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SciTech Hands On Museum

18 W Benton St, Aurora, IL 60506-6013
+1 630-859-3434
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Enjoyed the Museum

Three floors of Science/Tech activities for kids didn't disappoint (ages 5 & 8). We spent most of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peoria, Illinois
via mobile
A nice little museum

Of course, it can't compare to the Chicago Science Museum. That being said, it's local, and the... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Steve C
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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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18 W Benton St, Aurora, IL 60506-6013
+1 630-859-3434
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 18 January 2017 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.

Thank Carrie K
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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...More

Thank Marissa A
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...More

Thank WIC62
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...More

Thank Cara B
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.

Thank Joette C
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Connie K
Is this museum wheelchair accessible?
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
Alice L
When did they first get started
31 December 2016|
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
Heather R
Is the bee exhibit still there?
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!