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SciTech Hands On Museum

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Address: 18 W Benton St, Aurora, IL 60506-6013
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+1 630-859-3434
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10:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 15:00
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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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For kids of all ages!

This place is a hidden gem. It is not over the top and cannot be compared to the large Chicago museums. It does have a lot of hands on science activities. The staff are engaging... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Cara J
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Naperville, Illinois
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Aurora, Illinois
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

SciTech is a very fun place if you like science, for both children and adults. There is even an area for littler kids, kind of sectioned off yet visible on the main level. There are three levels there all filled with educational fun and seemed there was room to grow. Hands on exhibits with explanation of the science behind it,... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a hidden gem. It is not over the top and cannot be compared to the large Chicago museums. It does have a lot of hands on science activities. The staff are engaging and also very knowledgeable. There are three floors worth of science to explore and during the summer an outside area too. They do a fantastic... More 

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Thank Cara J
Downers Grove, Illinois
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my niece and nephew there on a rainy day. We visited every exhibit, and they enjoyed each one. They would have gone back for another day if we had time.

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Thank Joette C
Batavia, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking around for something to do New Years Eve day. This is definitely the place to be on New Years Eve day for kids!! My daughter had a blast. It was also interesting for adults. There were numerous science geared exhibits in which the user could interact! Today there was a show of experiments in honor of New... More 

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Thank Mandy J
Gulf Coast Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's not much to say about this dreadfully old post office building turned into an attraction wantabe. Oh my. What a mess! Take the kids to DuPage for a quality experience. This place is run by rank amateurs and it shows. I beseech thee.... go somewhere else. Aurora sucks and this museum is in keeping with the city. Bad vibe...... More 

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Thank Pillsbury1111
Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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

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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.

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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 

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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 

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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.

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