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Hands on Science NWI is a 3,000 square foot learning environment full of interactive, educational, and hands-on exhibits that brings a museum experience close to home. There’s even a gift shop featuring do-it-yourself science toys & experiments! Geared towards ages 2-12, kids can learn while having fun!

Mascot: Professor Slime, the Region’s Mad Scientist

• Lightning simulator
• Hoberman sphere ball
• Make-your-own-slime
• Magnetic chair
• Giant operation game
• Tornado simulator
• Giant plasma ball
• Mirror illusions
• Ball wall
• Light lab
• Flight lab

Learn about:
• Gravity
• Weather
• Speed
• Light
• Earth science
• Mixing colors
• Mock surgery
• Effects of airflow
• Perpetual motion
• Kinetic energy in motion
• Lung function & how you breathe

Gift Shop:
• At home science experiments
• Robotics kits
• Space legos
• Make-your-own-turbine
• Gyroscopes
• Robot hands
• Perpetual motion machines
• Weather experiments
• Mini tornados

During the soft launch, exhibits are geared towards ages 2-8, but when we have our grand opening at the end of November it definitely reaches a wider age range of 2-12 as a lot of exhibits will be good for older kids.

Soft launch hours are 12-5pm until our grand opening in November after all our exhibits arrive.

Date & Time

September 26, 2023

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This event also occurs on:
10/03/2023, 10/10/2023, 10/17/2023, 10/24/2023 and 9 other dates


Hands on Science NWI
7301 Forest Ridge Drive
Schererville, IN 46375

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Hands on Science NWI is currently open for a "soft" launch from Noon to 5pm every day until the Grand Opening in November 2022. There are interactive "hands-on" science exhibits for kids. Soft opening launch admission is $4.99 per participating child. Adults and babies are free. The Gift Shop sells educational toys and DYI science kits!

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Hands on Science
7301 Forest Ridge Drive
Schererville, IN 46375

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