Statement in Response to the City of Boston Rolling Back to Phase 2 Step 2 of the Massachusetts Reopening Plan

December 14, 2020

BOSTON, MA  – Under the directives of Mayor Walsh and the Boston Public Health Commission, the Museum of Science will temporarily close to visitors, for three weeks, effective end of business, Tuesday, December 15.

We have been in close communication with Mayor Walsh’s staff as community transmission rates have grown to alarming levels.  The Museum has maintained a safe experience for all through reduced operating capacities, strict cleaning and safety protocols and adherence to health guidelines.  We are not aware of any transmissions at the Museum.  However, we support the effort to take every measure possible at this critical time.

While the Museum will be closed to the public, our work and mission continue.  We will continue to work on various on-site projects and will expand our service to the community through our digital efforts at MOS at Home and MOS at School. We have a unique opportunity to help our community through this difficult time. 

This is another setback for the fragile cultural community, particularly during the holidays, but we are dedicated to emerge from this global pandemic stronger than ever in service to our community.  

The Museum is in the process of issuing full refunds for those who have previously purchased admission tickets. Those with questions can visit the Museum’s website or call our main information line at 617-723-2500, from 9am - 5pm, seven days per week.

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