Guest Health & Safety
A Message to Our Visitors Regarding Public Health and Safety
At McWane Science Center the health and safety of our visitors, employees, and community is our first priority. We take great care to ensure our facilities are clean and disinfected, today and always. We have taken the following additional steps to prevent the spread of colds, flu, and the COVID-19 virus:
- All guests ages 7 and older are required to wear masks. Masks are strongly encouraged for children ages 3-6.
- Social distancing is in effect throughout the facility. Individuals/groups are to stay at least six feet apart from others.
- More frequent cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched areas like elevator buttons, door handles, flush valves in restrooms, exhibits, and handrails
- Additional hand sanitizing opportunities throughout the museum
- Regular antibacterial fogging of Itty Bitty Magic City, Rushton Theater, IMAX Theater, and classroom spaces
- Special stickers are being installed in public restrooms to remind people to be diligent about hand washing.
What can YOU do to help keep McWane Science Center healthy and safe?
- If you are sick, STAY HOME. We love having our members and visitors at McWane, but if you are not feeling well it is best to stay home and recover.
- Wear your mask.
- Practice social distancing – keep a distance of at least 6 feet from yourself to other groups or individuals.
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds—the length of time it takes to sing the Happy Birthday song twice. We have ordered plenty of soap and paper towels to accommodate the increase in handwashing demand.
- Make use of our hand sanitizer stations throughout the museum.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or with a tissue that can be discarded in the trash.
Will McWane Science Center be closing?
Our normal operations and programming continue during our regular business hours. We are closely monitoring directions from the CDC and the Alabama Department of Public Health and will follow their directions regarding health and safety. Meanwhile, we are still offering the outstanding McWane Science Center experience that our visitors have come to expect.
Where can you find more information?
For more information and to stay updated on the evolving situation, see these sites:
The World Health Organization
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Alabama Department of Public Health