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IMAG History and Science Center reopens May 23

https://www.leefamilynews.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IMAG-Blue-Silo-Ext-lores.jpgIMAG History and Science Center reopens May 23

The IMAG History and Science Center announces its reopening on Saturday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  In addition, the IMAG also announces a special offer of appreciation for active-duty military, first responders, healthcare professionals, and their families with free admission for this and the following weekend. 

The IMAG, its staff, and board of directors are grateful for all who help contribute to the safety, health, and wellbeing of our families, friends, and communities in SWFL.  As way of showing their appreciation, the IMAG is offering free admission to active-duty military and their families as well as first responders and healthcare workers and their families limited to Lee County, Collier County and Charlotte County police, fire, rescue, doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers.  Free admission will be available from Saturday, May 23 to Monday, Memorial Day, May 25 and from Friday, May, 29 to Monday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In accordance with CDC recommendations, the number of guests visiting the IMAG are limited.  As such, active-duty military, first responders, healthcare workers, and their families must obtain tickets in advance online at theIMAG.org and present valid identification upon arrival.  

“We are thankful
for our active-duty military, first responders, and healthcare professionals,” said Matt Johnson, executive director at the IMAG History &
Science Center.  “By providing
free admission to the IMAG, we are hoping this not only shows our appreciation
but, more importantly, provides a time when they can get away from their
day-to-day duties to enjoy and be with their families.”

The
IMAG History and Science Center is taking extensive steps to help ensure a
safe, educational, and entertaining experience for all its guests in a clean
environment with best practices for promoting good health during the COVID-19 pandemic.  All IMAG staff wear face masks for the safety
and protection of visitors.  Proper hand
washing and good hygiene practices are promoted and convenient sanitation
stations are provided throughout the premises. 
While public safety tips and reminders are also posted throughout the
premises, safe social distancing is encouraged with guides and routes clearly
marked.  In addition, enhanced hourly
cleaning and disinfecting protocols are in practice plus additional deep
cleanings are scheduled twice daily to thoroughly address all touch points,
surfaces, spaces, and exhibits.

With Saturday, May 23 as its first day, the IMAG will
phase in with weekend hours to welcome guests back.  Beginning Saturday, IMAG will be open from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. for the next few weekends, Fridays to Mondays, until Sunday June
7. 

IMAG will adopt a summer schedule beginning Tuesday, June 9, open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays and closed on Mondays.  Scheduled group visits and field trip visits are available from 10  to 11 a.m. with advance reservations but limited to 10 people per group in accordance with CDC recommendations.  The IMAG is located in Fort Myers at 2000 Cranford Avenue and can be reached for more information and ticket sales online at www.theIMAG.org or by calling 239-243-0043.

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