Planning Your Visit

Download the 2013-2014 School Visit Guide here. 

Contact us: (517) 485-8116 
Reservations Coordinator: Ext. 132
Big Science Lesson, Science on Wheels, and custom lessons: Ext. 144

Our Reservations Coordinator will be happy to: 
Answer questions, provide ideas for your visit, help you choose a date and time for the best experience, accommodate your special needs, and reserve a lunch room.

Group Admission Rate:
Group rate with a reservation is $5.00 per child. Teachers and chaperones accompanying a reserved group receive free admission. Group rates will be extended to schools and other established organizations.

A self-choice, learner-directed environment with the tools and freedom to interactively explore science! Explore the exhibit floor in a path that suits your personal interests while you form a relationship with science. Dive in and discover that learning is fun!
Find a full list of exhibits on the Exhibits webpage.


Enhance your day visit; schedule your group for a workshop!

Biospheres, Circuit Builders, Force & Motion, Light, Magnets, Slime, Static Electricity, Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!, Fossils, and Senses.

Workshops are scheduled for 30 minutes. Larger groups may require multiple sessions. For your convenience, fee and content standards follow workshop descriptions in the School Visit Guide, and on the Workshops webpage.


Leave it to the Impression 5 Staff to entertain and educate your students with one of the unique options offered through the Science Center:

Big Science Lesson, Science on Wheels, Overnight Adventures, and Evening Adventures. 

Planning Your Visit

Consider the exhibits you have to visit, the workshops you want to include, and the programs you’d like to experience, and plan your visit!

In order to meet the needs of Science Center visitors, we are open six days a week! If possible, we’re happy to open early for your group. Feel free to request early arrival times (as early as 8:00 a.m.)


For more information on our lunch area, science store, and scholarships, download the School Visit Guide