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Akron Fossils & Science Center

Closes in 25 min: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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more affordable alternative for kids that encourages free thinking

We visited with our two 13 year olds while on vacation in OH in July. Originally the plan was to go... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2017
N H
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Souderton, Pennsylvania
Interesting Place tto Visit for Kids

A place children will like. Not a large place but has interesting fact and activities. Visit the... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2016
Brandy Q
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2 weeks ago
“Great Learning Experience”
Jun 7, 2018
“Well worth the time”
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Akron Fossils & Science Center is a 501-c(3) nonprofit which exists to provide visitors of all ages with balanced, affordable, and hands-on educational opportunities to explore the science of the world past, present, and future. We are more than a...more
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2080 S Cleveland Massillon Rd, Copley, OH 44321-1917
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+1 330-665-3466
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is well put together and comes at an affordable price. People are bashing it because it questions some scientific theories, but it never pushes the information on to you. You read the facts and make your own decisions. The people giving negative reviews...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

The kids had a wonderful time learning about fossils and dinosaurs. Love the interaction with the small animals and learning about what they eat. We got to made replicas of fossils and take home. Now for the outside adventure and zip line. With special needs...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 421briank
AFSC_Staff, Visitor Experience Manager at Akron Fossils & Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2018

Dear 421briank, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We greatly appreciate your feedback. We are especially pleased that you were satisfied with our accommodations for special needs individuals, as we sincerely enjoy providing specialized services to meet those unique needs....More

Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

So a lot of people gave this place a bad review because of what they personally believe. That bothers me because this isn’t a place for you to do that. Just leave a review about the staff & the facility itself. So here we go!...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank iparker5611
Christian A, Visitor Experience Manager at Akron Fossils & Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2018

Dear iparker5611, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We greatly appreciate your kind words. Thank you for understanding the distinction we try to make between the science adventure presentations (which are designed as lighter, science-based, hands-on experiences) and the exhibits...More

Reviewed July 16, 2017

We visited with our two 13 year olds while on vacation in OH in July. Originally the plan was to go to Cleveland to the science museum, but we had a long drive scheduled the next day and wanted something closer and similar. Found Akron...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank N H
Christian A, Visitor Experience Manager at Akron Fossils & Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Dear N H, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We greatly appreciate your feedback, and it has helped us in prioritizing outdoor renovations over the last year. We're very glad that your visit afforded you with such a positive impression...More

Reviewed September 15, 2016

Everyone has an opinion on how the earth was created. I doubt everyone believes 100% of what evolutionist say. I doubt every Christian believes 100% of what Intelectual Design says. But if you do believe in God, I would think Science and Religion at some...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank loftusandhaha
Christian A, Visitor Experience Manager at Akron Fossils & Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Dear loftusandhaha, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your thoughts! It's very true that there are a wide range of opinions even within the creationist and evolutionist camps regarding how science or the Bible are to be interpreted. Visitors...More

Reviewed July 28, 2016

A place children will like. Not a large place but has interesting fact and activities. Visit the website to learn more.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Brandy Q
Christian A, Visitor Experience Manager at Akron Fossils & Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

Dear Brandy Q, Thank you for writing us a review! We appreciate the time you took to give your feedback and encourage others to visit our website (listed above) and learn more about us. Christian Alexander Visitor Experience Manager

Reviewed May 12, 2016

We have always enjoyed this museum. It looks small from the outside but has a whole lot to offer on the inside. They do a great job of showing the creation verses evolution argument. We have gone to many of the small evening events where...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed April 7, 2015

Of course most people that write negative reviews on this are evolutionists or just don't want to acknowledge that there is a God. A God, that one day, they will bow before and confess He is LORD. The evidence is so clear. It takes more...More

Date of experience: March 2015
4  Thank basketballchick
Reviewed April 4, 2015

I love fossils and if you love fossils you don't want to go here. This place is a joke. It's sole purpose is to gently , at first, introduce the 5000 year theory and then hit you over the head with it. They have a...More

Date of experience: April 2015
5  Thank Brian C
Reviewed November 8, 2014

If you like your science non-scientific, this is the place for you. They feature creationism and intelligent design as an alternative to science, as generally accepted and taught in schools.

Date of experience: August 2014
6  Thank Penstar
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JP K
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Response from ChristianA4150 | Property representative |
Hi, JP K, Thank you for your question! You're not the first person to ask us why we include the word "Science" in our name, so I'm happy to give you our perspective on that choice. You are correct in noting that part of... More
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