Welcome to the Science Center
Located inside University Mall in Carbondale, Illinois for over 25 years
The Science Center is a hands-on children’s museum. We are a regular destination for camps, field trips and birthday parties!
Our facility is dedicated to the awareness and exploration of hands-on learning for children ages infant-teens. We’re happy to see you taking an interest in everything the Science Center has to offer!
“To nourish and preserve each child’s innate curiosity through hands-on, inquiry-based exploration”
The Science Center is a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) and features reciprocal memberships with over 380 other museums across the country.
* THE Science Center is a recognized 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit organization and is made possible by the generous contributions of our community members.
Admission & Membership
History of The Science Center
We were originally incorporated in 1992 and opened our doors two years later. Our overall goal was to encourage and inspire children to develop a natural curiosity and exploration through hands-on experience. We currently have over 65 exhibits and can expect around 70,000 visitors annually.
We also can help your business, charity organizations and locals with:
• EXHIBIT DESIGN & BUILDING
• SCULPTURE SERVICES
• ANIMAL ENCLOSURES