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SciTech Hands On Museum

18 W Benton St, Aurora, IL 60506-6013
+1 630-859-3434
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A good place to take kids ...

... if some adult in the group understands most of the science. As another review has already... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
David G
Kerrville, Texas
via mobile
Fun for the little ones

Great hands on children's science museum! Very beautiful old school building with interactive... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
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Over 200 interactive Science and Technology exhibits. 30,000sq feet of exciting science fun in an historic post office building in downtown Aurora. Two story TORNADO that you can stand inside of. Real life Storm Chasing Truck. Hot Air Balloon Simulator, Shadow Wall: Watch your shadow get trapped on the wall! Kane County Cougars Radar Baseball Throw: Measure the speed of your pitch! Virtual Topography Sand Box: Build a mountain and watch a lake form! Google Liquid Sky: 3D global journey. June 2014: Nano-Vation Labs (for ages 6 and under) June - August: Outdoor Science Park, Field Trips, Birthday Parties, Scout Events, Overnights, and so much more! Discovery Shop: One-Of-A-Kind STEM gifts for your budding SCIENTIST !! SciTech STEM Discovery Academy: Preschool and Kindergarten
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  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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18 W Benton St, Aurora, IL 60506-6013
+1 630-859-3434
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

... if some adult in the group understands most of the science. As another review has already stated, some of the exhibit placards do not offer a lot of detail. The small size, at least compared to the Museum of Science and Industry, makes it...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Great hands on children's science museum! Very beautiful old school building with interactive exhibits. They also hold live demonstrations of experiments which are lively and informative. Can get a little overwhelming if a school field trip is visiting:) Would recommend for ages 3-12

Thank Monitabonita
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

It's a small museum with little descriptions on the science behind the object you're playing with. Lots of things were damaged, not working, worn down or just worth skipping over. I wouldn't go again if someone paid me. Not worth the time.

Thank Lovetoexplore08
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Three floors of Science/Tech activities for kids didn't disappoint (ages 5 & 8). We spent most of our time in the Lego and large block sections, but we did explore all the exhibits. We spent about 2 hours there. Definitely would suggest going if you're...More

Thank Anuket01
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Of course, it can't compare to the Chicago Science Museum. That being said, it's local, and the kids had a great time. We got an annual membership, and went several times over the course of the year, which made it a great value. There are...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 16 March 2017

SciTech is on the site of the old Aurora Post Office turned Hands On Science Museum. Something for everyone on the three story interactive exhibit floor!

Thank Ann P
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Always interesting and different science related activities for kids, plus very interesting "science stuff" to look at and read about.

Thank Brooke K
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I have brought several generations of my grandchildren here and it is always FUN. The exhibits change but some are the same all the time because they are full of fun and learning. GREAT PLACE FOR ALL AGES!!

Thank Janice D
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I've been here twice. It's an awesome place to take kids! Kids can play with everything in here and they learn all kinds of scientific facts.

Thank Carrie K
Reviewed 17 January 2017

My six year old LOVES SciTech. They have a variety of hands on exhibits that are great for all ages. It is nice to see young kids explore science. We especially enjoy the new exhibits by a local artist that are featured downstairs in the...More

Thank Marissa A
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Connie K
8 April 2017|
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Response from Janice D | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is wheelchair accessible. There is an elevator that takes you to the top and bottom floors. Enjoy
Alice L
31 December 2016|
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Response from SciTech2013 | Property representative |
We opened our doors in 1988 in Naperville, IL. FERMILab phycisit Ernest Malamud founded SciTech. The City of Aurora recruited the small museum to take over the historical 1931 Post Office building in 1990. Thanks for... More
Heather R
12 November 2016|
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Response from SciTech2013 | Property representative |
Hello! We have portions of our bee exhibit up however the live hive is not currently up due to the colder weather. Thanks for your interest!