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Health & Safety Guidelines

Monitor this page for up-to-date information on changes in upcoming programs, events, or science center and theater operations. Last update April 6, 2022.
 
The Fleet Science Center welcomes you to explore our exhibit galleries, participate in events and experience 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 have a set of guidelines to keep our employees, volunteers and visitors safe. We'll monitor the efficacy of these guidelines in real-time and make further adjustments as needed.
 
Top Things You Should Know
  • Masks are strongly encouraged for all visitors ages 2 and older. If visitors do not have a mask or facial covering, we can provide one.   
  • Daily sanitization with our hospital-grade Protexus Electrostatic Disinfecting Sprayers. 
  • The Heikoff Giant Dome Theater is now open at full capacity with daily cleaning.
  • Kid City is open for our 5 and under friends with daily cleaning. 
  • Online ticket purchases are encouraged to reduce time standing in line. Reservations are not required. Purchase your tickets here!
  • The Craveology Café and North Star Science Store processes are updated in compliance with San Diego County Public Health Restaurant and Retail Guidelines.

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.  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.


Resources

CDC: Your guide to Masks | CDC | Vaccines

City of San Diego: Coronavirus Information | Face Coverings

County of San Diego: Vaccination Program


Screening Protocol

  • Masks are strongly encouraged  while inside the building for all visitors ages 2 and older. If visitors do not have facial coverings, we can provide one.
  • Employees, volunteers and business guests are required to wear a CDC-approved mask or face covering.
  • Gloves for adults and kids are available.
  • All visitors who have been sick or in contact with someone with COVID-19 symptoms in the past 10 days must stay at home. 
Queuing
  • All doors in the front rotunda are now open for visitor entrance.
  • 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, including but not limited to the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater, Craveology Cafe, North Star Science Store, payment portals and public restrooms.
  • Additional hand sanitizers are available throughout the building.

Additional cleaning

  • Cleaning disinfection of the entire facility is done nightly after closing.
  • Hand sanitizer is available for visitors throughout the building. 
  • VR Transporter riders are asked to queue in family groups only. Seats and headsets are cleaned before each ride.

Giant Dome Theater

  • Masks are strongly encouraged for all visitors ages 2 and older. Face coverings may be temporarily removed during the film for eating or drinking.
  • Protexus cleaning is performed daily on seats and handrails. 

Museum Galleries

  • Hand Sanitizers are available at each gallery entry. 
  • Gloves are available for visitors at select interactives if needed.
  • Kid City is open daily from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 
  • Studio X is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 11 a.m.–4 p.m., and closed on Mondays.

Food & Beverage 

  • Contactless or single-use menusare available. 
  • Premade and prepackaged food and snacks are available for visitor convenience.
  • Guests will wait for their made-to-order items on the patio.
  • Hand sanitizer is available for guests at each register.
  • Plexi shields have been installed between cashier and guest to reduce close interactions. 

Gift Store

  • Hand sanitizer is available for guests at each register.
  • Plexi shields have been installed between cashier and guest to reduce close interactions.
  • Number of floor fixtures has been reduced to improve flow.
 

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