Planning a visit to SciTech Hands On Museum?

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10a-5p

Friday: 10a-7p

Saturday: 10a-5p

SciTech Hands On Museum is open for many school holidays! Please check for hours for:

  • Columbus Day
  • Winter Break
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Spring Break
  • Good Friday

18 W. Benton St., Aurora, IL 60506

(P) 630-859-3434

SciTech Hands On Museum is located in the heart of downtown Aurora, IL, about 45 miles west of downtown Chicago and five miles from Interstate 88. Located on the Fox River, the museum has beautiful vista and guests can see birds and wildlife from the outdoor park during the summer. SciTech is one of many historic buildings on Stolp Island and the entire island is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

SciTech Hands On Museum will be CLOSED for major holidays, including New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

SciTech Hands On Museum is a participating member of

General Admission (ages 3-59): $10 per person

Seniors (ages over 60): $8 per person

Veterans and First Responders (with valid ID): $8 per person

Toddlers (ages under 3): free

Please check program details for discounts. Please have your ID and membership cards ready.

Planning a visit SciTech in the near future? You can now purchase your admission tickets online!

You will receive an email “Science and Technology Interactive Center – eTickets” that will include your ticket order barcode. Please bring that barcode to the Front Desk when you arrive at SciTech to redeem your tickets.

Parking is FREE and available on a first-come, first-served basis. A 6-hour city parking lot is on the east side of the building. Three-hour street parking is available on the north and south sides of Benton from 8am – 8pm. Please move your car before 3 hours have passed.

Additional parking options: 

 – City garage, located on Stolp Ave, 1 block north of the museum. This a a self-pay parking garage. SciTech does not validate parking tickets.

–  Library parking lot, located on River St, 1 block west of the museum. This is for 6-hour free parking.

Click on the map for a larger view!

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