Winter Work and Summer Fun

Summer hours may be a distant dream as we brave the ice and snow, but here at Akron Fossils & Science Center, we are doing anything but hibernating! While the cold winds whistle outside, our staff and volunteers have been hard at work prepping for an exciting summer season. Here’s a peek at all you can look forward to (in addition to warmer temperatures!) this year at Akron Fossils & Science Center!

Our Exhibit Hall underwent quite the transformation in 2016, but we just couldn’t stop there! We have added even more brand-new displays and spruced up some older ones. Make sure to drop in to see skull-displayour latest exhibit looking at the probability of ape to man evolution as well as our updated section on the science and probability of intelligent design. 

We are so excited to present our new exhibits to you, but the best part is that guests will soon have the option to explore them on their own time. For the first time since it opened 12 years ago, Akron Fossils & Science Center will have a self-guided tour option for guests. With the aid of touch screens, videos, and beautiful posters and flip-books provided by our friends at Power Graphics , you can now explore our museum at your own pace.

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While our exhibit hall has been the focus of our collective efforts for the past year, its our gift shop that is getting a face-lift this season! Free standing racks have been replaced by beautifully constructed mounted displays and a new snack bar means guests can stay and enjoy all of the fun at AFSC even longer! 

If you’ve been a long time fan of our camps or maybe you’ve always wanted to try them out, then summer 2017 is sure to be your best summer yet! Always looking to create more exciting and educational opportunities for aspiring scientists, AFSC will be offering three BRAND NEW camp themes this summer! That means that there will now be a total of SIX different themes from which to choose.  With the addition of Space, STEAM, and CSI themes to our camp lineup, there’s something for everyone! Be sure to check out our Facebook page to see all of the fun we had at camps last year!


Another addition we are excited to announce is the introduction of Camp Creation to our programming. Last year saw the addition of the set for this fun program with the cabin you see when you enter the lecture hall.  Keep checking for updates as we continue to develop this program.



The Camp Creation cabin is all ready to go!

There is a lot to look forward to this upcoming summer and we cannot wait to share it with you. We hope to see you there!


Don’t forget that we are OPEN during the winter every Saturday from 10am-5pm for TOURS and BIRTHDAY PARTIES, and during the week for SCIENCE CLASSES,and FIELD TRIPS!

You can also join us every 3rd Saturday of the month for SUPER SCIENCE SATURDAY, a whole day filled with hands-on science fun!

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About Akron Fossils & Science Center

Akron Fossils & Science Center features hands-on tours and science activities that put knowledge directly in your hands. Our exhibits display many fossils from Ohio and around the world. In addition to our guided tours, we offer a wide variety of enriching science programs, all hands-on and designed to make science and learning fun and meaningful. We also look forward to having you enjoy our 2 1/2 acre outdoor adventure park called Truassic Park. Our park features a 9-hole mini golf course, giant slide, and 200 FT ZIP- LINE! At Akron Fossils & Science Center, participants and visitors become more than observers; they become researchers, experimenters, and even educators. Our exhibits and programs let you experience science first-hand and encourage understanding and deep, critical thought. A trip to Akron Fossils & Science Center provides more than something to do for one day; it ignites a passion for learning and exploration that lasts a lifetime.

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