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Discover Science Central in Fort Wayne!

Science Central, located in Fort Wayne (Indiana’s second-largest city), provides families with fun hands-on fun and education year round. Kids will have a blast spending the day exploring science, technology, engineering and math at Indiana’s playground for the mind!

Check out this brief video that gives you an overview of this amazing place:

Visit Fort Wayne: Visit Science Central on YouTube

Science Central features ever-changing temporary exhibits, as well as permanent exhibits that are sure to excite you and your kids every time you visit. Do you have younger children? Bring them too! With an area specifically designed for kids age 2-7, they will surely be awestruck while discovering the 20 hands-on areas designed just for them, including Fort Discovery.

Enjoy hands-on fun at Science Central!

Fort Discovery is a multi-level play structure with several different areas to explore. Be sure to step on the life-size piano that can be played on by walking, dancing or skipping carefree across the giant-size keys across the floor! A one-of-a-kind musical composition just by movement!

Make sure to take the whole family for a trip down the giant yellow slide a few times and go jump on the moon! Kids can suit up in NASA astronaut gear and discover what it feels like to experience the zero-weight gravity that they would find on the moon.

What to do next? You can put your problem solving skills to the test at the Mind’s Eye Gallery, check out the Confusion Illusion Room, ride on the High Rail Bike and so much more!

Science Central doesn’t end there! Just wait until you experience more of the Investigation Gallery’s story behind the extinction of the Mastodon; Prediction Gallery, where you can pretend you are a real meteorologist; Observation Gallery where you can launch a real wind missile and so much more!

You can easily spend a great day at Science Central! Bring your family any day of the year for a full day of hands-on learning and excitement!

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