Please note: The planetarium will be closed for maintenance September 20-22.
All guests 12+ must provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of a scheduled visit. Learn more
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Proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of a scheduled museum visit is now required for all Academy guests ages 12+, along with photo ID for guests ages 18+. Masks are required indoors for all guests ages 2+. Thank you for your understanding and support—and for helping to keep our community safe.