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SciTech Hands On Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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It was a fun visit. So much to see and do. Was there for about three hours. Best for children... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2019
Peter V

The kids loved it!Very educational.We were there for hours and we’re never bored.Went for Christmas... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Aurora, 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...more
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18 W Benton St, Aurora, IL 60506-6013
+1 630-859-3434
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Reviewed March 18, 2019

This hands on science museum is worth walking by. The museum is two floors with many exhibits to stop and interact with. Half of the exhibits do not work. You push the button or pull the lever per the instructions and nothing happens. Happened over...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Beckie S
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve lived in the area my whole life and driven by hundreds of times without ever going in. Friends invited us to go with them and their kids and we had a good visit. Even our teen daughter enjoyed the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 7, 2019

It was a fun visit. So much to see and do. Was there for about three hours. Best for children. Not as educational for me, as I am an Engineer nearing retirement.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Peter V
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

My family of 4 had so much fun. So many cool things to explore and see, touch, play and learn. We had a groupon but wasn't even too pricey. The kids had a blast, from a hot are balloon, to bubbles and post office and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Em A
Reviewed July 9, 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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank hjulie37
Reviewed June 24, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 22, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Pam R
Reviewed February 20, 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!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Deonna2
Reviewed January 3, 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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Nathan H
Reviewed August 31, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
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Connie K
April 7, 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
December 30, 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
Heather R
November 11, 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!