The Center closed in 2005 to undergo an expansion project which helped propel the museum forward into the 21st century. When the center re-opened in 2007, it included new exhibits and an additional 20,000 square foot center. Today, the center is 300,000 square foot in size with 12 museum exhibit halls, a live animal collection that consists of 110 species, a 3D theater, including the world's largest IMAX Dome Theater, live simulcast surgeries, a tornado-force wind simulator, K-12 classrooms and labs, and teacher-development programs.
Over the years, the Center's mission has not wavered. It is committed to ensuring that people, no matter their age, have access to education in science and technology. The Center accomplishes this by providing a fun and inspiring environment in which to learn.