Pacific Science Center Health & Safety

 

COVID-19 Guest Policies

Masking and vaccination are required for all guests while on Pacific Science Center premises effective September 20, 2021. 

Proof of Vaccination Required
PacSci requires everyone 12 and older to provide proof of vaccination OR proof of a negative PCR test taken within the past 72 hours in order to enter. PacSci also requires that everyone age 2 and older wear a mask while onsite except while actively eating or drinking. All guests age 12 and older must show either (1) proof of vaccination or (2) a negative COVID-19 test result from a PCR test taken within the past 72 hours.

Masking Required
Masking is required while on PacSci premises for all guests aged 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status. Guests, employees and any other individuals at PacSci will be required to wear masks at all times while on PacSci premises except while actively eating or drinking. Food and beverages are not permitted within the hockey exhibition, but are allowed in other areas at PacSci. Guests who are not wearing masks properly over the mouth and nose may be asked to leave the premises without refund or exchange.

Information for Fully Vaccinated Guests
A guest is considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after the final dose of vaccine (the second dose of a two-dose mRNA vaccine such as Moderna or Pfizer, or single dose of a single-dose regimen like Johnson & Johnson). Documentation of vaccination status must be shown with valid identification and be available upon request at any time while on premises.

Acceptable forms of proof of full vaccination are:

  • Vaccination card, including person’s name, type of vaccine and date of final dose OR
  • a photo of a vaccination card as a separate document or stored electronically OR
  • documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider electronic health record or state Immunization Information System record

Matching photo identification must be presented with any of the above forms of proof of vaccination. Guests 18 and older must provide government-issued identification such as a drivers’ license or passport. Guests under 18 may present government-issued identification or a school photo ID as an alternative. Guests under 18 without ID must be accompanied by an adult with required identification who is able to verify their identity and provide documentation for the minor’s test results or vaccination verification.

Self-reported vaccination records that are not verified by a healthcare provider will not be accepted.

Information for Unvaccinated Guests
Children under 12, and people with a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that prevents vaccination may enter PacSci premises without proof of vaccination. Individuals age 12 and older who meet those criteria must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the entry time.

Acceptable forms of proof of negative COVID-19 test results are:

  • Printed test result document (from the test provider or laboratory) OR
  • an email or text message stored electronically from the test provider or laboratory.

Information provided in the test results should include:

  • the name of the person tested,
  • the type of test performed, and
  • the date of the negative test result (which must be within the prior 72 hours).

Antigen tests will not be accepted. Self-reported negative test results that are not from a test provider, laboratory, or healthcare provider will not be accepted.

Guest Wellness
If you are feeling unwell prior to your visit, please reach out to guestservices@pacsci.org to determine whether you may be eligible for an exchange. Avoid visiting PacSci if you have any symptoms consistent with COVID-19, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days, or have been in close contact with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

COVID-19 Liability Waiver
There is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public space where people are present. By redeeming tickets and entering PacSci premises, you agree that entry is at your own risk and you voluntarily and expressly assume all risks associated with entry. PacSci has put in place policies and preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but cannot guarantee that exposure to or infection with COVID-19 will not occur while on PacSci premises.

Reservation of Rights
PacSci reserves the right to modify existing policies or add new policies at any time with or without notice. PacSci also reserves the right to revoke or deny admission without refund at any time it is deemed necessary or prudent.

Pacific Science Center policy and procedures will continue to evolve as new information becomes available. Our health and safety measures are informed by the latest science and align with all local, state, and federal public health requirements. Your safety is our top priority!

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COVID-19 Guest Policies FAQ

Masking and vaccination are required for all guests while visiting Pacific Science Center. Thank you for helping keep Pacific Science Center safe for everyone! 

When will the vaccination policy take effect at Pacific Science Center? How long will it be in effect? Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test will go into effect at PacSci on September 20, 2021 and will be in effect until further notice. 

I have a ticket to visit in less than 72 hours and am unvaccinated. If I’m unable to obtain a negative PCR COVID-19 test before my visit, will I be allowed entry to Pacific Science Center? No. Unvaccinated individuals age 12 and older with a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that prevents vaccination, must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the entry time. To reschedule your visit, please contact gs@pacsci.org.

I have a medical or religious exemption to being vaccinated. Do I need to have a negative PCR COVID-19 test? Yes. All individuals entering Pacific Science Center premises must show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR COVID-19 test. Medical and religious vaccine exemptions are not accepted in place of vaccine verification or documentation of a negative COVID-19 test.

What kinds of COVID-19 tests are accepted? People age 12 and older with a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that prevents vaccination may enter PacSci premises without proof of vaccination. Individuals who meet those criteria must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the entry time. 

Acceptable forms of proof of negative COVID-19 test results are: 

  • printed test result document (from the test provider or laboratory) OR 
  • an email or text message stored electronically from the test provider or laboratory. 

Information provided in the test results should include: 

  • the name of the person tested, 
  • the type of test performed, and 
  • the date of the negative test result (which must be within the prior 48 hours). 

Antigen tests will not be accepted. Self-reported negative test results that are not from a test provider, laboratory, or healthcare provider will not be accepted. 

I’ve only had one dose of a two-shot vaccine. Will I be allowed entry to Pacific Science Center? No. Proof of full vaccination is required for entry to PacSciAccording to the CDC, an individual is considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after the final dose of vaccine (the second dose of a two-dose mRNA vaccine such as Moderna or Pfizer, or single dose of a single-dose regimen like Johnson & Johnson).

My child is under 12 and not eligible for a vaccine. Do they need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test? No. Unvaccinated individuals who are under 12 years old do not need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test to enter PacSci at this time.

What are acceptable forms of proof of vaccination? Acceptable forms of proof of full vaccination are: 

  • Vaccination card, including person’s name, type of vaccine and date of final dose OR 
  • a photo of a vaccination card as a separate document or stored electronically OR 
  • documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider electronic health record or state Immunization Information System record 

Matching photo identification must be presented with any of the above forms of proof of vaccination. Guests 18 and older must provide government-issued identification such as a drivers’ license or passport. Guests under 18 may present government-issued identification or a school photo ID as an alternative. Guests under 18 without ID must be accompanied by an adult with required identification who is able to verify their identity and provide documentation for the minor’s test results or vaccination verification. 

Self-reported vaccination records that are not verified by a healthcare provider will not be accepted. 

Will masks be required for fully vaccinated individuals? Yes. Masking is required while on PacSci premises for all guests aged 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status. Guests who are not wearing masks properly over the mouth and nose will be asked to leave the premises without refund or exchange. 

What kind of masks can guests wear? Masks must be properly fitted and cover the mouth and nose at all times. Masks with valves or openings, handkerchiefs, neck gaiters and face shields in lieu of masks are not allowed.

Will guests be allowed to remove masks in order to eat or drink while at Pacific Science Center? Guests, employees and any other individuals at PacSci will be required to wear masks at all times while on PacSci premises except while actively eating and drinkingFood and beverages are not permitted within the hockey exhibition, but are allowed in other areas at PacSci. 

Further Questions? Please contact gs@pacsci.org for assistance.