Review this list of commonly asked questions to help prepare for your visit.
May we leave the center and come back?
Should you need to leave the Science Center temporarily for any reason, you may return the same day, provided you show your receipt and wristband for re-admission.
What is the best time of day to visit?
Weekday mornings during the school year are often a busy time with school groups visiting the center. If you would like to avoid school group traffic, you might want to visit after 1 p.m. The exception is typically during the spring, when school groups often visit during the afternoon as well.
What if I only want to see a planetarium show?
We offer monthly opportunities to visit the planetarium and purchase only show tickets at our Second Saturday events. These are nighttime shows when all exhibits are closed and only the planetarium is open for guests.
Can we take pictures while we are there?
Photos and video for personal use may be taken inside the Science Center, with available light and electronic flash attachments. Tripods and lights may not be used. Publication or sale of photographs and videos is not allowed without Science Center permission.
Do you rent strollers or wheelchairs?
The Science Center has a limited number of wheelchairs available on a first come, first serve basis at no cost. You can rent a stroller for $1 each and by leaving a photo ID with our front desk staff. The ID will be returned to you when you return the stroller. You can request a stroller or wheelchair at the front desk. Please return the item to the admission desk promptly before your departure.
Are animals allowed in the Science Center?
Qualified service dogs, as defined by Title II and Title III of the ADA, are welcome in the Science Center. We ask that you please leave your pets at home.
I lost my glasses, cell phone, jacket, etc. when I was there. Do you have it?
The Center maintains a lost and found. If you have lost an item, you may check with the admission desk to see if it has been returned. Unclaimed items become the property of Adventure Science Center after 30 days.
Are firearms or weapons allowed at the Science Center?
No, firearms or weapons are not allowed in the building, on the property, or in the parking areas.
Is smoking or use of other tobacco products allowed?
No. In an effort to maintain a healthy environment for all visitors, the Science Center campus is now tobacco-free. Tobacco use and smoking in all forms, including the use of electronic cigarettes and smoke-free oral tobacco products, is not permitted inside the facility or outside on the property, including the parking lots and picnic areas.
Does the Science Center offer free admission for the ASTC Passport Program?
If you’re a member of an Association of Science-Technology Center (ASTC) institution located more than 90 miles from Adventure Science Center – and you live more than 90 miles from ASC – you are eligible for free general admission for up to two adults and four children under 18 living in the same household. You must present your science center’s membership card, which includes the ASTC logo, along with your photo ID to receive this benefit. Click here for more information about the ASTC Passport Program.