Tahoe Science Center Reopening Plan

Education Center tour

Ready to explore again?

The Tahoe Science Center will open on a limited basis beginning in June 2021. We are excited to welcome you back to explore our latest hands-on exhibit “Tahoe’s Plastic Problem” about microplastics, enjoy our docent-led tours of the research vessel and laboratory, watch movies in the 3D theater, and take a tour of the upgraded North Tahoe Demonstration Garden.

To meet state guidelines and help keep our entire community healthy, we are only allowing limited capacity, requiring advance reservations for all tours, practicing social distancing throughout the science center, and increasing disinfection of surfaces.

What to Know Before You Visit

The health and safety of our guests and staff is our utmost priority, and we want you to feel comfortable and safe while discovering at the Tahoe Science Center. To meet state guidelines and help limit the spread of COVID-19, the following enhanced health and safety measures are in effect:

Advance tickets required with health screening
All visitors are required to purchase tickets online for timed-entry at least 24 hours in advance (link coming soon). Tickets are available to reserve in up to two weeks in advance. Everyone must complete a Daily Symptom Survey before entering. A daily symptom survey is a requirement for all UC Davis-operated facilities and serves as a reminder to pay attention to your symptoms. Please conduct the survey with your group, if anyone in your party says “yes” to anything on the screening, please say “no” to visiting that day.

Reduced museum capacity
Due to the size of our science center and in accordance with current State of Nevada guidelines and UC Davis Risk Management policies, total science center capacity is limited one household per timed entrance with a maximum number of ten people per household. 

Face coverings required
Science center tours are recommended for all visitors ages 8 and older. All visitors, staff, and docents are required to wear face coverings worn correctly and snugly over your nose and mouth at all times while inside the Tahoe Science Center. Failure to keep your mask on properly may result in your removal from the science center.

Cleaning and sanitizing
Tahoe Science Center staff will be frequently cleaning and sanitizing the museum throughout the day. Exhibitions may be closed on a rotating schedule for deep cleaning and sanitizing. Some exhibits may not be available due to sanitization limitations.

For additional details, please see The Tahoe Science Center’s COVID-19 Complete Reopening Plan (coming soon). For any additional questions please email us at tercinfo@ucdavis.edu.