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SciTech Hands On Museum

18 W. Benton St, Aurora, IL 60506
+1 630-859-3434
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Ranked #9 of 20 attractions in Aurora
Type: Museums
Owner description: Over 200 interactive Science and Technology exhibits. 30,000sq feet of exciting science fun in an historic post office building in downtown Aurora.... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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Gulf Coast Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Oh what a poor attempt to serve the needs of kids and science. Poorly kept. Exhibits are old and out of date. That's not to say that learning is not taking place here. The people who run this place must be doing so as a hobby. Little professionalism is evident. The place feels like it is lacking resources and financial... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I remember going to this place as a child some 20 years ago and I remember loving it. There were a lot of the same exhibits there, and now that I am a bit older I still thought they were pretty interesting. The staff was helpful and the cost isn't unreasonable. Our two year old had quite a good time,... More

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Geneva, IL
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Really I'd like to give it 2 1/2 circles, it's not quite poor, but below average. It's been a few years since our last visit and the place needs work. Admission is $8 for everyone 4 and up (seniors are a little less, $6 I think), which is a lot if you are getting there at 1PM and the place... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This museum is an hour+ from our home and still worth the drive. It is housed in an old post office--probably built in the 30's. If you are used to gleaming exhibits and modern halls, this will be a change. Many of the hands on materials are worn because, well, there's been many hands on. Much of the plexiglass surrounding... More

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North Aurora, Illinois, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We recently attended SciTech as part of a walking fieldtrip. Our school is close enough that we can walk downtown. We took 220 seventh graders to SciTech for 2 hours. The staff was amazing-they set up groups for us so each group rotated to different places within the museum. Each group had a guide and the kids enjoyed every minute... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We had our son's birthday there. The party was fine but the staff of the museum did not seem to understand kids do not drive themselves to birthday parties especially when they are 8. They wanted to charge us for any parent who came to pick up their kid. There were fathers who were texting in the lobby bored to... More

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SciTech2013, Director of Sales at SciTech Hands On Museum, responded to this review

I apologize for any inconvenience you experienced during the Birthday Party you booked here in August 2013. I am the new Director of Operations and while I was not on staff at the time this happened, I would love to try and resolve this in anyway that I can. Since I began working here my focus has been guest satisfaction... More

Aurora, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

There is always so much to do at the Scitech hands on museum. One will never be bored and it is a great place to bring your family for family fun!

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North Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

It was nice to let the inner child out to play. It is a great place for kids to have fun and learn at the same time. I have to admit that I learned a few things myself.

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Arcola, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

My sons really enjoyed all the interactive displays. Nice museum! I believe this museum now houses the Chasing 4 Life vehicle.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

I love this museum! It's the perfect size to feel comfortable to let the kids roam yet keep them entertained (and learn some great things hands-on too!) The outdoor physics park is really unique and in a beautiful setting overlooking the Fox River. Can't be beat- especially for the low price!

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