Amenities & Accessibility

Science Central continually strives to offer our visitors with the best experience and programming possible. Here are some of our available amenities:

  • Adult Changing Table
  • Assisted Listening Devices
  • Basic First Aid
  • Brochures
  • Coat Racks
  • Diaper Changing Stations
  • Directions
  • Fort Wayne Area Maps
  • General Visitor Surveys
  • Handicapped Accessibility
  • Lockers
  • Loner Clothing
  • Lost & Found
  • Nursing Nooks
  • Outdoor Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • Strollers
  • Telephone
  • Vending Machines & Dining Area
  • Visitor Maps



Science Central is handicapped-accessible. The entrance has automatic doors, and no interior steps prior to the elevator.

Several handicapped-accessible parking spaces are located immediately in front of the building, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All exhibits and restrooms are wheelchair-friendly, with the exception of the High Rail Bike and Confusion Illusion room.  Free loaner wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

We also offer assisted listening devices for use during demonstrations, programming and shows.


Vending Machines & Dining Area

Vending machines are located in the lower level dining area, and tables are available on a first-come, first served basis.  You may bring your own food and beverages into the dining area, but please do not take food or beverages onto the exhibit floor.

If you would like to leave the facility for food, please stop by Admissions to get a hand-stamp so you can easily return later.  A variety of family-friendly restaurants are located within a short drive from Science Central.

Lawton Park is also located within walking distance, immediately adjacent to Science Central, and offers additional picnic areas, as well as a playground.



Science Central offers free coat racks and shelves to store lunches or coolers.  Science Central does not assume responsibility for the security of unattended items.  Secure (lockable) lockers are available for .50 cents per day.  Lost locker keys will incur a replacement fee charge of $11.


Science Central offers free parking on a first-come, first-served basis.  Additional overfloow parking is available within easy walking distance in Lawton Park.


For Little Ones

Free loaner strollers are availble on a first-come, first-served basis.  Diaper changing stations are available in both the Men's and Women's restrooms on the lower level, and in the Kids Central Family Restroom. Nursing nooks are available in the lower level Women's Restroom, and in the Kids Central Family Restroom.

If your little one gets a little too excited at the water table, we also have free loaner clothing available, and a clothes dryer.  Please note that available loaner clothing sizes are very limited.