Science Center Building Schedule
Bass, Burton, Ford McConnell and Sabin Reed Halls

Science Center Open Hours

Monday-Friday 7am to 6pm.

During this time, external doors to Science Center buildings are unlocked. There are no constraints on entry.

Bass Hall is open when the Young Science Library is open. There are times during the academic year when Bass Hall may be open later than the regular Science Center Open Hours. Please see the Libraries’ Hours page for their full schedule.

Science Center Extended Hours

Monday-Friday 6pm to 11pm and weekends from 8am to 10pm, excluding official Smith holidays.

During Extended Hours, a valid Smith OneCard or a valid Visitor’s Card is necessary to open the exterior doors to Bass, Ford, Sabin-Reed, and Burton. The project to add card access to McConnell will be complete by the end of January 2018. This means any Smith student, staff or faculty (or  5-college students with a valid Visitor’s Card) can get into these card access buildings.

Science Center Any Time Access

Science faculty & staff automatically have card privileges to open external doors of card access buildings 24/7/365, i.e. includes access during all holidays. Students may be granted any time access by their advisor’s request. Details about access policies and the form to request card access or keys to buildings and interior spaces can be found here.