Reopened and Re-energized
We're excited to welcome you back! Satisfy your science curiosity in a safe environment. Learn more about all the precautions we’re taking in the pursuit of #CatalyzingUsForward. As we explore our new normal together and welcome staff, volunteers, and guests back into our physical spaces, we’re taking extra precautions—from physical distancing to increased disinfecting—as we look forward to inspiring curiosity and imagination. We ask that you please respect the following rules to ensure an enjoyable and safe experience for all.
COVID-19 Safety Measures + Updates
We are grateful for your support and want to ensure you are aware of changes we’re making, along with what we will be asking of our staff, volunteers, and guests in the coming months. Together, we can navigate the changes that help to keep each other safe and healthy.
Your family’s safety is our top priority. Our promise to you is an unwavering commitment to safe spaces for all who visit the Museum, including:
- Following all public health orders regarding COVID-19.
- Creating specific cleaning roles and protocols to focus on disinfecting high touch areas.
- Using EPA approved list N disinfectant cleaners.
- Conducting regular hygiene assessments.
- Adopting new health and safety protocol for staff, including requiring face coverings, temperature checks, and increased teleworking.
- Adding hand sanitizer stations throughout the Museum.
- Placing handwashing reminder posters in all restrooms.
- Reduced overall visitation capacity by 80%.
- Increased ventilation and air exchanges of fresh air throughout the building.
- Installed Plexiglas shielding at high guest interaction points.
- Installed Chip & Pin credit card machines at retail sales points.
- Installed ground splats in appropriate areas to provide queuing for physical distancing.
- Increased number of hand sanitizing stations.
- Following all CDC, State and Local guidelines and requirements.
- The City & County of Denver has a face covering order in place for all indoor public spaces. The Museum is in compliance with this order. All guests ages 3 and older are required to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth. Only minors who cannot medically tolerate a face covering are permitted to not wear one while in the Museum. Adult guests who cannot medically tolerate correctly wearing a face covering will be asked to return to the Museum when the face covering order is lifted.
- Note a face shield alone is not considered a replacement for a mask.
- Staff reminding guests of the face covering requirement if they are not being worn properly.
- Requiring timed ticketing for all guests to allow for controlled capacity and physical distancing.
- Limiting capacity and monitoring capacity monitoring of popular galleries.
- Maintaining an air filtration system that exceeds CDC requirements.
- Promoting proper hand washing and hygiene throughout the building with signage.
- Performing proper disinfecting throughout the building.
- Operating T Rex Café with limited capacity, distanced seating, and disinfection between uses.
- Conducting temperature and health screenings for all staff and volunteers when entering the Museum.
- Encouraging telecommuting when the job allows and reducing onsite staff capacity by 50%.
- Requiring sick employees and volunteers to stay home.