May 4, 2022: SciTech Hands On Museum announces future plans as a mobile STEM education resource, provider, and convener. Read the press release!

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February 18, 2022: The Aurora City Council is set to vote on $888,000 in Quality of Life grants, including $55,000 to SciTech Hands On Museum.

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January 31, 2022: SciTech Hands On Museum will likely leave downtown Aurora. The City of Aurora has asked SciTech, the hands-on science museum dedicated to STEM education for children, to leave its building in downtown Aurora by the end of March.

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May 25, 2021: We are working to ensure we have a safe environment that meets current CDC guidelines and keeps our visitors and employees safe.  Watch for information on our site or follow us on Facebook for the latest information. 

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May 10, 2020: The majority of museums, zoos, and camp programs in the US remain closed to the public due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus). SciTech Hands On Museum misses our guests! If you miss us, too, please let us know by buying a SciTech Gift Card and consider plan a visit when we reopen! We appreciate your support during this period of uncertainty. 

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April 15, 2020: SciTech Hands On Museum is tracking the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation daily. The museum is seeking some of the relief funds made available through state and federal grants. YOUR support can also help! Please consider purchasing a SciTech Gift Card now for a future use towards admissions, STEAMart merchandise, and museum programs.

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SciTech Hands On Museum is on YouTube!

You asked – we responded. All of the #STEAMatHome videos have been uploaded to YouTube! Search for SciTech Hands On Museum Aurora or use this link. Subscribe to the channel to get the very latest videos and science discussions!

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FUN NEW CONTENT! 

March 25, 2020: SciTech Hands On Museum is working on new ways for our friends and guests to explore STEAM online while the building is closed. Check out the Facebook Page for daily challenges in LEGOS, cooking, engineering, and more. Guests are also invited to submit a photo of a museum visit and have it turned into a coloring page for everyone to enjoy.

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SciTech Hands On Museum has joined the effort to #FLATTENTHECURVE and fight the coronavirus, along with other museums in the Chicagoland area. 

EFFECTIVE Saturday, March 14, 2020,
the museum will be closed to the public.
  • There have been no reported cases or exposures at the museum.
  • If you or your organization holds a reservation at the museum, you will be contacted about the options. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • We will continue to evaluate the situation as new developments arise and we will provide updates via email, website, and social media.
  • This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as needed here and on the CDC website at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
  • For general questions about COVID-19 and Illinois’ response and guidance, call 1-800-889-3931 or email DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV.
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SciTech Hands On Museum has not reopened yet. We remain committed to our mission
– to inspire learning through creative, interactive activities and educational programs –
as we continue to explore our future. Please follow us on Facebook or visit this website for updates.
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