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Oct 21:  Super Science Saturday -

Fabulous Fall Leaves

Nov 04:  Welcome to Candy Land

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Nov 18:  Super Science Saturday -

Crazy Chemistry

Dec 16:  Super Science Saturday -

Ice Investigation


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Group Add-on Options

Add some hands-on fun and learning to your visit!

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In addition to our guided tours, we have more options for groups to enhance your experience at the Science Center.  These options are designed to meet specific benchmarks in the State of Ohio's K-12th Grade Standards. Packages are outlined below.  All group options are in addition to the general group admission prices. 

Workshop Add-On: $5 extra per person

Great choice for schools and home-education groups!

Minimum group of fifteen paid participants required to reserve this option. Chaperones not participating in the activities will pay only the regular group rate for the guided tour.

Scientific Studies Add-On Workshop:

Choose ONE topic from ONE of the categories listed:

Earth & Space Sciences - Rock Formation and the Geologic Column, Plate Tectonics, Our Solar System, or Earth Systems (Weather).

Physical Sciences & Technology - Hands-on Physics, Design Patterns, or Ancient Technology.

Life Sciences - Ohio History, Heredity & Natural Selection, Plants in the Fossil Record, Fossils from Around the World, or Dinosaur Extinction Theories. 

Creature Feature Add-On Workshop:               

Choose ONE topic from ONE of the categories listed:

Habitats and Homes - Discover some of the strange places that animals call home. We will explore burrows, dens, nests, and hives with live animal ambassadors! Recommended for grades 1-3

Ecology and Adaptations - Ecology is the study of relationships between living things and their ecosystems. We will discuss food webs and the special features that animals have to help them where they live. Recommended for grades 2-4

Hide and Seek (Camouflage) - We often walk right by an animal and never know that it was there. Animals hide for many reasons and with a variety of capabilities. We will take an up-close look at some animals that are masters of disguise. Recommended for grades 2-4

Venoms and Toxins - Venom is an important tool that many species use to eat and defend themselves. People use these substances for many reasons in medicine and other fields. We will discover some fascinating facts about venom and toxins with the help of some cool critters. Recommended for grades 4-6

What's For Dinner? (Diets and Eating Habits) - Some animals eat plants, others eat other animals, and some will eat just about anything. Animals have their favorite foods just like people, and we will discover what some of them are and how they eat once they get it.  Recommended for grades 3-5

Offense and Defense (Predators vs. Prey) - The animal world is full of danger and animals must use the skills and features they have to survive. We will explore some of the ways that animals hunt and how some defend themselves in a hands-on way. Recommended for grades 4-6

Conservation and Stewardship - Many species of animals are threatened in their natural habitats. People around the world work to prevent the loss of these animals. Let's explore how people are managing animal populations and what we can do to help. Recommended for grades 5-8


More options:

Educational Day - $18 per person

Great for Scout groups, church groups, co-ops, and schools!


Overnight Lock-In - $25 per person

Science fun all evening with an overnight stay at the Science Center!


Please note that purchase orders are not available for, Groups, Tours, Add-on Packages, Educational Days, or Overnight Lock-Ins. Applicable deposits and full payments will be made before and on the day of your visit.