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“Great time in a decent place”

Sci-Quest Hands-on Science Center
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Owner description: Opening its doors to the public in May 1999, the Science Center inspires curiosity and connects science to everyday life through hands-on fun for all ages with a wide variety of hands-on exhibits and experiences. Whether you want to predict the local forecast on a real TV weather station and green screen or take a wild trip through the human body with Grossology, Sci-Quest has something for everyone!
Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

This place had great exhibits sprinkled with a handful of "eh" ones. The floor plan is open, which is great for older kids to run from one thing to the next, but kind of stressful for a mom of toddlers who are uncontrollably drawn in opposite directions by the flashing lights and fascinating sounds. That said, once everyone was corralled we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. With preschoolers, definitely hit the magnetic sand, the bubble table and the echo tube. Definitely skip the human body exhibit that has sniff different odors and guess whether they came from the mouth, armpit, foot or anus!!!!! Gross!

1  Thank Anna D
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

Great concept but some of the activities were worn and not working. The staff seemed distant and did not interact with visitors that much.

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

I took my grandson to Sci-Quest a while back and even had a lot of fun myself. It gives the kids a chance to do some hands-on things while they are learning something. It is definitely worth the trip, but take the kids.

Thank Leonard S
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

I have taken my twin grandsons to SciQuest a few times. We went today and stayed for 5 hours. The boys were exhausted, still completely intrigued, when I finally called it quits. Both the boys are more and more interested in science, and I believe this place has really helped to excite their interest.

The facilities are a little less than perfect right now, but with the upcoming relocation, I would imagine, they are trying to keep maintenance on the old stuff to a minimum. And since many of the displays were donated, they are technically obsolete and parts are no longer available for them. [ If anyone could offer a hand with custom making replacement parts, that would be a great contribution for all to enjoy. ] They currently cannibalize the machines to keep the greatest number possible running. The new facility promises to be fantastic. I hope it is since it will be located in Madison, a much further drive for the kids and me. Only time and a visit will tell. I'll let you know!

2  Thank Donna W
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

My kids ask to go to this place more than the space and rocket center. This exhibits change out every-now-and-then, so you can go a couple of times during the year and see different things. They also have special days out of the month where they have special events.

Thank Sarry R
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