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You’ve probably heard me singing the praises of Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing, Michigan before. In fact, we took you along with us when they opened a new water exhibit in 2017. And there is reason why we continue to go back to Impression 5 time and time again – it just never gets old!
Today we wanted to share with you just a few reasons why we love visiting Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing, Michigan. Plus, we’ve got the scoop on the latest traveling exhibit to launch: “Ice Age: Frozen Secrets”.
Exploring Science: Hands-on
If you aren’t quite sure what Impression 5 is all about, let me quickly give you the rundown. Impression 5 is like a big, two-story playroom filled with things like musical instruments, water tables, sports activities, and (my favorite) bubbles! Just about everything in the center is hands-on, so you can interact with the components, make a bit of a mess, and ultimately learn about science.
Wait! Learn about science? Yes! Every component in the Impression 5 Science Center revolves around exploring science through the use of your five senses. Music, baseball, water flow… it’s all science! Fun, right? Like making pizza with a cauliflower crust, it’s sneaky but my kids love it.
“Ice Age: Frozen Secrets” Joins the Fun Through January 5
Along with the stuff you can enjoy time and time again (like the newly opened “SMASH, A Nuclear Adventure” permanent exhibit), Impression 5 also likes to keep things interesting by bringing in temporary or “traveling” exhibits.
The latest traveling exhibit, which opened September 7, gives us a look into the animals, statistics, and fossils from the ice ages! And keeping with true Impression 5 style, this exhibit has a ton of hands-on elements to it!
Since my kids tend to want to touch EVERYTHING, I just knew they were going to love this exhibit. Why? Because the exhibit “Ice Age: Frozen Secrets” gave them access to build a 3D mastodon puzzle, dig for fossils in a “rice” pit, and push buttons which replicated different animals sounds from the ice age period.
Ready to defrost a few secrets? Plan your own ice age family adventure by visiting Impression5.org.