East Kentucky Science Center Reopens
Prestonsburg, Ky – The East Kentucky Science Center and Varia Planetarium (EKSC) will reopen its doors in a limited capacity starting September 1, for planetarium shows. The Science Center will be opened Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm by appointment only, and 1:00 pm to 4 pm. Planetarium/Laser shows will take place at 1:30 and 3:00. On Saturdays, the planetarium will open from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Planetarium/Laser shows will be at 1:00 and 2:30.
Visitors will enter through the main entrance of the building and exit through the planetarium. Masks are required, and temperatures of visitors will be taken upon entering the Science Center. Staff will collect contact information from visitors as they register at the ticket window. Once 40 persons have been admitted to the space, no additional person will be permitted entrance.
The exhibit hall and lobby will have a managed traffic pattern clearly marked on the floor; hand sanitizer stations are prominently placed for patron usage. A presentation will play on the planetarium dome to instruct and remind visitors about socially distanced seating. As is customary, no late seating is permitted.
Steve Russo, Director of EKSC, stated, “We have very much missed our visitors at EKSC, and we are dedicated to providing a safe physical environment to engage and learn through our planetarium—together.”
After each planetarium show, seats will be disinfected by staff and the Exhibit hall will be sanitized. The gift shop will also be opened and sanitized frequently. Doors, handrails, and restrooms will be sanitized. For more information about planetarium shows, science exhibitions, etc., please call us at 606-889-8260.