In a preemptive measure to protect visitors, staff and volunteers from the spread of the novel virus COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the SEE Science Center has temporarily closed to the public and suspended all public and field trip programming. To date, SEE has not had any reported cases of infection on its premises.
Given the evolving nature of COVID-19, we will carefully monitor and evaluate the situation in the weeks ahead. Please check our website and social media channels for updates, resources and activity ideas.
We appreciate your support and look forward to reopening when it is safe for the public, staff, and volunteers.
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 started pulling 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 article from 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.