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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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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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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 4 January 2017
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Naperville, Illinois
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Aurora, Illinois
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank Brooke K
Aurora
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!!

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Thank Janice D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Carrie K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 museum. It's great to see an historic building that served as the post office come... More 

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Thank Marissa A
Aurora, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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 B
Downers Grove, Illinois
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 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 20 December 2016

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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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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