The big dome on the Vancouver skyline is set to reopen to the public as of Aug. 1.
Science World has been closed since March 14 due to the pandemic, as B.C. introduced stringent COVID-19 restrictions throughout the province.
The general public can begin to buy their tickets online at scienceworld.ca as of July 27 to secure a time slot starting Aug. 1.
Science World has put physical distancing guidelines into place, and face masks or shields will be mandatory for all visitors aged six and older. The centre will follow enhanced cleaning protocols as set out by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control and no food will be allowed on the premises, or sold by vendors.
Science World CEO Janet Wood said the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the importance of ongoing science education and literacy.
“We’ve missed the energy and excitement around Science World and while we’ve seen a huge uptick in our online activity and programming, we can’t wait to welcome the public back in a safe and engaging manner,” Wood said.
“COVID-19 has brought to light the importance of science literacy to public health and we look forward to nurturing the next generation of scientists, mathematicians, epidemiologists and more.”
The non-profit is also highlighting its fundraising campaign, dubbed “The World Needs More Nerds,” which it began this spring to make up for the 85 per cent of revenue Science World lost during the COVID-19 shutdown. Learn more here: justgiving.com/campaign/scienceworldnerds.