COVID–19 Update:

Dear members and guests: The health and safety of your family is very important to us. The pandemic data for Ingham County and our state continues to trend in the wrong direction, creating a "high-risk" scenario. In order to mitigate community spread of COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution, we have made the decision to temporarily close the Science Center to the general public beginning this Thursday, April 1st. Spring L.A.B.S. programming will continue as planned.


We hope this temporary closure of the science center will be brief. An Impression 5 membership investment includes 12 months of access to the science center, and we intend to provide that opportunity to all our member families.  Once the duration of the closure is determined we will communicate more details. Thank you for your understanding and support!  


The building is closed for general reservations, but there is still plenty of Impression 5 fun to be had at home! Check out our library of hands-on activities that explore a variety of basic scientific concepts themed around your favorite Impression 5 exhibits


Welcome Back!

The Impression 5 team is thrilled to welcome you back as we reopen our doors to visitors. Our top priority is the safety of our guests and staff, so we have implemented enhanced disinfecting measures and limited capacity, timed entry ticketing to let your family safely and freely explore your science center. Read on for more information about our safety procedures and how to plan your next visit.


Open Hours

Safety Procedures

Make a Reservation

Admission Fees

Virtual Education Resources


Open Hours



9 a.m. - 2 p.m.




Walk-in shopping and continued play for remaining visitors are available until 4 p.m. during open days.



Safety Procedures


Before visiting, please begin monitoring your household for any symptoms and review our safety guidelines and procedures here. Please note that in visiting Impression 5 Science Center, you are agreeing to:

  • Undergo a health screening upon your arrival

  • Wear a mask for the duration of your visit (ages 3+)

  • Practice social distancing

  • Be symptom-free at the time of visit

Anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted into the science center.


As one of many increased safety procedures, we have increased ventilation and air filtration throughout Impression 5. As we approach changing weather, please be prepared for cooler temperature in the building. We recommend dressing in layers. 


Make a Reservation


Due to limited building capacity, visitors must reserve an entry time prior to visiting. Here's how to get started:

  • Select a month to visit using the buttons below.

  • Pick a date and entry window. After you arrive, feel free to stay and play as long as you'd like!

  • Reserve your entry time by adding "1" into the quantity field at the bottom of the page. You only need 1 time slot per group of up to 5 people.

  • Check out! Your online total will be $0, and regular admission will be applicable upon your arrival to the science center.

  • Look for your e-ticket and acknowledgement email as a receipt of your reservation!


If reservation slots are booked out in advance, please note that we have updated our reservations process to provide limited day-of reservations tickets. Please call (517) 485-8116 ext. 138 to inquire about availability of day-of tickets for that day only. 


For questions, cancellations, and rescheduling, please contact our admissions desk at (517) 485-8116 ext. 138 or


Please note that discounts (senior, military, ACM, ASTC, and Museums for All) and free admission for our members will be applied at check-in to the science center. Thank you!


Select a month to visit us:



Admission Fees:
$8.50: Adults, Children 2 and older
$7.00: Seniors, Military members (and immediate family)
FREE: Members, Children 1 & younger
$2.00: Museums for All (up to 6 guests with valid ID and EBT, Medicaid, or WIC card)


Reciprocal Admission:
FREE: ASTC Travel Passport 90+ miles
50% OFF: ASTC Travel Passport under 90 miles
50% OFF: ACM Reciprocal Network (up to 6 guests)


Virtual Educational Resources


Not ready to visit quite yet? Impression 5 is committed to providing continuous educational support for your family wherever you are. We’re excited about sharing our newest online resources with you, which you can explore below!