Akron Fossils & Science Center exists to provide visitors of all ages with balanced, affordable, and hands-on educational opportunities to explore the science of the world past, present, and future. More than a science center, it is a community of people dedicated to making learning fun and meaningful. The best way to learn science is to experience it and this philosophy guides everything done at the Akron Fossils & Science Center.
Participants and visitors become more than observers; they become researchers, experimenters, and even educators. The exhibits and programs let you experience science first-hand and encourage understanding and deep, critical thought.
Akron Fossils & Science Center features a hands-on tour with science activities that put knowledge directly in your hands. Unlike many other science centers, these fossils aren’t always in glass cases; some are in your hands where you can truly experience and learn from these records of the past. Hold real fossils, make your own replicas, interact with live animals, and ask critical questions, just like real scientists!
Explore the science of the world–past, present, and future on one of our guided tours! Hold and touch real fossils on the Fossil Fun Tour, make a real take home replica of a trilobite on the Fossil Replica Making Tour, or interact with a live animal collection on the Animal Adventures Tour. For the price of admission, you get access to all of these tours and more!
Whatever you choose, a visit to the Akron Fossils & Science Center will take you on an exciting adventure through the science of the world past, present, and future that you’ll never forget!
Memorial Day – Labor Day:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Labor Day – Memorial Day:
Saturdays Only: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Contact Center via phone or email for specific dates and hours during holidays.
General Admission: $12/person
Family Admission: $50/immediate family
Please see website for details on costs for additional activities.