The Science Museum is a fun place for adults and children to explore the wonders of science through active learning and play! Permanent galleries enable visitors to learn about weather, the physics of light and sound, geology, and the human body.
The Science Museum has undergone a dramatic renovation of its home in Center in the Square. The museum continues to reinvent not only the exhibit galleries, but also the entire museum and its connecting spaces, classrooms, and programs in order to transform the way visitors engage in learning science. The museum features the Healthy Bodies Gallery, Healthy Earth Gallery, an expanded How it Works Gallery, Living River & Touch Tank, Maker Lab/Open Lab, and our Children’s Curiosity Corner for preschoolers.
The crowning jewel of the reinvented Science Museum, the Butterfly Garden & Bug Zoo offers the opportunity to interact with live butterflies from around the world – some with wingspans of 8 inches! – in an enclosed picturesque setting of lush plants, a serene water feature, and several species of orchids. The chrysalises are hung in our emergence case where you can watch them hatch!