Impression 5 Science Center is a dynamic, interactive space for families to play, create, and challenge their understanding of science. “Impression 5” refers to the five senses and the way each sense is engaged during your visit to the Science Center! Our mission is to facilitate learners in scientific exploration through hands-on exhibits and participatory educational programming.
This hands-on learning environment opened in 1972 and serves over 120,000 families and visitors each year! Now conveniently located in downtown Lansing on Museum Drive and right off Lansing's River Trail, families and students have access to self-led learning opportunities that encourage risk taking, problem solving, and team building.
In addition, accessibility is now an Impression 5 priority across the facility, exhibits, and educational programs. Following a full ADA accessibility survey, the building has been renovated to make parking, entrances, and restrooms accessible to individuals with mobility impairments, and the learning spaces—including Impression 5’s exhibit floor and classrooms—are barrier free. Within educational programs, accommodations for physical, developmental, and social needs are planned for and made on a regular basis so that all participants can gain access to personally relevant material and have a successful experience in a group or individual setting.