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Museum Cleaning Procedures

Cleanliness and safety are critical components for the museum. Our team is following procedures for sanitation as recommended by the CDC to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and we are a certified COVID Compliant Business Partner of the Destin, Fort Walton, and Niceville Chambers of Commerce. Our cleaning procedures include wiping down and cleaning exhibits and thorough cleaning and sanitation of the entire museum every morning before opening. High-touch areas are sanitized frequently, including exhibits, sciPad wands, sinks, seats, doors, employee common areas, etc. Museum doors are regularly kept open when weather permits to allow the circulation of fresh air, and several air purifiers have also been installed.

​Guest Safety 

We ask before coming to the museum that if you or anyone in your party is experiencing any of the following COVID-19 symptoms to please reschedule your visit for the safety of staff and other museum guests: cough, fever, chills, muscle pain, shortness of breath, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.

Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the museum. We have several sanitizing stations set up around the gallery.


We are following the CDC's guidelines, so please check their website for current considerations, feasibility, and adaptations. As a Science Center, we have a responsibility to follow guidelines given by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The museum reserves the right to refuse entry or service to anyone not complying with CDC requirements.

We are accepting both cash and credit cards. For guests that prefer a completely touch-free ticketing option, general admission tickets can be purchased online through our Square account website. Please check in with the front desk when you arrive so we can confirm your online passes.

We have also debuted several new outdoor exhibits to enjoy and allow guests plenty of spaces to explore so you and your family can have fun together while maintaining plenty of social distance from others.

We look forward to providing you and your family with a fun, safe museum experience.

Summer Hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day)

Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

Fall Hours (Labor Day - Memorial Day):

Wednesday- Saturday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sunday - Tuesday: Closed

Please see our hours page for holiday-related closures


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