Science World anticipates it will reopen "at some point" this summer

May 19 2020, 3:05 pm

After closing its doors to the public in March due to COVID-19 concerns, Science World CEO Janet Wood said the facility is “thoughtfully approaching our reopening plans,” as the province enters Phase 2 of its reopening plan.

In a statement to Daily Hive, Wood said that as Science World is an “interactive science centre, part of our work is reengineering the experience at Science World to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors, while maintaining the fun of a visit to our facility.”

For example, she said, “we are looking at doing more live demos and science shows so that we can keep the entertaining and educational interactive experience that people know and love about us, while maintaining physical distancing.”

Wood said that Science World anticipates that it “will be open at some point during the summer,” while closely monitoring and following the advice of the experts at the BC Health Authorities and “following the lead” of other science centres across the country.

“When we do open we will adhere to new cleaning protocols and physical distancing guidelines,” said Wood.

She noted that Science World is “also exploring the possibility” of opening sooner just for summer camps.

“We know many people are eager to get back to Science World and we’re so grateful for the ongoing support from our community,” said Wood. “We can’t wait to welcome everyone back when it’s safe to do so and when we can ensure our visitors will have the same kind of wonderful experience they’ve had in the past.”