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Science Central recognizes that our Mission to be a regional resource that provides inspiring and fun hands-on science education for all people of all ages is as important as your health and safety.

As we begin making plans, with the goal of being able to reopen soon, Science Central is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for staff and our visitors, even as we navigate through this challenging time.

Upon reopening we would hope that your families and friends see us as a safe and engaging venue of informal science education. Let’s all use the best defense we have, knowledge. Let’s remember that the COVID-19 virus is still with us and just as concerning as before the state put into place a measured return to a ‘new’ normal. Join with us in fighting this international crisis.

We encourage our community to be aware of your behavior, be safe in your interactions and know what your choices are before engaging. Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself and others. Continue to practice healthy habits to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Continue to practice healthy habits to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself and others
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds
  • Clean and then disinfect frequently used surfaces
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Avoid touching your face

Learn more about staying safe and healthy at cdc.gov/covid19

Science Cenral Staff

UPDATE 5/18/2020:  Onsite Summer STEM Camps from June 8th through June 28th have been canceled, but we are offering new activities. These will include science kits you can do at home as well as live interaction with Science Central educators. If you are registered for any of these programs you will be contacted soon!


Updated 5/8/2020.

Relive the Apollo Moon Landing!

Science Central will host a special photo display and guest speaker to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing mission on July 20.

Click here to learn more!

Permanent Exhibits

You'll love interacting and exploring the more than 200 hands-on exhibits at Science Central.  All of our exhibits are focused on teaching science concepts in a fun and engaging way.

Check out just a few of our permanent exhibits below!

High Rail Bike

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>> Closed for repairs. <<

Take a ride on a bicycle balanced on a thin metal rail, 25 feet off the ground, to learn about the principles of balance and gravity!

(This exhibit follows an exhibit schedule.)


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Join us in the Lincoln Financial Foundation Demonstration Theater to learn more about the weather, matter, the human body, and a variety of other science topics in an interactive and engaging manner.

(This exhibit follows an exhibit schedule)

Kids Central

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This area is designed specifically for children, ages 2 through 7, and their grown-ups.  Kids Central includes exhibits that will educate and entertain our younger visitors, including a giant piano keyboard, a water table and water play activities, bubble windows, and the Fort Discovery play area.

Science on a Sphere

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Science Central's Science On a Sphere installation is the first of its kind in an Indiana museum, and one of only about 100 in existence around the world!

Learn more!

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Swap Shop

Bring in a rock, fossil, mineral, or seashell and help our educators identify your item! Earn points to "purchase" other items from our extensive Swap Shop collection by completing some fun learning activities!

(This exhibit follows an exhibit schedule.)




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