Tahoe Science Center Reopening Plan

Ready to explore again?

The Tahoe Science Center will open for tours by reservation only starting June 15, 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.

Reserve your Science Center tour today!

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 (Book your reserved tour now!). 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.

Masks (Updated 7/28/2021)
In compliance with the State of Nevada and the University of California mandates, masks are required by everyone indoors in a public space. Please plan on wearing a mask while visiting the Tahoe Science Center. Masks are available in the lobby upon request.

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 to a maximum number of 15 people. 

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.