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“Impression 5”

Impression 5 Science Center
Ranked #3 of 69 things to do in Lansing
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Interactive museum engages all five senses in the exploration, understanding and appreciation of the wonders of physical science.
DeWitt, Michigan
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13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Impression 5”
Reviewed 8 January 2012

Great place to take your kids! A fun afternoon can be had by all! It is very similar to many cities "hand on museums."

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Michigan
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A dream day for our 16-month-old”
Reviewed 31 December 2011

This review mainly pertains to the First Impression Room for birth to 4-year-olds, since that's where we spent the majority of our two-hour visit ...

As a mom, I am often racking my brain to come up with new, fun and educational experiences for my little one, and this one was huge. Our little guy was in heaven for two hours going from one toy to the next and babbling the whole way. He loved all the toys with wheels, as well as the play kitchen and water area.

Every detail has been attended to, from baskets to collect toys that need sanitizing, to a nursing room and waterproof shoes and smocks for playing with water toys at the water table. I felt like we were in a new, well-maintained environment, that in spite of all the kids, wasn't crawling with germs (big bonus!)

The only drawback I could see is that there is a deficit of restrooms currently, but I do believe the center is working on this.

Visited December 2011
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Lansing, Michigan
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258 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Don't bother”
Reviewed 30 December 2011

Cheap, poorly maintained displays with little or no description. It's supposed to be educational, but there is no real attempt to describe or explain the point of the various displays. Dated, third-rate science fair stuff.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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71 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“You won't learn anything here without a teacher”
Reviewed 22 December 2011

My 4th grade kids went here for a field trip. While they enjoyed running around and exploring, it wasn't much better than a children's museum. Scientific explanations on the exhibits were minimal and uninteresting. Best part was when a staff person actually led a discussion and explanation of static electricity.

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michigan
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152 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Fun at Impressions 5!”
Reviewed 22 November 2011

Dd had a riot making slime (cost was $2) and attending the light and laser workshop. Very interesting how the laser could pop the balloon. Dd also had a riot pulling the bubble ring up around herself. We would come back again if we were in town.

Visited November 2011
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