The hands-on science museum COSI announced June 25 that it will reopen to members on July 8 and to members of the public on July 15.
“In the midst of a global pandemic, the need for science literacy and engagement has become more obvious than ever. To help spark and fuel interest in science, we’re pleased to be reopening the nation’s #1 science center,” Frederic Bertley, COSI president and CEO, wrote in a statement.
A number of precautions will be taken to keep visitors safe in the current environment, he said. These include guests ages 8 and over being required to wear face covers. Also, all guests will need to reserve a timed admission ticket online.
Not all offerings will return. The planetarium and highwire unicycle are among the COSI mainstays that will not reopen yet.
COSI, which will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., had been closed since March 13 due to the coronavirus.