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Science Central

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Address: 1950 N Clinton St, Fort Wayne, IN 46805-4049
Phone Number: +1 260-424-2400
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Wed - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Science Central offers hands-on science education and fun for visitors of...

Science Central offers hands-on science education and fun for visitors of all ages. Zoom down a 2-story slide, see a mastodon found here in Allen County, talk a walk on the moon, take part in a live science demonstration and much more!

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Good for younger kids

If you want to have kids experience some science you've come to the right place. My kids (age 5 & 7) were entertained for a couple hours and learned something along the way... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Big_Al_Peterson
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Crofton, Maryland
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Crofton, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to have kids experience some science you've come to the right place. My kids (age 5 & 7) were entertained for a couple hours and learned something along the way. Adults can relearn some things they have forgot as well :) There was an area for rotating exhibits so there is something new for multiple visits. You'll... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for kids, but is loud and noisy. The gift shop is good, but the cafeteria is a downfall. An overall good experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh my, this place was wonderful!! We spent hours here and LOVED that you could get a lunch pass to leave the premises and then return. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly, my children loved the presentations and if we lived in Fort Wayne we would be going here on a regular basis! If you are looking for an educational... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to go no matter what age you are but it is especially good for small children but adults can go also for a good time there is always plenty to learn. If you go you have to try the high wire bike it's pretty cool how it all works. Also for adults it's just neat... More 

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Coldwater, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We have visited this attraction for the last 20 years. It is a good place to fill a couple hours. There are many hands on exhibits and regular scheduled demonstrations. Now, do not expect the quality of a Chicago science and industry or Indy children's museum but for a smaller city it is a nice plus.

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Bowling Green, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Just a very delightful Sunday afternoon. We have all had a wonderful experience. Especially, since we went through the Botanical on that same trip.

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Convoy, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a wonderful place for children to interact with science. All my kids love it. We got a season pass so enjoyed it all year long. They change things around all the time so there are different things to do.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

New Earth exhibit is very nice. Well done and with live narration. Excellent description and info about our plant and a few others. Many earth and science interactive stations demonstrating all types of Science and biology.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

When I went inside, it looked like a junkyard. Nothing worked right. I'm ashamed that I walked into this place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We went there with three kids aged 5-10. I was able to accompany the 5 yr old at the discovery area for little kids where there's a play structure and some water activities. My older two spent time with my husband on other exhibits and learned a few things that day during our one hour visit. A few hands on... More 

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