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400 S Main St Located in Kenyon College's Wright Center formally the Buckeye Tobacco & Candy Building, Mount Vernon, OH 43050-4128
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JBH wrote a review Sep 2020
210 contributions31 helpful votes
We've been going to SPI for years, back in its original location, it's second location and it's current location. The current set up is the nicest so far. :) I would say that kids 3-10 years old would find the most to interact with throughout the museum. Everything is bright and the use of the old building makes for a nice historic/community aspect. My kids' favorite things to do include: the interactive sand box, the experiments that rotate, the stereoscope, and the climbing equipment. We've had several good experiences here. One of the staff members can be a bit harsh when giving reminders. I imagine repeating the same thing everyday can be a bit grating, but not everybody knows the same rules when it is their first time or even second time. Friendly directives would be more appreciated. They have a membership available to those families that would like to come often.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Jwilleke wrote a review Nov 2019
Mount Vernon, Ohio21 contributions8 helpful votes
Staff was friendly and helpful and the facilities were well maintained and Clean. Spent more than two hours and the children were non-stop exploring
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Ben M. wrote a review Jun 2019
Howard, Ohio45 contributions3 helpful votes
Visited with granddaughter. She wasn't too fond of science.. Especially during holidays. And college.. I am way to young for that, you need to be cleaver she said. Well, after a couple of minutes she was totally into it, wants to come back soon. Fun to do together, parents and son or daughter. Play and learn!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Gabi wrote a review Jun 2019
Mount Vernon, Ohio8 contributions1 helpful vote
Great place for kids to learn and enjoy different kind of science. Climbing and just having fun. Adults can put together puzzle pieces, while kids play with other things.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Lori P wrote a review Oct 2018
Mount Vernon, Ohio4 contributions1 helpful vote
Great opportunity for families. Learning areas. Classes for kid's. Central located and scholarships are available so no one is left out due to cost. Young children activities also.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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