After four months of being closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Science Spectrum and OMNI Theater have now reopened! We are excited to welcome back area families and groups after the longest closure in our 31 year history as a local non-profit educational organization.
New temporary Summer hours for the museum, and a new movie schedule for the OMNI Theater are currently in effect through August the 16th. The largest change to our daily operation is the closing of the museum from 12:00 noon to 1:00pm so that staff can fully clean and disinfect all museum exhibits between visitors that attend in the morning and the afternoon.
Summer Museum Hours: (July 23rd to Aug. 16th)
Mon. to Fri. – 9:30am to 12:00pm / 1:00 to 4:00pm
Sat. – 9:30am to 12:00pm / 1:00 to 5:00pm
Sun. – 1:00 to 5:00pm
(Closed daily from 12:00 to 1:00pm for cleaning)
Additionally, the Science Spectrum and OMNI Theater are going to great lengths to keep visitors, staff and volunteers healthy. Here is a list of many of the protocols we have instituted to make visits by the public as safe as possible.
Great News, Megalodon is still here!
The Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived traveling exhibit has been extended! Originally scheduled only through May, this amazing exhibit from the Florida Museum of Natural History will now be on display through September 6th.
At 60 feet long, Megalodon was the largest shark that ever lived and a dominant marine predator. Though Megalodon vanished 2 million years ago, its fascinating story inspires lessons for science and shark conservation. The exhibition features a 60-foot-long walk-through Megalodon sculpture, along with authentic prehistoric shark fossils and numerous models of both ancient and modern shark species. The exhibit highlights the adaptations, biology and misconceptions regarding giant prehistoric sharks.
Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived was produced by the Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, with support from the National Science Foundation.
For the full pre-historic experience, visitors can also take in a screening of the film Dinosaurs of Antarctica showing in the OMNI Theater during the run of the Megalodon exhibit. Viewers will see new species of dinosaurs that are being discovered from a time when Antarctica wasn’t frozen – Welcome to Gondwana!
For more information, visit www.sciencespectrum.org or call 806-745-2525.