Impression 5 Science Center
Since 1972, the Impression 5 Science Center has been educating children and families in downtown Lansing. The Center gets more than 120,000 a year. The Science Center is an interactive space that encourages hands-on play and participation. It offers a variety of special programming as well.
Backstory and Context
The Center’s name refers to the five senses and guests have the opportunity to engage each of the senses during a visit. Its purpose is to encourage scientific exploration among children. It moved to its current location in 1982 and has served more than 3 million visitors since it began.
The exhibit area is more than 25,000 square feet and includes more than 12 different exhibits. There is also a special chemistry lab and facilities for school groups, parties and other special events. Impression 5 is a nonprofit organization that also has a mobile science lab for outreach purposes.