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Address: 200 Museum Drive, Lansing, MI 48933
Phone Number: 517-485-8116
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Interactive museum engages all five senses in the exploration,...

Interactive museum engages all five senses in the exploration, understanding and appreciation of the wonders of physical science.

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Nice Big Museum

One reason I really like Impression 5 is the size. I'm not talking about square footage (or possibly I am) but rather I'm referring to the space to move around between stations... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Nicole H
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One reason I really like Impression 5 is the size. I'm not talking about square footage (or possibly I am) but rather I'm referring to the space to move around between stations and exhibits. Many children's museums are so cluttered and there is very little space for small bodies to run around and move. Impression 5 is a much more... More 

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Thank Nicole H
Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Totally enjoyable and facinating for a 5 year old. our grand-niece loved all of the hands on displays

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Thank linnlamm
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this downtown adventure. lots of fun and very creative. The people who work here love kids and go out of their way so they have fun!

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Thank T2ABQ
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68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Haven't been in this place in years & years but very pleased with not only the remodel but especially the types and amount of activities available. Was quite a treat for the adults not just the children! Could spend the better part of a day with a precocious 4 year old.

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Thank Teresa F
Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went while under construction and some exhibits closed, so didn't get the full experience. Overall fun for the kids and I liked the "in the dark" exhibit. luckily I had atsc reciprocal membership, so free entry. If I had to pay full price, it would have been too pricey for a party of 5.

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Thank aliepora22
North Street, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was a snowy Saturday. We arrived early enough to find parking in a small lot right by the building; I am not sure what other parking options are available. The museum offers reciprocity with other museums, so we were able to use our membership at the Ann Arbor Science Museum for entry. They also offered an AARP deal for... More 

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Thank 206JanF
Lansing, Michigan
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The kids love this place! There is so much for the children to do and learn about here. The hands on learning experience is second to none.

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Thank MiMischa
Raleigh, North Carolina
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103 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Used to attend as a kid and took my children on a cold day to get some activity. Was surprised how interactive and well-done the museum was! Biggest knock is not having more plentiful options to clean hands. Also be aware they charge for everyone over 12 months old. Having said that, my 15-month old got a ton of use... More 

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Thank NCfamily77
Northville, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

A well thought out science center especially for a mediocre size, midwest town. A good place to go when the weather is sub par. My kids enjoyed (13, 11, 9 and 7). Good amount of activities for all of them. Good model train layout. On the downside, little on-site parking is offered. Plan to park at a nearby lot ($$$$).... More 

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Thank Matt M
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Great place for kids 3 to 15 to explore! My 3 year old loved the bubble room, my 7 year old loved the weights and pulleys room and my 9 1/2 year old loved the light wave room. The train and dinosaur exhibits were fun too! There is a great area for little ones aged 1 to 3 with a... More 

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