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Special Winter Hours

Science Central will observe special hours during the holiday season. Days that do not follow regular operating hours are listed below:

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day: CLOSED New Year's Day: CLOSED
Dec. 26-29: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Jan. 2-5: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Dec. 31: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Jan. 7-11: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

General Admission Prices

For an initial visit, plan on spending 2-3 hours at Science Central. With a plethora of exhibits to explore, you'll want to visit the Swap Shop to trade a rock, mineral or fossil, and catch a demonstration on a science topic in the Lincoln Financial Foundation Demonstration Theater!   Visitors with children ages 7 and under should check out Kids Central - a gallery especially for young visitors (learn more).  Also, please note that some of our staffed exhibits follow an exhibit schedule, and that some exhibits have age, height or weight limits  (learn more)


(ages 2 & under)
Adult Admission
(ages 3 & up)
Members Free! (learn more)


Admission Discounts

Science Central is a non-profit organization. All discounts are subject to limitation and can not be applied towards Study Trip admissions.

Additional discounts may be available; ask at Admissions.

  • ASTC Members: Members of other ASTC-participating museums receive free admission to Science Central!
  • AAA: $1 off regular, full price admission for AAA member and their family.
  • Convention Attendees & Genealogy Visitors: $2 off.  Must present badge or proof of participation.
  • Corporate Members: Check with your employer to see if you receive a discount to Science Central!
  • Cultural Organizations: Free admission for paid employees of other Fort Wayne cultural organizations!
  • Military: Free admission for active-duty military and their family during regular general admission hours. $2 off regular, full price admission for veteran military and their family.
  • Last Saturdays: Science Central offers discount admission for the Last Saturdays of each month (excluding November & December).
  • Seniors, 65 and over: $1 off regular, full price admission for individual only.
  • State Certified Teachers: Free admission for teacher.  10% discount in the Gift Store.

Note: When applicable, Science Central checks for appropriate and current company, government or organization-issued ID's.