Please note: Visitors must take off shoes before walking on the map. Socks must be worn. Disposable foot socks will be provided if needed.
We have implemented the following measures to safeguard the health and safety of staff, volunteers, and visitors:
Limited daily capacity and timed ticketing. To avoid overcrowding, visitors must reserve timed tickets online in advance of a visit. This will also provide for a contactless admission process.
Social distancing. All guests, volunteers, and staff will have plenty of room to spread out, allowing for at least 6 ft. of space between anyone not in their party.
Face Coverings are required for Science Center staff and volunteers as well as all guests ages 3 and older as required by Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines.
Hand Sanitizer and Hand Washing. Hand sanitizer has been made readily available for guests throughout the exhibit. In addition, we have installed automatic-touchless valves and flushers on all fixtures in the restrooms.
The National Scenic Visitors Center’s ‘Earthwalk Explorer‘ is Phase I in the ‘Walkable Maps of America‘ series.
The series is designed to showcase the extraordinary breadth, fascinating history, and remarkable physical nature of the United States from a bold new perspective.
To explore the maps, visitors put ‘feet-to-earth’, stepping onto an accurate model of mountain ridges, river valleys, broad meadowlands, and teeming cities. Experience Geoshows – dynamic stories displayed on the maps, showing how the land was formed, who has lived there, and how time and humankind have shaped its future.
The walkable maps are a place to discover, consider, and act – inspiring stewardship of the living planet beneath our feet.
To learn more about the ‘Walkable Maps of America‘ series, and to see the different phases, visit the National Scenic Visitors Center website.