In-person Summer Camps
We have confirmed that we will be able to provide modified in-person camp opportunities this year beginning the week of July 27th.
Member Only Reopening
As COVID cases continue to trend down in the Granite State, we are excited to welcome back our members for two “members only” weekends starting in August.
Saturday, August 1st – Sunday, August 2nd
Saturday, August 8th – Sunday, August 9th
Current members may reserve either a morning (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) or afternoon (2:00 pm – 5:00 pm) spot on either of these days. The Museum will be closed from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm for deep cleaning between visitors. To reserve your spot please call the Museum’s main line 603-669-0400 to get added to the reservation list. We will not be accepting reservations at the door, so please call ahead to reserve your place.
Not a member? Join SEE’s membership program and receive a host of benefits including camp and birthday party discounts, free general admission, and reciprocal benefits at science centers across the country.
What to Expect:
- All visitors above the age of two will be required to wear a mask throughout the course of their visit.
- All guests and staff are required to undergo non-contact temperature screenings upon arrival. Based on guidance from health officials, those with temperatures of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher will not be allowed entry nor will those in their party.
- If you have been ill or have any of the COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, headache, sore throat, and/or coughing, please stay home.
- Unless a family or group arrives together, all guests must remain at least six feet apart.
- Travel through the exhibit halls will not be restricted, unless a family or group arrives together, all guests must remain at least six feet apart while enjoying the exhibit halls.
- SEE can only accept groups of ten (10) or fewer at this time.
- To avoid crowding, SEE will not be providing exhibit floor demos at this time.
- The following exhibits will not be available: Bernoulli Blower; Bubble Tanks. All other exhibits will remain open.
- The Museum shop will be open, but only one family group will be permitted to enter the shop at a time.
- Advanced registration is required. We will not be taking walk-in visits at this time.
- Elevator usage will be limited and reserved for those in need. Please consider leaving strollers at home and wearing comfortable shoes for exploring the Museum via stairs.
- Water fountains are closed so we recommend bringing a reusable water bottle or purchasing a water bottle from onsite vending machines.
SEE Science Center
Our colleagues at the Providence Children’s Museum, Boston Children’s Museum, Montshire Museum of Science, Children’s Museum of Easton, and many other great institutions have pulled together age-appropriate resources for children and families for support during this time, and we are pleased to pass these along.
- From the NY Hall of Science: a poster exhibit explaining the science behind the headlines.
- Frequently Asked Questions and Answers: Corona Virus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) and Children, from the CDC
- Cover Your Cough and Sneeze! How to Teach Kids to Cough/Sneeze into Their Sleeves, from Boston Children’s Museum.
- From the NY Hall of Science Transmissions: Gone Viral a digital interactive comic book,discover extra content throughout the story by clicking on special prompts.
- Small people can have big feelings when they hear about scary information on the news. Here is a great articlefrom Huffington Post on how to talk to them about Coronavirus from experts.
- Talking To Kids About the Coronavirus, from the Child Mind Institute
- Just for Kids, a comic exploring the new Coronavirus, from NPR
- A video to teach your children how hand washing helps prevents the spread of Coronavirus, from Nanogirl.
- With the shortage of hand sanitizer, now is a great time to do a little science at home. Here is a recipe from Popular Science for making homemade hand sanitizer, an activity you can do with your child.
- From the Boston Museum of Science and their Engineering is Everywhere (EiE) initiative, here is a video for older students which shows how researchers approach a new virus.Filmed several years ago, it shows that researchers are always on the lookout and are working on these issues, and gives a great behind the scenes look at how viruses are studied.