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SciTech Hands On Museum

18 W Benton St, Aurora, IL 60506-6013
+1 630-859-3434
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The kids loved it!Very educational.We were there for hours and we’re never bored.Went for Christmas... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
hjulie37
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Aurora, Illinois
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We spent 3 hours in the museum. I took my 8 year old grandson. He loved it! If you arrive when it... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
lovethesun016
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Chicago, Illinois
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SciTech Hands On Museum offers over 200 interactive science and technology exhibits. There are three floors and 30,000 sq feet of exciting science fun in an historic post office building in downtown Aurora. Imagine standing inside a tornado! Discover how much energy you can generate in the ComEd Energy exhibit! Explore technologies from ancient times to modern space travel! An excellent destination for Field Trips, Scout Events, Overnights, and Birthday parties, SciTech will appeal to all ages. In the summer months (June - September), experience full-body physics experiments in the Fox Motion Park outside! Stop by the STEAMart Discovery Shop for gifts, gadgets, and gizmos-to-go for your budding SCIENTIST!
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18 W Benton St, Aurora, IL 60506-6013
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

The kids loved it!Very educational.We were there for hours and we’re never bored.Went for Christmas celebrations and will definitely go back

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We spent 3 hours in the museum. I took my 8 year old grandson. He loved it! If you arrive when it opens you’ll have an hour or so before groups come in. Also, 12:00 - 1:00. was not crowded because the groups were eating...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

It was a rainy night and the three grandkids ages nine, eight and four were sleeping over. We needed something to do! We are so glad we visited the SciTech Hands on Museum. There are so many wonderful things to do - all educational and...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

3 floors of fun for kids of all ages - Too much to do in one day! And be sure to check Groupon before you go, sometimes the have a deal posted on there!

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

I went with younger cousins and friends at different times and its a great place if children want to have fun and explore the wonders of science.

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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

I visited the museum with my husband and my three grown up kids, the kids enjoyed the activity Me and my husband were ok with it Nice staff Interesting hands-on experience Some activities are outdated and need maintenance Overall it was worth the reasonable fees

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Science information at it's best. The kids really get involved in the displays. Can interact with many of the experiments going on.They have a gift shop too ! Just a great place to go on a cold day when you can't be outside. Lots of...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

... if some adult in the group understands most of the science. As another review has already stated, some of the exhibit placards do not offer a lot of detail. The small size, at least compared to the Museum of Science and Industry, makes it...More

1  Thank David G
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Great hands on children's science museum! Very beautiful old school building with interactive exhibits. They also hold live demonstrations of experiments which are lively and informative. Can get a little overwhelming if a school field trip is visiting:) Would recommend for ages 3-12

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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

It's a small museum with little descriptions on the science behind the object you're playing with. Lots of things were damaged, not working, worn down or just worth skipping over. I wouldn't go again if someone paid me. Not worth the time.

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Connie K
8 April 2017|
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Response from Janice D | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is wheelchair accessible. There is an elevator that takes you to the top and bottom floors. Enjoy
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Alice L
31 December 2016|
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Response from SciTech2013 | Property representative |
We opened our doors in 1988 in Naperville, IL. FERMILab phycisit Ernest Malamud founded SciTech. The City of Aurora recruited the small museum to take over the historical 1931 Post Office building in 1990. Thanks for... More
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Heather R
12 November 2016|
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Response from SciTech2013 | Property representative |
Hello! We have portions of our bee exhibit up however the live hive is not currently up due to the colder weather. Thanks for your interest!
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