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Impression 5 Science Center

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Address: 200 Museum Dr, Lansing, MI 48933-1914
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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Birthday Party or Just Exploring

Our 2nd time attending a birthday party there. It is perfect for younger kids. They have also been doing lots of updates, which turned out really nice. Great place for younger... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
MSUBones2010
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Okemos, Michigan
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Okemos, Michigan
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our 2nd time attending a birthday party there. It is perfect for younger kids. They have also been doing lots of updates, which turned out really nice. Great place for younger kids to learn and have fun. Perfect for a rainy day activity.

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Berkley, Michigan
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with my toddler grandson. The special area for the little kids was perfect. Lots of activities with the best being the big water table.

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Gaylord, Michigan
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58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The different hands on things are great for kids 10 and younger unless they're really into the stuff offered then maybe a couple years older would enjoy it. A/c is only on the main level but that's for admission, gift store, and lunch area. The rest of the museum is upstairs and gets very hot when it's warm outside. Prices... More 

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Gaylord, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impression 5 is a good place to go, but know this, on a hot day it can get hot inside. Our grandchildren (5&7) had a fun time, but all four of us were sweating after about 20 minutes. There are many activities for them and us. Road construction going on when we went, but not too bad.

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Thank Razorback-n-Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with my daughter and her children. Was my first time. A lot to do, kids loved it. Had a great day.

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Bluffton, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This place is has some really neat exhibits. The throwing things and light exhibits were my children's favorites. They also had a neat grocery store/ healthy eating exhibit and construction/ blocks area. That being said it really is geared towards younger children and my 12 year old was ready to go after an hour and a half. My 10 year... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Growing up, I remember coming here twice as a kid. It was always a blast. Thirty years later, it's largely the same. Sure, things have absolutely changed, but they do a great job of making science fun and appropriate for kids. A year ago, we got a deal on an annual membership here. Now, going here is a once or... More 

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Thank Dan D
Raleigh, North Carolina
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128 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Spent a solid two hours there and both a 20-month old and 4.5 year old enjoyed it the whole time. The 4.5 year old missed the dinosaurs, but did enjoy the throwing section. Would like to see the bubble section removed.....just messy and unsafe with that slick surface.

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Thank NCfamily77
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

A hands-on experience for kids and adults. Somewhat small and eclectic, but fun nevertheless. A good place to visit for a couple hours.

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Okemos, Michigan
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Fun interactive science center for kids. There are many things to do and experiment with. Great stop in downtown Lansing.

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