During the classical period of Greek history, great strides in understanding the world were made when science replaced listening to slightly smarter-than-average children. Enjoy the fruits of ignoring overconfident kids with today's Groupon: for $32, you get a one-year membership (a $65 value) to Science Central in Fort Wayne.
Science Central teaches all ages about scientific methods with hands-on exhibits and activities. An admission-granting membership, which provides free admission to two adults and six children under 18, opens the learning shutters so parents and children can discover how to think scientifically. Permanent exhibition schedules rotate on weekdays, Saturdays, and Sundays and feature a tidal pool, giant slide, moonwalk, the Mind's Eye Gallery of interactive puzzles, and the Prediction Gallery, which lets kids be pretend-meteorologists pretending to predict pretend weather. The current temporary exhibit area will be filled with Me–The Medical Marvel, 1,500 feet worth of brain kernels about blood, old-timey medical devices, nutrition, AIDS, and the relationship between height and the ability to spell, for the duration of 2010. Preview a virtual museum here.
The basic membership also consists of free or discount admission for more than 250 ASTC science museums, invitations to members-only events, and 10% off at the gift store. For adults, Science Central offers a huge amount of helpful amenities that make trips to the brain chamber as smooth as a glass vase covered in engine coolant.
Valid for new members only. Activate by February 1, 2011.
Science Central was mentioned in the Journal Gazette and the AroundFortWayne blog. It can be seen here in a video from VisitFortWayne.com. It has a 3.5-star average from Yahoo! Travelers and a four-star average from five Insider Pagers.
- Science Central was the final stop in a three-year of tour of Indiana for a colorful, interactive exhibit on genes designed by Indiana University researchers. IU President Michael McRobbie was at the children’s museum Wednesday to unveil the exhibit and appoint Science Central its permanent resting place. – Kelly Soderlund, Journal Gazette
- I would describe Science Central as a sort of mini children's museum with a vast amount of scientific experiments and facts for children of all ages! – A Yahoo! Contributor, Yahoo! Travel
Though Science Central, a non-profit organization, first opened its doors in 1995, the facility touts a history that dates back to its opening in 1929 as the city’s light and power plant. Now the building illuminates minds instead of bulbs, with 32,000 square feet of exhibit space, a rotating schedule of traveling exhibitions, three classrooms, and a demonstration theater. Budding minds venture through horizon-broadening exhibits that cover diverse scientific areas such as the human body and meteorology.
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