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Health and Safety Update at the Fleet Science Center

March 12, 2020


On behalf of the entire Fleet Science Center team, we would like to share the proactive precautions we’re taking regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). As health and safety is always our top priority, we consistently implement the procedures recommended by the CDC to prevent the spread of colds and the flu throughout the year.

Because the situation is rapidly changing, we’re daily monitoring and implementing the newest recommendations provided by government agencies and public health officials, including the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)California Department of Public Health Info and San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (Public Health).

The Fleet Science Center remains open with regular operating hours and is continuing with most smaller events, school tours, and public programs. We are evaluating our status on a daily basis.

The precautions we have implemented are detailed below:

  • Postponing or cancelling events for 250 or more people at a single time, in a single location. We will ensure all IMAX and digital films will be capped below 250 people.
  • Increasing the frequency of our hospital-grade Protexus Electrostatic Disinfecting Sprayer to sanitize frequently touched surfaces (exhibitions, doorknobs, light switches, elevator buttons, etc.).
  • Increasing hand sanitizer dispenser stations placed throughout the building.
  • Making more sanitizing wipes available throughout the Fleet for users to clean objects and equipment before/after touching.
  • Ensuring hand-washing supplies are well stocked.

We ask that all staff, guests and volunteers commit to the hygiene standards recommended by the World Health Organization and to stay home if they do not feel well.

We will continue to assess the situation and provide major updates to the Fleet Science Center’s schedule and programs via email, social media and our website.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Fleet Science Center and meeting you out in the community. We believe Science is a key contributor in addressing COVID-19 and other threats to health and will continue to move our mission forward to connect people to the power and possibilities of Science. We are grateful for your support!

 

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About the Fleet Science Center:
The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet--and beyond--in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. For young science enthusiasts, the Fleet offers science workshops both at the Fleet and at schools throughout San Diego County. For adults, we offer events like Suds & Science and Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar™ at locations all over San Diego. We support communities by leveraging science resources to meet local needs. Teachers are encouraged to join our Teacher Partner Program and take advantage of our professional development opportunities. Additionally, at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store, and pizzas, sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in our Craveology cafe. Located in Balboa Park, at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd., the Fleet is San Diego's science center. Science starts here and opens a world of possibility. For information regarding current admission prices, visit our website at fleetscience.org.
 
 
About Balboa Park:
Located near downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is the largest urbancultural park in the United States. First established by the City of San Diego in 1868, it is also one of the oldest city parks in the nation and is the most visited single destination in San Diego. Its 1,200 acres include 17 museums, many gardens and attractions, the San Diego Zoo, miles of hiking trails, and multiple athletic complexes to explore and discover. For more information, visit balboapark.org.