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SciTech Hands On Museum

18 W Benton St, Aurora, IL 60506-6013
+1 630-859-3434
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A return in time

I visited the museum with my husband and my three grown up kids, the kids enjoyed the activity Me... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
khuloodnahar
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Amman, Jordan
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School Field Trip

Science information at it's best. The kids really get involved in the displays. Can interact with... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
titanicjenjd
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Montgomery, 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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  • Average12%
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  • Terrible3%
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“post office” (4 reviews)
“all ages” (7 reviews)
“great hands” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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18 W Benton St, Aurora, IL 60506-6013
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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enjoyed the activity Me and my husband were ok with it Nice staff Interesting hands-on experience Some activities are outdated and need maintenance Overall it was worth the reasonable fees

Thank khuloodnahar
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

Thank titanicjenjd
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

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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

Thank Monitabonita
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.

Thank Lovetoexplore08
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Three floors of Science/Tech activities for kids didn't disappoint (ages 5 & 8). We spent most of our time in the Lego and large block sections, but we did explore all the exhibits. We spent about 2 hours there. Definitely would suggest going if you're...More

Thank Anuket01
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Of course, it can't compare to the Chicago Science Museum. That being said, it's local, and the kids had a great time. We got an annual membership, and went several times over the course of the year, which made it a great value. There are...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 16 March 2017

SciTech is on the site of the old Aurora Post Office turned Hands On Science Museum. Something for everyone on the three story interactive exhibit floor!

Thank Ann P
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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

Thank Brooke K
Reviewed 18 January 2017

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!!

Thank Janice D
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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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