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Science Central

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Much better than I expected

Visited on Labor Day weekend with a 2 and 5 year old and wasn’t sure what to expect having never... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jason P
Lansing, Michigan
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Family Fun

We took our grand kids down there and they had a lot of fun. They learned some things and it also... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Fran S
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“all ages”(15 reviews)
Science Central offers hands-on science education and fun for visitors of all ages. Zoom down a 2-story slide, see a mastodon found here in Allen County, talk a walk on the moon, take part in a live science demonstration and much more!
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1950 N Clinton St, Fort Wayne, IN 46805-4049
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Labor Day weekend with a 2 and 5 year old and wasn’t sure what to expect having never been to Fort Wayne before. The museum is in a restored power plant and is very impressive looking from the outside. Was a little bit...More

Thank Jason P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After living in Fort Wayne for a year, I went to the museum with some friends and family. This is a very informative place for kids. They have two or three shows that are very interesting for the kids. Staff are informative and have knowledge...More

Thank Ranila R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to take my son here when he was a kid. It's just a fun place to visit and learn about how things work.

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Reviewed 10 August 2018

We took our grand kids down there and they had a lot of fun. They learned some things and it also helped some of the things they have been told about science they were actually able to have hands on and see it be done....More

Thank Fran S
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We took our 7 year old Great Granddaughter here last month. She had a wonderful time! Many hands on science experiments, things to view and even a special area for kids 7 and under with a water play area. There are only food and beverage...More

Thank FortWayneDisney52
Reviewed 7 August 2018

My grandchildren love to explore every exhibit at Science Central. Staff is always helpful and friendly. Great venue for birthday parties for any little scientist! Don't miss their New Years Eve celebration too!

Thank _Georgiank1
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Our grandchildren love Science Central. The hands-on experiences there always keep it interesting for them. My only suggestion would be some additional seating for us weary grandparents to take a short break!

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Cool place to take the little ones. They had enough to keep them entertained for a few hours. Looks like it may have been popular years ago, but time has worn it down a bit.

Thank EYoung123456
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is a favorite of ours for the grandkids. They love it. There is a lot to you and you can keep your eyes on them

Thank 14connies
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We have family that lives in Ft. Wayne and Science Central is a nice way to spend a few hours on a rainy day. Many exhibits but some are showing some wear and age. I had a disappointed daughter when she wasn’t able to use...More

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Bonita M
3 April 2017|
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Response from sciencecentral1995 | Property representative |
Hi Bonita! We have a list of partner hotels on our website. but I will list them below as well: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Staying at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites you will receive a $104.00 dollar rate in our... More
9 February 2017|
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Response from expatWorld | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion, the Science Central might not have enough material to spark their interest for age group 14+. It would be a good place for a pit stop in Fort Wayne if you just want to give it a visit.
1 March 2015|
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Response from Kathryn R | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but you could look them up on the internet and give them a call! After you pay the fee to get in, everything is included.