Impression 5 Science Center is moving forward with exciting plans to build two new entrances to create barrier-free access throughout the building. The new riverside and north-side entrances will allow guests to access Guest Services on the first floor. The long-term plan is to revitalize the first floor for a traveling exhibit hall, as well as space for our Science Store, educational programming, and family lounging.
This first-floor construction temporarily forces the Science Center to close for a three-week period early this fall: September 1- September 22. It’s during that time we’ll completely reconstruct the existing stairway and elevator ramp and build a new riverside entrance that will allow a great deal of accessibility and natural light into the first-floor lobby space.
Impression 5’s projected date to reopen with normal hours and operations is Tuesday, September 23. Additional construction will continue throughout the fall with several anticipated guest experience enhancements, but it will have a limited impact on guests. Thank you so much for your support and understanding as we embark on these exciting building renovations!