New and Enhanced Restrooms
The number one question asked of Museum staff members by guests each day is, "Where is the nearest restroom?"
Thanks to support for Science Rediscovered, the answer just got easier—and more environmentally friendly.
New restrooms, on two levels, opened for guests in 2008. Designed and installed in keeping with the Museum's desire to utilize new eco-friendly technologies, the Museum is saving hundreds of thousands of gallons of water each year through the use of low-flow toilets and water-free urinals. In addition, the Museum installed a system that allows for continual monitoring of water consumption and operation of the restrooms. Guests can now view stats about the Museum's water consumption through an interactive multimedia presentation.
New restroom walls and tiles contain recycled glass, and occupancy sensors enhance the energy efficiency of lighting. New facilities on the balcony level include skylights that allow natural light to fill the room during the day, reducing energy consumption.
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The Museum of Science and Industry opened its doors in 1933 and is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere.