The Science Center

Fly an airplane, build a skyscraper, and explore many fields of science at The Science Center. Visiting groups may participate in a Wow! Science Show, where they can interact with the famous air canon and hovercraft as they learn all about science tricks that look like magic. During hands on programs, students and scouts can make slime, paper, and even erupt their own volcanoes! Meet the Center’s animals, like Buddy the Parakeet, Daisy the Bearded Dragon, and more! Exhibits such as the shadow wall, probability drop, and wind power are designed to raise an awareness and exploration of hands-on science. 
Contact Info
Address: 1237 East Main Street, Carbondale, IL 62901. Jackson County. Tel: 618-529-5431. Website: Email: Hrs: Wed., Thu. 11AM-5PM, Fri., Sat., 11AM-6PM, Sun. 12-5PM.
Trip Info
Grade Level: Pre-K-8th. Activity Type: Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

STEM Lesson Plan

The light bulb, the assembly line, and the personal computer are all inventions by American innovators that have greatly impacted the world. For America to continue to lead the world in innovation, students must be fluent in the foundation of these inventions. Students learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and how they are related to specific topics. ... Continue