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“Great for Kids” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of SciTech Hands On Museum

SciTech Hands On Museum
Ranked #5 of 26 things to do in Aurora
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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
Oswego, Illinois
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great for Kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

This is a great hands on place for kids. I used to take my class for field trips. The admission is a little high priced. It's a good way to spend 2 hours. You can learn a lot.

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188 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Good afternoon trip with 5-12 year old interested in science”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

The former Aurora post office has been converted into a science museum. There are lots of interesting little exhibits for elementary school kids. There is a small area for toddlers (off limits to the bigger kids.) Worth going to and most of the exhibits are usually working. The only complaint is for the TV news simulation (which wasn't in focus) and that the museum could include more of a explanation of what's going on in the exhibit (so you can explain it to your kids, even if you don't understand it). Small cafe. Otherwise, a good time.

Visited July 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fun with science”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

Good for kids 6-12. Many hands on things to explore. Don't miss the basement and the back/outside area of the museum. Across the street there are sculptures that sprinkle water on you when you walk between them. Bring a towle and let the kids run around there for a while afterwards.

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Montgomery, Illinois
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4 reviews
“Appearances Are Deceiving.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2012

What looks like a post-office from the outside hides a really fun place for children and adults alike. Presentations are fun and interactive. Well worth the time and money for an afternoon of fun.

Visited September 2011
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Plainfield, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“We visited this place once and not comming back”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2012 via mobile

The place is just ok. The exibits are ok but they seem kind of old and dusty. Not much to do for small children, the toddlers area is really small and there are not many activities for them. The only fun thing my boy did was to run and run all over the place.

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SciTech2013, Director of Sales at SciTech Hands On Museum, responded to this review, February 15, 2014
Thank you so much for visiting our museum in 2012! I am the new Director of Operations at SciTech Hands on Musuem and I am personally reaching out to our visitors. We are currently in the process of seeking grant funding to expand our museum that has been open to the public since 1987. By April 2014 we will have added 2 brand new exhibits that no other museum in the state currently has! Also, the Dunham Fund has generously donated to our organization to expand the area you spoke of for the younger learners. It will be renamed Nano-Vation Labs and will feature many new exhibits specifically designed for our young scientists! Please feel free to keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates and I hope that you visit us again this Summer! My name is Camille Coller, do not hesitate to call with any questions regarding the future we have in mind!
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