The Science Museum needs a vacation, too!

After welcoming hundreds of thousands of visitors this past year, it's time for the Science Museum to take a break! During our annual September Shutdown from Monday, September 9 through Friday, September 20, the museum will be closed so that our maintenance and technical crews can do some deep–cleaning and fine-tuning to keep our signature science learning experiences in peak condition.

We'll re-open a polished and tuned up museum on Saturday, September 21. We're looking forward to a fantastic fall season, with favorites like Sportsology, Object ID Day, the Collectors' Corner, and the beloved Boo-ology Halloween event. And look for brand new features like BODY WORLDS Rx, Social Science: Spooky Science, and the grand re-opening of the all-digital William L. McKnight-3M Omnitheater with Superpower Dogs!

Interested in learning more about what keeps the Science Museum ticking? Take a peek behind-the-scenes at last year's September Shutdown on our blog!

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