Impression 5 Fact Sheet

ABOUT:

  • Marilynne Eichinger founded Impression 5 in 1972.
  • Impression 5 Science Center is a dynamic, interactive space for families to play, create, and challenge their understanding of science. Our mission is to facilitate learners in scientific exploration through hands-on 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 40 years, Impression 5 has served nearly 3 million visitors.

WHAT'S HERE?

  • 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:

  • Volunteer, internship & employment opportunities
  • Educational camps & programs 
  • Homeschool programs
  • Learning About Basic Science (L.A.B.S) camps for winter, spring and summer breaks
  • Overnight Adventures
  • Science on Wheels outreaches
  • School visit and workshops
  • Girl & Boy Scout activities
  • Young child (birth to four years) programs
  • Birthday party and special occasion events

MEMBERSHIP:

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.

Enhanced Membership: $125

Free admission for two adult family members and all of their children or grandchildren under 18, in addition to one named caregiver. Includes 2 guest admissions with each visit. Free general admission to other ASTC science centers, and discounts on admission to ACM children's museums worldwide.

Elemental Membership: $250

Enjoy all the benefits of Enhanced Membership, plus entry into the Society of Elemental Donors.

IMPRESSION 5 ONLINE:

  • impression5.org  Find out about upcoming events, programs, exhibits, and more!
  • Facebook – Currently, around 8,000 “likes”
  • 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

CONTACT:

Laura Zeller
External Relations Supervisor

Impression 5 Science Center
200 Museum Drive
Lansing, MI 48933
 

P: 517 485-8116 ext. 123
F: 517 485-8125
 
(Information on this fact sheet was last updated January 2014)