Science Technology Centers: AK to MI

Museums

SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY MUSEUMS: Alaska to Michigan Science museums are for adults and for kids. Many have hands-on exhibits and usually have great kits, games and books available. This list is from the Association of Science Technology Centers (1025 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005. Phone: (202) 783-7200). Museums are listed alphabetically by name within U.S. state or Candaian province. Learning certainly can be fun! And if you need to polish your kids' museum etiquette before a trip, visit a local science museum for some fun, painless practice. And if you just can't get your kids to sit still for a trip to a museum, how about a space museum? These aren't video games--this is the real stuff! The Imaginarium: A Science Discovery Center 725 West Fifth Avenue Anchorage, Alaska 99501 (907) 258-6312 Alabama Museum of Natural History P.O. Box 870340 Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487 (205) 348-7550 Anniston Museum of Natural History P.O. Box 1587 Anniston, Alabama 36202 (205) 237-6766 Center for Cultural Arts P.O. Box 1507 Gadsden, Alabama 35902 (205) 543-2787 Discovery 2000 1421 22nd Street South Birmingham, Alabama 35205 (205) 933-4142 The Exploreum Museum of Discovery 1906 Springhill Avenue Mobile, Alabama 36607 (205) 471-5923 Southern Museum of Flight 4343 - 73rd Street North Birmingham, Alabama 35206 (205) 833-8226 U.S. Space and Rocket Center P.O. Box 070015 Huntsville, Alabama 35807 (205) 837-3400 Arkansas Museum of Science & History MacArthur Park Little Rock, Arkansas 72202 (501) 324-9231 Mid-America Museum 500 Mid-America Boulevard Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913 (501) 767-3461 Arizona Museum of Science & Technology 147 East Adams Street Phoenix, Arizona 85004-2331 (602) 258-7250 Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium Planetarium Building 91 University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona 85721 (602) 621-4515 Kitt Peak Museum P.O. Box 26732 Tucson, Arizona 85726-6732 (602) 322-3426 Bay Area Discovery Museum 557 East Fort Baker Sausalito, California 94965 (415) 289-7273 California Academy of Sciences Golden Gate Park San Francisco, California 94118 (415) 221-5100 California Science Center 700 State Drive Los Angeles, California 90037 (213) 744-7483 Carter House Natural Science Center P.O. Box 990185 Redding, California 96099 (916) 225-4125 Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose 180 Woz Way San Jose, California 95110 (408) 298-5437 Discovery Science Center--Launch Pad 201 East Sandpointe, Suite 320 Santa Ana, California 92707 (714) 540-0404 EXPLORIT! Science Center P.O. Box 1288 Davis, California 95617 (916) 756-0191 The Exploratorium 3601 Lyon Street San Francisco, California 94123 (415) 563-7337 Fresno Metropolitan Museum 1515 Van Ness Avenue Fresno, California 93721 (209) 441-1444 Hall of Health 2065 Kittredge Street, Suite F Berkeley, California 94704 (510) 549-1564 Lawrence Hall of Science University of California, Centennial Drive Berkeley, California 94720 (510) 642-4193 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Visitors Center P.O. Box 808, L-790 Livermore, California 94550 (510) 422-9797 The Lindsay Museum 1931 First Avenue Walnut Creek, California 95496 (510) 935-1978 Monterey Bay Aquarium 886 Cannery Row Monterey, California 93940 (408) 648-4802 Museum of History, Technology & Science 101 I Street Sacramento, California 95814 (916) 277-6183 Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Boulevard Los Angeles, California 90007 (213) 744-3543 The Oakland Museum 1000 Oak Street Oakland, California 94607 (510) 238-3402 Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden 1500 North College Avenue Claremont, California 91711 (909) 625-8767 Reuben H. Fleet Space Theater & Science Center P.O. Box 33303 San Diego, California 92163 (619) 238-1233 San Francisco Bay Model Visitor Center 2100 Bridgeway Sausalito, California 94965 (415) 332-3871 The San Francisco Zoological Society Education Department 1 Zoo Road San Francisco, California 94132 (415) 753-7073 Santa Barbara Botanic Garden 1212 Mission Canyon Road Santa Barbara, California 93105 (805) 682-4726 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History 2559 Puesta del Sol Road Santa Barbara, California 93105 (805) 682-4711 The Tech Museum of Innovation 145 West San Carlos Street San Jose, California 95113 (408) 279-7150 Children's Museum of Denver 2121 Children's Museum Drive Denver, Colorado 80211 (303) 433-7444 Denver Museum of Natural History 2001 Colorado Boulevard Denver, Colorado 80205 (303) 322-7009 Discovery Center Science Museum 703 East Prospect Road Fort Collins, Colorado 80525 (303) 493-2182 National Center for Atmospheric Research P.O. Box 3000 Boulder, Colorado 80307 (303) 497-8600 Discovery Museum 4450 Park Avenue Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604 (203) 372-3521 Maritime Center at Norwalk, The 10 North Water Street Norwalk, Connecticut 06854 (203) 852-0700 Mystic Marinelife Aquarium 55 Coogan Boulevard Mystic, Connecticut 06355-1997 (203) 572-5955 Science Center of Connecticut 950 Trout Brook Drive West Hartford, Connecticut 06119 (203) 231-2824 Explorers Hall National Geographic Society 1145 - 17th Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 857-7455 National Air and Space Museum 6th and Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20560 (202) 357-2700 National Museum of American History 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20560 (202) 357-2510 National Museum of Natural History Department of Public Programs 10th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20560 (202) 786-2604 National Zoological Park Smithsonian Institution 3000 Block of Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 673-4721 Hagley Museum & Library P.O. Box 3630 Wilmington, Delaware 19807 (302) 658-2400 The Children's Science Center P.O. Box 151381 Cape Coral, Florida 33915 (813) 772-4466 Children's Science Explorium 131 SE Mizner Boulevard, Suite 15 Royal Palm Plaza Boca Raton, Florida 33432 (407) 395-8401 Discovery Science Center 50 South Magnolia Avenue Ocala, Florida 34474 (904) 620-2555 Fairchild Tropical Garden 10901 Old Cutler Road Miami, Florida 33156 (305) 667-1651 Great Explorations, The Hands-On Museum 1120 Fourth Street South St. Petersburg, Florida 33701 (813) 821-8992 Gulf Coast World of Science, Inc. 717 North Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 (813) 957-4969 The Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium P.O. Box 2217 Fort Myers, Florida 33902 (813) 332-6666 Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center Kennedy Space Center, Florida (407) 452-2121 Miami Museum of Science & Space Transit Planetarium 3280 South Miami Avenue Miami, Florida 33129 (305) 854-4247 Museum of Discovery and Science 401 SW Second Street Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33312 (305) 467-6637 Museum of Science & Industry 4801 East Fowler Avenue Tampa, Florida 33617 (813) 987-6300 Museum of Science and History of Jacksonville 1025 Museum Circle Jacksonville, Florida 32207 (904) 396-7062 Odyssey Science Center P.O. Box 13355 Tallahassee, Florida 32317 (904) 576-6520 Orlando Science Center 810 East Rollins Street Orlando, Florida 32803 (407) 896-7151 South Florida Science Museum 4801 Dreher Trail North West Palm Beach, Florida 33405 (407) 832-1988 Fernbank Science Center Fernbank Museum of Natural History 156 Heaton Park Drive NE Atlanta, Georgia 30307 (404) 378-4311 Georgia Southern University Museum Rosenwald Building Landrum Box 8061 Statesboro, Georgia 30460 (912) 681-5444 The Museum of Arts & Sciences 4182 Forsyth Road Macon, Georgia 31210 (912) 477-3232 Savannah Science Museum 4405 Paulsen Street Savannah, Georgia 31405 (912) 355-6705 SciTrek The Science and Technology Museum of Atlanta 395 Piedmont Avenue, NE Atlanta, Georgia 30308 (404) 577-7351 Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka Space Center P.O. Box 833 Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96745 (808) 329-3441 Bishop Museum P.O. Box 19000-A Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 (808) 847-3511 The Children's Museum 533 - 16th Street Bettendorf, Iowa 52722 (319) 344-4106 Grout Museums: Bluedorn Science Imaginarium 503 South Street Waterloo, Iowa 50701 (319) 234-6357 Science Center of Iowa 4500 Grand Avenue Des Moines, Iowa 50312 (515) 274-6868 Science Station 427 First Street, SE Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401 (319) 366-0968 The Discovery Center of Idaho P.O. Box 192 Boise, Idaho 83701 (208) 343-9895 The Adler Planetarium 1300 South Lake Shore Drive Chicago, Illinois 60605 (312) 922-7827 Chicago Academy of Sciences 2001 North Clark Street Chicago, Illinois 60614 (312) 549-0607 Chicago Botanic Garden P.O. Box 400 Glencoe, Illinois 60022 (708) 835-8225 Chicago Children's Museum 435 E. Illinois Street, Suite 352 Chicago, Illinois 60611 (312) 527-1000 Discovery Center Museum 711 North Main Street Rockford, Illinois 61103 (815) 963-6769 Fermi National Accelator Laboratory Lederman Science Center P.O. Box 500, MS 777 Batavia, Illinois 60510 (708) 840-3092 International Museum of Surgical Science 1524 North Lake Shore Drive Chicago, Illinois 60610 (312) 642-6502 John R. & Eleanor R. Mitchell Foundation P.O. Box 923 Mt. Vernon, Illinois 62864 (618) 242-1236 Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences 1125 West Lake Avenue Peoria, Illinois 61614 (309) 686-7000 Museum of Science and Industry 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive Chicago, Illinois 60637 (312) 684-1414 SciTech Science and Technology Interactive Center 18 West Benton Aurora, Illinois 60506 (708) 859-8235 The Science Center P.O. Box 4041 Carbondale, Illinois 62903 (618) 529-5431 Children's Museum of Indianapolis P.O. Box 3000 Indianapolis, Indiana 46206 (317) 924-5431 Children's Science & Technology Museum of Terre Haute 523 Wabash Avenue Terre Haute, Indiana 47802 (812) 235-5548 Evansville Museum of Arts and Science 411 SE Riverside Drive Evansville, Indiana 47713 (812) 425-2406 Muncie Children's Museum P.O. Box 544 Muncie, Indiana 47308 (317) 286-1660 Children's Museum of Wichita Science Center 209 East William, Suite 500A Wichita, Kansas 67202 (316) 267-2281 Kansas Cosmo-sphere & Space Center Hutchinson, Kansas (800) 397-0330 Dane G. Hansen Museum 1001 West Main P.O. Box 187 Logan, Kansas 67646 (913) 689-4846 KU Natural History Museum The University of Kansas 602 Dyche Hall Lawrence, Kansas 66045 (913) 864-4540 Louisville Science Center 727 West Main Street Louisville, Kentucky 40202 (502) 561-6103 Audubon Institute P.O. Box 4327 New Orleans, Louisiana 70178 (504) 861-2537 LSU Museum of Natural Science Louisiana State University 119 Foster Hall Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803 (504) 388-2855 Lafayette Natural History Museum & Planetarium 637 Girard Park Drive Lafayette, Louisiana 70503 (318) 268-5544 Louisiana Arts and Science Center P.O. Box 3373 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821 (504) 344-5272 Louisiana Children's Museum 420 Julia Street New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 (504) 586-0725 Sci-Port Discovery Center 101 Milam Street Shreveport, Louisiana 71101 (318) 424-3466 Port Discovery, The Kid-Powered Museum 35 Market Place Baltimore, MD 21202 (410) 727-8120 info@portdiscovery.org Children's Museum Museum Wharf 300 Congress Street Boston, Massachusetts 02210 (617) 426-6500 Computer Museum 300 Congress Street Boston, Massachusetts 02210 (617) 426-2800 The Discovery Museums 177 Main Street Acton, Massachusetts 01720 (508) 264-4201 Museum of Science Science Park Boston, Massachusetts 02114 (617) 589-0100 National Plastics Center and Museum P.O. Box 639 Leominster, Massachusetts 01453 (508) 534-4961 New England Aquarium Central Wharf Boston, Massachusetts 02110 (617) 973-5220 New England Science Center 222 Harrington Way Worcester, Massachusetts 01604 (508) 791-9211 Springfield Science Museum 236 State Street Springfield, Massachusetts 01103 (413) 733-1194 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Co-Op Building Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543 (508) 457-2000 Maryland Science Center 601 Light Street Baltimore, Maryland 21230 (410) 685-2370 National Aquarium in Baltimore 501 East Pratt Street Pier 3 Baltimore, Maryland 21202 (410) 576-3821 The Children's Museum of Maine P.O. Box 4041 Portland, Maine 04101 (207) 828-1234 Alfred P. Sloan Museum 1221 East Kearsley Street Flint, Michigan 48503 (313) 760-1169 Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum 219 East Huron Street Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104 (313) 995-5439 Cranbrook Institute of Science P.O. Box 801 Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48303 (313) 645-3230 Detroit Science Center 5020 John R. Street Detroit, Michigan 48202 (313) 577-8400 Flint Children's Museum 1602 West Third Flint, Michigan 48504 (810) 767-5437 Hall of Ideas Midland Center for the Arts 1801 West St. Andrews Road Midland, Michigan 48640 (517) 631-5930 Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village P.O. Box 1970 Dearborn, Michigan 48121 (313) 271-1620 Impression 5 Science Museum 200 Museum Drive Lansing, Michigan 48933 (517) 485-8116 Kalamazoo Public Museum 315 South Rose Street Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007 (616) 345-7092 Kingman Museum of Natural History 175 Limit Street Battle Creek, Michigan 49017 (616) 965-5117 Southwestern Michigan College Museum 58900 Cherry Grove Road Dowagiac, Michigan 49047 (616) 782-7800

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