Know Before You Go
Important Information For Your Visit
As you may know, Mayor Demings and Orange County Health Department has lifted any indoor mask mandates within Orange County. Additionally, with widespread vaccine availability, the CDC has recommended that fully vaccinated people can resume indoor activities without wearing a mask, except where required by local regulations or laws.
In guidance with the CDC and Orange County Health Department, fully vaccinated visitors are not required to wear face coverings in the Science Center. Face coverings are strongly encouraged for all visitors, especially those who are not yet vaccinated.
Our staff will continue to wear face coverings to protect the children we serve who are not eligible for vaccination yet.
What We're Doing:
- Staff are required to wear face coverings when in public areas.
- Routine cleaning of high-touch and horizontal surfaces.
- Timed entry for controlled capacity.
- Keeping a respectful distance.
What We're Asking of You:
- Please be mindful of everyone’s personal space.
- Wash or disinfect hands frequently.
- Face coverings are strongly encouraged, especially for those not fully vaccinated.
- Purchase tickets online for controlled capacity.
Keepin' It Clean!
High Touch Areas:
Our janitorial team rotate throughout the day continuously monitoring and disinfecting high touch areas such as railings, tabletops, buttons, benches, trash cans, door handles, and restrooms.
While the Building Is Occupied:
Exhibits staff rotate throughout the day and visibly clean dirty surfaces and disinfect high touch exhibits with cleaning products and electrostatic spraying. Certain areas may be closed briefly during the day for additional disinfecting treatment.
Every exhibit space undergoes a rigorous cleaning and disinfecting each day before opening. This is accomplished through physically cleaning of objects, using bleach baths, and electrostatic spraying.
Priority On High Air Quality:
We have always utilized high efficiency MERV 14 medical grade air filters throughout the facility. Additionally, we have increased the percentage of outdoor air entering our building, to as much as 100% depending on outdoor conditions, in an effort to increase visitor safety and comfort. Additional air quality efforts include adding bi-polar ionization and UV sanitizing to all of our air-handling units throughout the facility. Even our elevators have been upgraded with increased exhaust and bi-polar ionization.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I walk up and get tickets for admission?
To manage capacity, timed entry tickets will need to be purchased online at osc.org. There will be a limited number of tickets available each hour.
What if a time slot is full?
Please purchase a ticket for the next available time slot.
How do I get tickets if I am a member?
Members continue to get free admission to OSC, but are required to reserve an entry time in advance. You will be able to reserve tickets online by logging into your OSC account. Tickets are limited to the number of people on your membership.
How do I get tickets if I am eligible for Science for All or other discounted admissions programs?
We are currently unable to process discounted admissions online. If you are eligible for Science for All or discounted admission, please check in at the admissions desk on the day of your visit to gain admittance during the first available time slot.
For more information on discounted admissions for Science for All, military, first responders, or Florida educators, see osc.org/visit.