A COVID-19 update

March 13, 2020

Over the last few weeks we’ve transitioned from taking steps out of an abundance of caution into decisive action.  


A few weeks ago, we shared that Venture Café Philadelphia would go virtual until further notice. We’re now taking additional steps to do our part in limiting the spread of the coronavirus.  


Effective immediately, we’re making the following changes:


  • The Science Center is now closed for in-person meetings and all non-essential staff are working remotely until further notice.  
  • The Quorum Drop-In Lounge and Esther Klein Gallery are temporarily closed.  
  • FirstHand STEM education programs are on hold.  
  • Science Center accelerator programs have transitioned to virtual mentoring.  
  • Venture Café will remain virtual.    
  • you have questions about building operations, please contact the Property Management Office at (215) 243-2222.


The last few weeks have been a constant reminder of how interconnected we all are.  Until we meet again, it is our goal to find new ways to maintain that connectivity with you.  

Venture Cafe is going virtual

In the meantime, we encourage everyone to follow WHO’s recommendations:


  • Washing your hands for 20 seconds and using alcohol based hand sanitizer
  • When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Stay home if you have a fever and until you are free of a fever for at least 24 hours


We encourage you to take care of yourselves.  We will continue to communicate as needed.  As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at info@sciencecenter.org if you have any questions or concerns.