciate the understanding and patience of our community, and we hope to welcome you back to the Exploratorium in the near future.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is the Exploratorium monitoring the situation around coronavirus disease (COVID-19)?
We are actively monitoring updates and guidance provided by San Francisco Department of Public Health, the California Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and officials from the City of San Francisco and the State of California.
What if I purchased tickets in advance?
If you purchased tickets in advance, please contact the reservations office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 528-4407 to reschedule your visit or refund your tickets.
Where can I find the latest updates about coronavirus?
What can I do to protect myself and others?
We recommend visiting the CDC’s website to learn more about how to protect yourself from COVID-19. The following everyday actions can help prevent the spread of many respiratory diseases:
Observe public health orders in your area.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
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 touch.
Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask.
If you are a member of a vulnerable population, limit outings in the community.
What are the symptoms and who is at a higher risk?
Symptoms include cough, sore throat, high temperature, and feeling tired and achy, which are similar to flu symptoms. People with an increased risk of infection include people with underlying health issues, older adults, and healthcare workers caring for patients with COVID-19.