Our Covid-19 Action Plan
In support of the nationwide effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, and in accordance with recommendations from local and national health officials, we will act accordingly. If that information for the state of Delaware changes, we will update here.
Update 3/1/2022. Governor John Carney on Monday (2/28/2022) signed an order terminating the Covid-19 State of Emergency and masking requirement in most areas at 6pm on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. For the Iron Hill Museum & Science Center, masks will be optional moving forward unless there are any changes.
Update 1/11/2022. Governor John Carney on Monday (1/10/2022) signed a revision to the State of Emergency declaration, requiring Delawareans to wear masks in indoor public settings, including convenience stores, grocery stores, gyms, restaurants, bars, hair salons, malls, and casinos. The mask requirement takes effect at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.
Update 12/23/2021. It is strongly suggested that visitors wear a mask when visiting the Iron Hill Museum & Science Center. The staff here at the Iron Hill Museum & Science Center will continue to wear masks inside while visitors are present.
Update 7/22/2021. By the state of Delaware standards, masks are now optional for everyone that are vaccinated. Masking is strongly suggested for children who have not been vaccinated while inside public spaces. The staff here at Iron Hill Museum & Science Center will continue to wear masks inside while children are in the buildings.
Update 2/24/2021. By sate of Delaware Standards, we are now allowed to have a maximum of 20 people in the building at the same time.
Update 12/23/2020. We will be closing to the public from December 23, 2020, until January 4, 2021. May everyone be safe and healthy. See you next year, everyone!
Update 10/12/2020. We are back to our normal hours of operation and collections at this time. We will not be welcoming volunteers at this time.
Update 7/29/2020. New Exhibit on Display “Under the Sea” for 2020! Read more about it here!
Update 7/21/2020. Beware the changes made on our Summer Camp info.
Update 5/29/2020. Please visit our reopening regulations here.
Update 5/27/2020. We are officially reopening on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. We do have safety measures in place for our patrons and staff. Make sure you pay attention to our signage when you visit.
Update 5/13/2020. Plate Sale Page more updated. Our date to reopen has been pushed back to June 1, 2020.Camp page was updated to reflect a change in date to one of the camps.
Update 5/8/2020. Spruced up our Plant Sale Page. You can now pay ahead on the website with Paypal!
Update 5/5/2020. Summer Camp dates and times will be updated in the next few days. Check back on the summer camp informational page here. With that said, we are tentatively hiring for summer camp. If you think you would be great for our team, please check out the information here.
Update 4/24/2020. For June events. The 21st annual Archaeology & Heritage Festival which had been scheduled for June 6, 2020, has been canceled for the 2020 year. So please check back with us about the news regarding our anticipated return with the 21st festival in 2021. We tentatively have a flower and garden sale scheduled for June 7, 2020 as of now. Please check over on our Events Page for more information regarding that.
All other events and activities for the year are currently set to continue as scheduled, but any changes to our programming will be posted here and on our event calendar. Those with questions concerning external events hosted in our meeting facilities by outside groups should contact the director.
We will continue to monitor updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Delaware State Department of Health. Should any additional changes to our hours of operation or programming be necessary, updates will be posted here and on our social platforms.
[Updated: April 16, 2020]