|Last updated||Name of Institution||City/Country||Status||Duration||Remarks||Links to efforts in Viral Times||Website||Post-quarentine efforts|
|June 22 2020||The Mind Museum||Taguig City,Philippines||Closed||March 12 to indefinite||Metro Manila is on a lockdown with public facilities mandated to close indefinitely||Aside from the public info campaign online supportive of government efforts, we also launched "Mind At Home" an online supplementary resource (videos etc) for teacher community groups now doing online learning with their students. Museum's 3D printers assigned to team member homes to make face shields for donations to hospitals. Subscription-based videos of museum exhibits tied to K-12 curriculum to be launched. We have repurposed our galleries to produce a TV show (will also be condensed as a podcast on radion AM stations) with our own Mind Movers (science communicators) as the characters. This is to broaden the reach of educ as online learning will reach only a very small percentage of Filipinos tsudents. This will be shown on television to reach audiences who do not have online access. We also designed recylable science kits which we are also now assembling and packing to be shipped to students. For in-depth "how-to's" tied to the curriculum, we are doing You-Tube channel episodes of MIND S-COOL to be accessed via subscription only.||themindmuseum.org||@themindmuseum||@themindmuseum||@themindmuseum|
|April 14 2020||Tech Dome Penang||Penang, Malaysia||Closed||March 19 to April 20||Self imposed closure||Special Covid programs- making of hand sanitizers, soap and proper hand washing methodfor scshools. Provided home made hand sanitizers to local authorities for use by police and other front line personnel||techdomepenang.org||@techdomepenang||@techdomepenang||@techdomepenang|
|April 14 2020||Konya Science Center||Konya, Turkey||Open||March 13 to June 1, 2020||Development in progress||kbm.org.tr||@konyabilimmerkezi||@konyabilimmerkezi||@konyabilim|
|April 14 2020||National Taiwan Science Education Center||Taipei,Taiwan||Closed for reconstruction||Feb 17 to June 30||Self-Health Management Notice||Development in progress||en.ntsec.gov.tw||@ntsec|
|October 11 2021||Petrosains, the Discovery Centre||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Open||Open on Oct 10, 2021||As Malaysia is now at 90% COVID-19 adult innoculation rate and already reached the nation-wide herd immunity, the economic and social sectors are gradually opening up and more tourism and educational activities are allowed to open with strict SOP including science centres as we are gearing ourselves to live in endemicity.||During the centre closure, Petrosains did some digital engagement with our audience including 'Virtual Gallery Walk' via Facebook Live.||petrosains.com.my||@petrosains||@instapetrosains||@petrosains|
|April 14 2020||Busan National Science Museum||Busan, South Korea||Open on condition||until further notice||The K-12 schools in Korea gradually began their semesters based on the decision made by the government. |
National museums are getting back to normal under the 'Everyday life quarantine' policy which is guided by the Korean government.
Permanent exhibition halls are partially open, but some faiclities, such as the childrens science hall, the planetarium, astronomical bservatories, are currently closed. Hands-on exhibits are not allowed for public safety.
|Online activities available on the website||https://www.sciport.or.kr/kor/CMS/Board/Board.do?mCode=MN044&mode=view&mgr_seq=3&board_seq=4853||@sciport2016||@sciport_busan||https://www.sciport.or.kr/kor/CMS/Board/Board.do?mCode=MN044&mode=view&mgr_seq=3&board_seq=4584|
|June 23 2020||Miraikan - The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation||Tokyo, Japan||Open (since June 3, 2020 as per authorization from the Japanese government)||After declaring a state of Emergency on April 7, 2020 and after seeing a lof of improvement, the government has gradually lifted the state of Emergency from mid-May. The last emergency controls were causiously lifted on June 19, 2020. |
Still most locals continue to wear masks, keep social distancing and many still partially work from home. Schools divide the children into groups, many universities continue to offer online classes until summer.
|Science Communicators have been in connection with the public and entertaining them through online classes and blogs.|
Most of the staff worked from home.
Website renewed since June 23, 2020
|https://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/en/info/2004021525728.html||In collaboration with the National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Miraikan continues to offer, every sunday, through online, useful information about Covid-19. |
Admission tickets are available online and we have set reopening guidelines and safety measures complete with our Slogans 'Risk ≠ 0' 'Don't catch, don't spread'.
|April 14 2020||Science Center Singapore||Singapore||Closed April 6||Until May 4||Singapore government has announced for stricter control. SCS closed April 6 till 4 May. It is not a emergency but a measures step up, allowing operators to coordinate n all non essential facilities will close. Schools will close from next Wednesday. It is not a lock down because we can still go to the markets n banks n postal other essential services.||Science Centre Singapore has come out with some stay home science resources and I would like to share the link to our online resources on our webpage (https://www.science.edu.sg/for-schools/resources/science-at-home) for easy reference. The list will be updated periodically as our content group is adding more content to it during this period.||science.edu.sg||@ScienceCentreSG||@ScienceCentreSG||@ScienceCentreSG|
|April 14 2020||Hong Kong Science Museum||Hong Kong, China||Closed||January 29 until further notice||Development in progress||hk.science.museum||@HKSCM||@HKSCM|
|April 14 2020||NSM Thailand||Thailand||closed||Match 21 until further notice||Online activities available on the NSM FB page||nsm.or.th||@NSMThailand||@NSMThailand||@NSMThailand|
|June 3 2020||National Science and Technology Museum||Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C.||Open||COVID-19 pandemic prevention science education resource pack and how to make hand sanitizer video||nstm.gov.tw||@iloveNSTM||@iloveNSTM||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-9mL85m7t4|
|April 14 2020||Ontario Science Centre||Ontario, Canada||Closed||March 14 to April 5th||In terms of offerings, we are also assessing what can be offered online.||ontariosciencecentre.ca||@OntarioScienceCentre||@OntarioScienceCentre||@OntarioScienceCentre|
|April 14 2020||Oil and Gas Discovery Centre (OGDC)||Brunei Darussalam||Closed||Closed til further noticed||There was a plan to relaunch OGDC which should be taking place in April 2020, due to the recent outbreak of COVID19 in the country all programs are put on hold.||All actions are now redirected to planning and preparing for the opening. Minimal workshops are done and shifted online.||ogdcbrunei.com||@OGDCBrunei||@OGDCBrunei||@OGDCBrunei|
|April 14 2020||Gwacheon National Science Museum||Gwacheon, South Korea||Closed||February 25 until further notice||Development in progress||www.sciencecenter.go.kr||@email@example.com||@scientorium||m.blog.naver.com/nsm2010|
|April 14 2020||Geoscience Australia Education Centre||Canberra, Australia||Closed||March 26 until further notice||Working to increase online resources and digital delivery|
|April 14 2020|
National Science Museum of Korea(NSM Korea)
|Daejeon, South Korea||Closed until further notice||Temporary web page opened where some science education contents and science activities are available and users can access e-archives of NSM. Contents include videos&texts of simple experiments at home and various science/technology information(only in Korean)||science.go.kr||@nsmscience||@nsmscience||NADA|
|April 14 2020||Macao Science Center||Macao SAR, China|
Open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only in 2 sessions. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3-6 p.m.
|April 1 until further notice|
Closed on Monday through Thursday. Closed on April 4 (Ching-ming Festival)
We clean and sanitize our premise more regularly than before, and we provide hand sanitizer to our visitors. We check body temperature for visitors and request for declaration of health status and travel history upon entry. We limit admission crowd to allow for adequate social distancing. We have posters and advice all over our premise about good hygiene practice. In addition, we offer online public info and videos on the fundamentals of the Coronavirus. Joint COVID-19 prevention & control campaign with the science centers across the greater bay area. Introduction and demonstration on the use of iNaturalist application. Pictorial on animals and plants that are only availalble in Macao. Online education programs are in progress with selected local schools. More online programs of different themes are being developed. Recap of our recent star-gazing activity and viewing of partial solar eclipse in Macao, celebration of the International Planetarium Day on March 8, as well as sharing of astronomical news via our facebook. Quizzes, games and lucky draws are held via social media channels to help cheer up our fans during this difficult time.
|April 14 2020|
CPAS Masters Outreach (Questacon Science Circus)
|Australia||Online outreach only||Until further notice||Moving to students/Circus presnetrs creating clips for social media, digital activities for teachers/homeschoolers, and virtaull workshops||@DrGrahams|
|April 14 2020||China Science and Technology Museum||Beijing, China||Closed||January 24 until further notice||CSTM is closed but staff are working to develop online resources|
CSTM is developing popular science videos on epidemic prevention and control since February in Chinese. Six of the videos are being subtitled in English and we will share them with other museums later.
|April 14 2020||Science Center for Education||Bangkok, Thailand||Open||https://sciplanet.org/spaceandtime||https://sciplanet.org/||@ScienceCenterForEducation||@firstname.lastname@example.org|
|May 7 2020||National Museum of Natural Science||Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C.||Open||Currently keep open||In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been taking several proactive precautionary measures, including measuring body temperature, making hand sanitizers available and stepping up our cleaning schedule of facilities and exhibition areas. Visitors who are not wearing masks or showing any cold or flu symptoms such as fever, cough or fatigue are prohibited to enter and recommended to seek medical examination as soon as possible. Additionally, visitors are asked to keep 1.5 meters apart from others while visiting.||We want to assure you that there have been no known cases of COVID-19 among our staff, volunteers, or visitors. We are acting out of an abundance of caution, following recommendations and guidelines from the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, and we will continue to monitor the developing situation carefully and revise our plans as necessary. Any changes and updates to our programs or hours will be announced on the Museum website.||https://web2.nmns.edu.tw/nmns/nmns_eng/01about/index.html||@nmns Taiwan|
|July 21, 2020||PFST-Philippine Science Centrum||Marikina City, Philippines||Closed||March 12- indefinite|
|August 12 2020||Bursa Science and Technology Center||Bursa / Turkey||Closed||Until further notice||Online actvities are available on website, FB, Youtube and Instgram||http://www.bursabilimmerkezi.org/||@BursaBTM||@bursabtm||@BursaBTM|