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Rules for Orlando Science Center reopening could give preview for when Imagination Station opens in Sept.

Many new safety guidelines could be put in place.

Life is getting back to normal for kids in many ways; sports leagues have resumed and they can now play with their friends.

And there are also signs of life with science centers.

So when can we go to Imagination Station?

That's a question you might be hearing as we continue to come out of the coronavirus pandemic.

It will be until September before downtown Toledo's science center reopens. 

But the Orlando Science Center is now open again.

It's a look at some of the changes we could see at Imagination Station this fall.

"We're excited, nervous," said Jennifer Rothermel, one of the first visitors to the Orlando Science Center.

Rothermel and her daughters were some of the first to come through the doors when it opened for the first time in three months.

But things are very different as many new safety guidelines are in place.

"[The center] gave them lots of warnings that things might not be open and we need to keep our hands off our face," Rothermel said.

The new safety measures are to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

The Orlando Science Center is allowed to be open at 50 percent capacity but is keeping it limited to 25 percent.

You have to buy tickets in advance and there are other measures being taken. 

"Before you're even able to come in, we're asking that you wear a mask and that you have your temperature checked," said Jeff Stanford, the VP of Marketing for the Orlando Science Center.

Visitors have to follow social distancing and some exhibits are closed. Other exhibits have limits on how many people can be there, at a time.

When the Imagination Station and the new KeyBank Discovery Theater open in downtown Toledo in September, you will see many safety measures. 

They're working with the Lucas County Health Department and infectious disease specialists from ProMedica to make sure your family is safe. 

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