Masks required throughout the building regardless of vaccination status. Independientemente del estado de vacunation, todos los visitantes mayores de 2 años deben usar cubrebocas mientrans se encuentran en el edificio.
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Health & Safety Guidelines


Health & Safety Guidelines

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Effective Upon Building Reopening for Admission 
The Fleet Science Center welcomes you to the building to explore our exhibit galleries and films in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. Guided by the recommendations of state, city and county public health officials, as well as input from our employees and members, we developed a comprehensive plan to welcome employees, volunteers and visitors safely into the building. We'll monitor the efficacy of these guidelines in real-time and make further adjustments as needed.
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The Fleet will monitor the efficacy of these guidelines in real-time and make further adjustments as needed:
  • All visitors aged 2 and up, employees and volunteers are required to wear a CDC approved mask or face covering regardless of vaccination status, following current state, local and CDC guidelines for institutions that cater to families and children under 12. If visitors do not have facial coverings, we can provide one.   
  • Increased frequency of sanitization with our hospital-grade Protexus Electrostatic Disinfecting Sprayers twice a day. 
  • The Heikoff Giant Dome Theater will be open with additional cleanings twice a day.
  • Kid City will be open for our 5 and under friends with additional cleanings twice a day. Sanitizing stations have been installed.
  • In order to reduce time standing in line, online ticket purchases are encouraged. Reservations are not required. Purchase your tickets here!
  • The Craveology Café and North Star Science Store processes have been updated in compliance with County public health restaurant and retail guidelines.

CDC Resources: Your guide to Masks | CDC | Vaccines

City of San Diego: Coronavirus Information | Face Coverings

County of San Diego: Vaccination Program

We have enhanced all of our cleaning and operation procedures to protect the safety of our employees, volunteers and visitors. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By visiting the Fleet Science Center, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. If you do not adhere to the guidelines, we will ask you to leave without a refund.

Screening Protocol

  • All Visitors aged 2 and up, employees and volunteers are required to wear a CDC approved mask or face covering regardless of vaccination status. If visitors do not have facial coverings, we can provide one.
  • Gloves for adults and kids can be provided if asked.
  • All sick visitors or those who have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days must stay at home. 
  • Center doors in front of the fountain will serve as the main visitor entrance, with an employee present, ensuring all guests have face coverings and directing them to either Ticket Counter to purchase tickets or scanner if the ticket was purchased online.
  • The Craveology Café queue is in front of the Café. 
  • Guests are encouraged to purchase online tickets. Tickets may still be purchased at the Ticket Counter. 
Overall Sanitization
  • Enhanced disinfection of all high-contact surfaces twice a day; including but not limited to exhibit galleries, Heikoff Giant Dome Theater, Craveology Cafe, North Star Science Store, payment portals and public restrooms.
  • Additional hand sanitizers added throughout the building.
  • Extra hand wash station has been added to Kid City to promote visitor hygiene and safety.
Additional cleaning
  • Cleaning disinfection of the whole facility will be done nightly after closing.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for visitors throughout the building. 
  • VR riders queued in family groups only, seats and headsets cleaned before each ride.

Giant Dome Theater.

  • Face coverings must be worn in the queue, walking to their seat and upon leaving their seat. Face coverings may be temporarily removed during the film for eating or drinking, only.
  • Protexus cleaning will be done daily on seats and handrails. 

Museum Galleries

  • Hand Sanitizers at each gallery entry. 
  • The option of gloves is available for visitors at select interactives if they wish to use them.
  • Kid City will be open from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Space to be cleaned twice a day. 
  • Studio X will be open Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Food & Beverage 

  • Contactless or single-use menus, indoor electronic menu and outdoor stanchion sign.
  • Premade/prepackaged food and snacks made available for visitor convenience.
  • We will provide a safe delivery method of food orders.
  • Guests will wait for their made-to-order items on the patio.
  • The condiment station will be removed to limit unnecessary common touchpoints.
  • Providing sanitizer for guests at each POS station.
  • Plexi shields have been installed between cashier and guest to reduce close interactions. 
  • Enhanced sanitizing and wipe downs of all surfaces for continued sterilization of common areas.

Gift Store

  • Sanitizer is available at the cash wrap.
  • Plexi shield between guest and cashier.
  • Reduced floor fixtures to improve flow through.