Marilynne Eichinger founded Impression 5 in 1972.
Impression 5 Science Center is a dynamic, interactive space for families to play, create, and challenge their understanding of science. Our mission is to facilitate learners in scientific exploration through hands-on exhibits and participatory educational programming.
Impression 5 refers to the five senses and the way that each sense is engaged when guests visit.
Impression 5 Science Center is a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit organization.
Since 1982, Impression 5 has been located on Museum Drive in downtown Lansing. The building was originally used as a lumber mill.
For the past 40 years, Impression 5 has served nearly 3 million visitors.
- An exhibit area that covers more than 25,000 square feet.
- More than a dozen exhibits feature self-choice, learner-directed activities.
- A Chemistry Lab that hosts activities such as slime workshops and dry ice demonstrations!
- Space for school groups, birthday parties, and other parties and events.
WHAT WE OFFER:
Impression 5 Science Center is open six days a week during the following hours:
- Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
- Monday: CLOSED
- Closed major holidays, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day, Easter Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving Day.
- Adults: $7.00
- Seniors: $6.50
- Children, 1 & older: $7.00
- Children, up to 1 year old: FREE
- Impression 5 Members: FREE
- ASTC Travel Passport Program: FREE
- ACM Reciprocal Network: 50% off for up to 6 people
Free admission for two adult family members and all of their children or grandchildren under 18. Free general admission to other ASTC science centers across the globe.
Enhanced Membership: $125
Free admission for two adult family members and all of their children or grandchildren under 18, in addition to one named caregiver. Includes 2 guest admissions with each visit. Free general admission to other ASTC science centers, and discounts on admission to ACM children's museums worldwide.
Elemental Membership: $250
Enjoy all the benefits of Enhanced Membership, plus entry into the Society of Elemental Donors.
IMPRESSION 5 ONLINE:
- impression5.org Find out about upcoming events, programs, exhibits, and more!
- Facebook – Currently, around 7,000 “likes”
- YouTube – Take a virtual tour, watch interviews with Impression 5 staff, see program previews, and see videos L.A.B.S. students have created.
- Flickr – Photos of Impression 5 events and visitors
- Delicious – Browse the latest Impression 5 media coverage, or read the latest science and science education coverage.
Development & Communications Specialist
Impression 5 Science Center
200 Museum Drive
Lansing, MI 48933
P: 517 485-8116 ext. 148
F: 517 485-8125
(Information on this fact sheet was last updated August 2013)