Imagine, Explore, Discover
Come and explore over 200 interactive STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) exhibits which inspire education and imagination. Every exhibit is a mini-experiment with information about what to DO at the station and the scientific explanation for what is happening. Bring the entire family! Young and old minds alike will discover science in the world around them. SciTech also offers group field trips, overnights, scout programs, birthday parties and day camps.
Events and News
In 1988, our founder, Ernest Malamud envisioned a center “to provide…learning experiences for the ENTIRE population of the western suburbs.”read more
Imagine, explore and discover what FRACTALS are and where they can be found in the world around us! At 1:00pm FermiLab’s Mr. Freeze will be presenting on the main stage for everyone to enjoy.read more
Up to four child admissions are FREE with a paying adult. Do you know what Dr. King thought about science and religion?read more
Special events are planned on the days highlighted in BLUE. Please click on those dates to find out what is going on at SciTech!
Tues–Fri: 10AM to 5PM
Saturdays: 10AM to 5PM
$10 General Public ages 4-59
$8 Military & Seniors 60+
Free for children ages 3 years and younger
We are a participating member of Museums4All! Present your EBT card and photo ID to receive a $3.00 admission, applicable for up to four people per card.
Come and explore over 200 interactive STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts mathematics) exhibits which inspire learning and imagination.
- All visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
- Groups over 10, please fill out our registration form on the Field Trips page.
- Groups over 20 are eligible for discounted admission and special programming. Questions? Call our Guest Services Team at 630-859-3434 ext. 210.
The Museum will be closed on the following Holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Dec. 24-25th
School Holidays: School is out but SciTech is open!
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday, Presidents’ Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day
18 West Benton Street, Aurora, IL 60506| (P) 630-859-3434 | (Fax) 630-859-8692 SciTech 6 hour lot: Park at the city lot on the east side of building. Street parking: Street parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The north and south sides of Benton are now free three-hour parking from 8 am to 8 pm. Please move your car before 3 hours have passed.
SciTech 6 hour lot: Park at the city lot on the east side of building.
Street parking: Street parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The north and south sides of Benton are now free three-hour parking from 8 am to 8 pm. Please move your car before 3 hours have passed.
All memberships include:
- 2 Guest Passes
- Discounted additional guest passes for $6
- Discounts on special events, SciTech programs, and Summer STEAM Camps
- 10% discount at SciTech’s STEAMMART
- 15% off Birthday Parties
- ASTC (Association of Science and Technology Centers) membership (Free or reduced admission to over 300 science centers worldwide)
- $100 for one year, $175 for two years
- Admission for 5 Family Members.
Family Plus Membership ($125): Same as above PLUS
- 15% discount at SciTech’s gift shop
- 15% off Birthday Parties and Camps
- ACM (Association of Children’s Museums) membership (50% off general admission- for up to 6 people to 200 museums in North America including 15 in Illinois!)
Deluxe Family Membership ($200): Same as above PLUS
- Admission for 10 Family Members
- 5 Guest Passes (valid for 1 year)
Put your skills and expertise to work for a great cause!
SciTech’s mission is to inspire learning through creative, interactive activities and educational programs. Volunteers can help us support this mission by assisting us in creating a learning environment that frames science concepts in accessible and entertaining ways.
We invite you to be part of our team encouraging people to engage with science and technology in fun and positive ways.
Designed for the youngest scientists, our Early Learning Center offers STEAM experiences for children under 5 years.read more
Let SciTech Hands On Museum host your birthday party in your own private room! Party packages start at $200 for up to 15 guests.read more
Planning a field trip? Have a group larger than 10 people? Our Discovery Day page will help you plan your group visit to SciTech. Add on a lab or demo to make your trip truly memorable!read more
SciTech Hands On Museum will bring the STARLAB to you! With wide-range programming the STARLAB is a great supplement to your current school curriculum.read more
Bring some excitement back to your students and families! Our scientists will deliver interactive STEAM experiences right to your door. From interactive demonstrations and tables to labs, Scout classes and our homemade wind tunnel, enjoy all that SciTech has to offer in the comfort of your own venue.read more
Complete your requirements in one of our Scout Workshops, Twilight Adventures, STEM Sleepovers or Scouts2Go!read more
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(Please note, requests take 1-2 weeks to process minimally.)
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Or you can mail us at:
SciTech Hands On Museum
18 West Benton Street
Aurora, IL 60506