Impression 5 Temporary Closure Information

Due to the recommendation by the Governor and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Impression 5 Science Center will be temporarily closing its doors in an effort to proactively support all measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community. This closure will be in effect until further notice.


We exist in this community to serve your family—our members, students, and guests—and in this moment, we feel the best way to serve is to put your health and safety first.

We will continue to monitor the situation and use the information and tools provided by our local, state, and health officials to make informed decisions about moving forward and our next steps. On behalf of all Impression 5 staff, thank you for your support. We are proud to be a part of this beautiful and resilient community, and we are eager to reopen to serve you. In the meantime, be safe and well.

Your Impression 5 Science Center Team


Contact Us

If you have an urgent need to contact us during this closure, please connect with one of the following individuals:

  • For group reservations or reserved programs, call or email Micaela Balzer at (517) 485-8116, ext. 144 (

  • For general questions or membership concerns, call or email Erik Larson at (517) 485-8116, ext. 143 (

  • For billing inquiries, call or email Jimi DeKett at (517) 485-8116, ext. 134 (


Frequently Asked Questions

This extended closure affects several educational programs and events at the Science Center, including Spring L.A.B.S. camps. Please know that you remain our priority, and our team is ready to serve in the following ways:

  • For memberships, please know that we will extend everyone’s active membership term based on the duration of our closure.

  • For Spring L.A.B.S. camp refunds, please email or call (517) 485-8116, ext. 132. Your refund choices include:

    • Deferring your Spring L.A.B.S camp investment to a Summer L.A.B.S. camp

    • Considering a portion of your Spring L.A.B.S. camp a donation to the Science Center (with tax-deductible letter) with a partial refund

    • Requesting a full 100% refund 

  • For any reserved birthday parties through May 2, our team is working to connect with you to reschedule or process refunds. Please email or call (517) 485-8116, ext. 132.   

  • For reserved school groups, our team is working to reach out to reschedule visits or process refunds. Please email or call (517) 485-8116, ext. 144 to connect with us directly.

  • For monthly programs, like Discovery Time, Make It, and LEARN517, we’ve rescheduled or cancelled our upcoming dates: 

    • Discovery Time: March 20/21 (Bugs & Insects) is now scheduled for May 15/16.
                                       March 27/28 (Science of Recycling) is now scheduled for May 8/9.
                                       April 17/18 (Science of Plants) is now scheduled for May 29/30.
                                       April 24/25 (Weather Science) is cancelled.

    • Make It: March 21 (Music Machines) is now scheduled for May 16. 
                       April 25 (Eco-Friendly Sculptures) is cancelled.

    • LEARN517: March 19  and April 16 dates are cancelled.  


Learning Resources

Visit our STEM at Home page for hands-on science activities related to Impression 5 exhibits! 

Visit the Impression 5 Facebook page Wednesdays at 1 p.m. EST for live science activities! Sign up for updates here.


What You Can Do

We recommend visiting the CDC's website for more information about how to protect yourself and your community from COVID-19. Recommendations from the CDC include:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Stay home when you are sick.