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The Science Center is located in Copley Township at the corner of South Cleveland-Massillon Road and Minor Road 8 miles (or 15 minutes) west of Downtown Akron.


Note: Google Maps has a tendency to provide directions on back roads. For the most direct route please follow the written directions below

The entrance to the Science Center is on the Minor Rd. side of our building

Our main museum entrance is located on the Minor Rd. side of the building. Our upper parking lot is on the Cleveland-Massillon Rd. side of the building where the entrance to our Learning Center is located. If parking in the upper lot, just walk around the corner of the building and down the steps to the main entrance.


We have two parking lots for our facility. There is no charge for parking.

  • Our upper parking lot is on the Cleveland-Massillon Rd. side of the building.
  • Our lower parking lot is on the Minor Rd. side of the building (the museum entrance is there). Handicapped parking spaces are located in our lower parking lot and at the end of the upper lot closest to the main entrance.

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Driving Directions

From the North (Cleveland)

Take I-77 S toward Akron. Merge onto OH-21 S toward Massillon. Turn left at the stop light onto Minor Rd. The Science Center is on the left hand side at the end of Minor Road (1 mile away).

From the South (Columbus)

Take I-71 N toward Cleveland. Take exit 209 and merge onto I-76 E/US-224 E toward Akron. Take exit 13B to merge onto OH-21 N toward Cleveland. Turn right at Minor Rd. The Science Center is on the left hand side of the road at the end of Minor Road (1 mile away).

From the South (Canton)

Take I-77 N/US-62 E until you come to exit 122B on the left and merge onto I-277 W/US-224 W toward Barberton and continue on for 4 miles. I-277 W/US-224 merges into I-76 W. Take exit 14 for Cleve-Mass Rd toward Norton. Turn right (go north) on S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd. The Science Center is 2.9 miles down the road on the left hand side, on the corner where Minor Rd intersects Cleve-Mass Rd.

From the East (Pittsburgh)

Take I-279 N for 13.1 miles. Next merge onto I-79 N and continue on it for 5.9 miles. Take exit 77 to merge onto I-76 W (partial toll road) and continue on it for 51.6 miles. Take exit 218 for I-76 W toward Akron-Canton/County Rd 18/Mahoning Ave (toll road) for 0.3 miles. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for I-76 W and merge onto I-76 W (partial toll road) for 39.4 miles. Continue onto I-77 N for 1.9 miles. Take exit 131 for OH-162/Copley Rd for 0.2 miles. Turn left onto OH-162 W/Copley Rd and continue on it for 3.8 miles. Turn left onto S Cleveland Massillon Rd/Copley Rd at the Copley Circle and continue to follow S Cleveland Massillon Rd for 1.3 miles until you reach Minor Rd. The Science Center is on the corner on your right.

From the West (Toledo)

Head east on I-80 E/I-90 E (partial toll road) for 109 miles. Take exit 173 to merge onto I-77 S toward Akron (partial toll road). Merge onto OH-21 S (signs for OH-21/Massillon) and continue for 3.2 miles. Turn left onto Minor Rd at the stop light. The Science Center is on the left hand side at the end of Minor Rd (1 mile away).

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