Marilynne Eichinger founded Impression 5 in 1972.
Impression 5 facilitates learners of all ages in exploring, discovering, and experiencing the scientific wonders of the world we live in. This is achieved through the creation of interactive exhibits, traveling exhibits, and participatory educational programming.
Impression 5 refers to the five senses and the way that each sense is engaged when guests visit.
Impression 5 Science Center is a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit organization.
Since 1982, Impression 5 has been located on Museum Drive in downtown Lansing. The building was originally used as a lumber mill.
For the past 39 years, Impression 5 has served nearly 3 million visitors.
- An exhibit area that covers more than 25,000 square feet.
- More than a dozen exhibits feature self-choice, learner-directed activities.
- A Chemistry Lab that hosts activities such as slime workshops and dry ice demonstrations!
- Space for school groups, birthday parties, and other parties and events.
WHAT WE OFFER:
Impression 5 Science Center is open six days a week during the following hours:
- Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
- Monday: closed
- Closed major holidays, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day, Easter Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving Day.
- Adults: $5.00
- Children 1, & older: $5.00
- Seniors: $4.50
- Children, up to 1 year old: FREE
- Impression 5 & ASTC Members: FREE with valid membership card
- AAA members: Receive a 10% discount on regular admission or a 10% discount on the purchase of a membership
Family Membership: $75
Free admission for two adult family members and all of their children or grandchildren under 18. Free general admission to other ASTC science centers across the globe.
Supporting Membership: $250
Free admission for two adult family members and all of their children or grandchildren under 18. Includes unlimited guest passes and one Impression 5 Activity Card, valued at $24. Free general admission to other ASTC science centers across the globe.
- Free admission to Impression 5 for a full year
- Discounts on LABS day camps, birthday parties and other programs
- 15% discount on every purchase from the Science Center store
- Special "member only" events for exhibit openings and socials
- Guest passes
IMPRESSION 5 ONLINE:
- impression5.org Find out about upcoming events, programs, exhibits, and more!
- Facebook – Currently, more than 4,000 “likes”
- Twitter – Currently, more than 1,500 followers
- YouTube – Take a virtual tour, watch interviews with Impression 5 staff, see program previews, and see videos L.A.B.S. students have created.
- Flickr – Photos of Impression 5 events and visitors
- Delicious – Browse the latest Impression 5 media coverage, or read the latest science and science education coverage.
Impression 5 Science Center
200 Museum Drive
Lansing, MI 48933
P: 517 485-8116 x39
F: 517 485-8125
(Information on this fact sheet was last updated March 2012)