Hands-on Science Center

Four young children playing in the Augmented Reality Sandbox

Located on the first floor of SC4’s Clara E. Mackenzie Building, the science center houses the largest collection of fossil artifacts in the Michigan Thumb region. Take in larger-than-life exhibits and study mammoth bones unearthed in Huron County in the Nasr Natural Science Museum.

Enjoy various permanent and rotating exhibits during your visit, including a towering display of mammoth bones discovered in Ubly, Michigan, a woolly rhinoceros skeleton replica, T-Rex and Mastodon skull replicas, petrified objects, and a bird gallery for identifying your favorite flying friends.

Explore visitor favorites. Mold sand by hand to bring the landscape to life in our augmented reality sandbox. Find artifacts in the fossil dig. Explore bird calls of every single breeding bird in North America with our Bird Song Bible.

Visit the museum 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

Special note: The museum will be closed through May for renovations and also closed Fridays and Saturdays in June.

Guided museum tours are available for school or community field trips. For more information, contact Celeste Skalnek at (810) 989-5833 or cskalnek@sc4.edu.

View exhibits and terraform the landscape with the augmented-reality sandbox in the Nasr Natural Science Museum at the Hands-on Science Center.