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The Science Center

1237 E. Main St. (University Mall), Carbondale, IL 62901


This center was designed for children ages 3-13 and their families. The science museum features several interactive hands-on exhibits dealing with a variety of basic concepts of science, as well as special events and programs.

The Science Center was incorporated in 1992 and opened its doors in 1994 with the goal of encouraging children to develop their natural curiosity and exploration through hands-on experience. We host more than 50 exhibits and see more than 50,000 visitors annually. Our most recent exhibit addition is a 600ft pneumatic ball launch system. The Science Center is a recognized 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit organization and is made possible by the generous contributions of our community members.

$7.50 per person. Children 2 and under are free. Ask about military and senior discounts. Part of the ASTC Passport program.  


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  • Mon: Closed
  • Tue: Closed
  • Wed: 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu: 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri: 11:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sat: 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Infants 2 & Under are Free
*Ask us about our Senior Citizen discount!

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