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SciTech Hands On Museum

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Address: 18 W Benton St, Aurora, IL 60506-6013
Phone Number: +1 630-859-3434
10:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 15:00

Over 200 interactive Science and Technology exhibits. 30,000sq feet of...

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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Interactive and engaging

Brought cub scouts troop to museum and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves (and learnt about optics and sound). Keeping this age group focused is difficult but the interactive... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
Aurora, Illinois
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Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My 6 year-old grandson LOVED this educational hands-on museum. We participated in the "Egg Drop" contest, and he won!

Thank Aquafitdiva
Aurora, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Brought cub scouts troop to museum and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves (and learnt about optics and sound). Keeping this age group focused is difficult but the interactive displays kept them engaged. Only need about 1.5 hours as the museum is small.

Thank Ak-aurora-il
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is suitable for K-5th grade.All the basic concepts we can explore! Down floor is all about light and space ,and there is a nice theater where we can learn about space 2min length movies and we can choose them .Ground floor is about science in every day life,top floor is electric and magnetic,circuits .You need to pack your... More 

Thank Swami1234
Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This museum is packed with activities to engage all ages. Explore space in the gorgeous exhibit downstairs, deliver live weather broadcasts, transmit secret whispers in the echo chamber, and taste honey from the hive on the second floor. Less crowded than the typical children's museums, the SciTech is more affordable and has free parking. Check the website for coupons and... More 

Thank Just_me_wandering
Aurora, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is a great science museum for kids k-5th grade. It's relatively small, so plan on staying 2 hours. It has many exhibits like the Museum of Science and Industry, but only much smaller. It's also a lot less expensive. Overall, it's a little known gem in downtown Aurora.

Thank John G
Batavia, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

There is so many things for them to do with multiple rooms and floors.they have a nice lunchroom that you could bring in lunches and eat ago und tables. They have a set up that you could be a broadcaster and do the weather forecast. They have space travel stuff too. And many many others. It is much like the... More 

Thank superbob47
Geneva, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Aurora should be investing more money in this worn-aged jewel of a museum. After a brief unfortunate negative first impression with the employee working at the ticket desk who seemed interested telling me about the outdated computer system than providing pleasant customer service. Which almost cause my family to walk out and go to downtown Chicago for a top notch... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Great place, alot of educational things and experiences to encounter. The staff were very pleasant and courteous and informative as to all the questions that needed attention. I will come back with my family !!

Thank mhop28
Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Fun place to entertain the kids and also provide an education for them at the same time. Plenty of things for all ages

Thank Budmon
North Aurora, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

A nice place for the kids to spend a weekend day and not be bored and even learn a thing or two. You might even learn something as well.

Thank BillyMcGrew

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