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List of 278 Science Learning Centers in the USA

Collected here for your convenience, a list of Science Learning Centers sorted by state. This should help you find a local venue to take a field trip with you siblings, cousins or classroom to engage them in learning all about science!

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Science Learning Centers in the USA:

VIRTUAL Eniac Virtual Museum
Franklin Institute Virtual Science Museum
Heartland Science
IEEE Global History Network
National Center for Technological Literacy
The Virtual Fossil Museum
ALABAMA Anniston Museum of Natural History
Alabama Nature Center
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center
Mann Museum
Sci-Quest, the North Alabama Science Center
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
ALASKA The Imaginarium
ARIZONA  Arizona Science Center
ARKANSAS Museum of Discovery
CALIFORNIA  Bay Area Discovery Museum
California Academy of Sciences
California Science Center
Columbia Memorial Space Science Learning Center
Coyote Point Museum For Environmental Education
Discovery Science Center
Ecology Hall of Fame
Exploratorium
Great Valley Museum of Natural History
Lawrence Hall of Science
Lindsay Wildlife Museum
Museum of Paleontology, University of California
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Reuben H. Fleet Space Theater and Science Center
San Diego Natural History Museum
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Tech Museum of Innovation
COLORADO  Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Dinosaur Depot Museum
Discovery Center Science Museum
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Visitors Center
CONNECTICUT Children's Museum of Connecticut
Discovery Museum
DNA EpiCenter
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
DELAWARE Delaware Museum of Natural History
Hagley Museum and Library
Iron Hill Museum/Delaware Academy of Science
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Marian Koshland Science Museum
National Children's Museum
National Air and Space Museum
National Museum of Health and Medicine
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
FLORIDA Emerald Coast Science Center
Florida Museum of Natural History
Great Explorations, The Hands On Museum
G.WIZ Hands-On Science Museum
Kennedy Space Center
Miami Science Museum
MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry)
Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery & Science
Orlando Science Center
South Florida Science Museum
GEORGIA Coca Cola Space Science Center
Georgia Museum of Natural History
Museum of Arts & Sciences
Museum of Aviation Flight & Technology Center
National Science Center (Fort Discovery)
Tellus Science Museum
HAWAII Bishop Museum
Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii
Pacific Tsunami Museum
IDAHO Discovery Center of Idaho
Idaho Museum of Natural History
ILLINOIS Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
Burpee Museum of Natural History
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Children's Discovery Museum
Discovery Center Museum - Rockford
Field Museum of Natural History
International Museum of Surgical Science
Lake County Discovery Museum
Lederman Science Education Center
Museum of Science and Industry
Orpheum Children's Science 
SciTech Hands on Museum
Staerkel Planetarium - Champaign
The Science Center
INDIANA Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Terre Haute Childrens Museum
Science Central, Fort Wayne
WonderLab Museum of Health, Science, and Technology
IOWA Grout Museum District
Putnam Museum
Science Center of Iowa 
Cedar Rapids Science Station
KANSAS Exploration Place
Great Plains Nature Center
Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center
Sternberg Museum of Natural History
KENTUCKY Explorium of Lexington
Highlands Museum & Discovery Center
Louisville Science Center
Owensboro Museum of Science and History
LOUISIANA Lafayette Science Museum
Louisiana Art and Science Museum
Louisiana Children's Museum
LSU Museum of Natural Science
Sci-Port Discovery Center
MAINE Children's Museum of Maine
Maine Discovery Museum (Bangor)
MARYLAND Discovery Station at Hagerstown
Maryland Science Center
MASSACHUSETTS Boston Children's Museum
EcoTarium
MIT Museum
Museum of Science, Boston
National Plastics Center and Museum
Springfield Science Museum
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
MICHIGAN Alfred P. Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium
Flint Children's Museum
Impression 5 Science Center
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Kingman Museum
New Detroit Science Center
MINNESOTA Bell Museum of Natural History
Duluth Children's Museum
Headwaters Science Center
Science Museum of Minnesota
MISSISSIPPI Mississippi Museum of Natural Science 
Russell C. Davis Planetarium
MISSOURI Discovery Center of Springfield
Pioneer Ridge Science Education Center
St. Louis Science Center
Science City at Union Station
The YouZeum
MONTANA ExplorationWorks
Museum of the Rockies
Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum
NEBRASKA Edgerton Explorit Center
Omaha Children's Museum
University of Nebraska State Museum
NEVADA Fleischmann Planetarium
Las Vegas Natural History Museum
Lied Discovery Children's Museum
NEW HAMPSHIRE Children's Museum of Portsmouth
Christa McAuliffe Planetarium
Mount Washington Observatory and Weather Center
SEE Science Center
NEW JERSEY Information Age Learning Center
Liberty Science Center
Newark Museum
NEW MEXICO Bradbury Science Museum
Explora
Las Cruces Museum of Natural History
LodeStar Astronomy Center
National Atomic Museum
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
New Mexico Museum of Space History
NEW YORK American Museum of Natural History
Brookhaven National Lab Science Museum
Buffalo Museum of Science
Center for Science Teaching & Learning
Dolan DNA Learning Center
Goudreau Museum of Mathematics in Art and Science
Long Island Museum of Science and Technology
Long Island Science Center
Museum of the Earth
Museum of Long Island Natural Sciences
New York Botanical Garden
New York Hall of Science
New York Transit Museum
Roberson Museum and Science Center
Rochester Museum & Science Center
Schenectady Museum
Sciencenter
The Discovery Center
NORTH CAROLINA Cape Fear Museum
Catawba Science Center
Discovery Place
Exploris
Health Adventure
Imagination Station
Mineral & Lapidary Museum of Henderson County
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
Museum of Life and Science
Natural Science Center of Greensboro
North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences
North Carolina Transportation Museum
Rocky Mount Children's Museum & Science Center
Schiele Museum of Natural History
SciWorks
NORTH DAKOTA Gateway to Science
OHIO Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
Cincinnati Museum Center 
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Center of Science and Industry, Columbus
Imagination Station Toledo
Falls of the Ohio State Park & Interpretive Center
Great Lakes Science Center
National Inventors Hall of Fame
Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology
OKLAHOMA Kirkpatrick Science and Air Space Museum 
OREGON Evergreen Aviation Museum
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
Science Factory Children's Museum
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum 
PENNSYLVANIA Academy of Natural Science
Carnegie Science Center
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Da Vinci Discovery Center of Science and Technology
Franklin Institute
Frost Entomological Museum
National Canal Museum 
National Watch & Clock Museum
North Museum of Natural History and Science
Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
RHODE ISLAND Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology
Museum of Natural History and Cormack Planetarium
SOUTH CAROLINA Coastal Discovery Museum
EdVenture Children's Museum
Roper Mountain Science Center
ScienceSouth
SOUTH DAKOTA Kirby Science Discovery Center
South Dakota Discovery Center & Aquarium
TENNESSEE Adventure Science Center
American Museum of Science and Energy
Children's Museum of Memphis
Creative Discovery Museum
Discovery Center at Murfree Spring
East Tennessee Discovery Center
Hands On! Regional Museum
Hands-On Science Center
Pink Palace Family of Museums
TEXAS Austin Children's Museum
Children's Museum of Houston
Cook Education Center
Dallas Museum of Natural History
Discovery Science Place
Fort Worth Museum of Science 
Heard Natural Science Museum
Health Museum
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Johnson Space Center
Mayborn Planetarium & Space Theater
McDonald Observatory Visitor's Center
Museum of Health and Medical Science
Museum of Nature & Science
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum
Sci-Tech Discovery Center
Science Spectrum
Southwest Museum of Science and Technology
UTAH BYU Earth Science Museum
Children's Museum of Utah
Clark Planetarium
Utah Museum of Natural History
VERMONT ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium
Montshire Museum of Science
VIRGINIA  National Maritime Center
Science Museum of Virginia
Science Museum of Western Virginia
Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum
Virginia Air and Space Center
Virginia Aviation Museum
Virginia Discovery Museum
Virginia Living Museum
Virginia Museum of Natural History
WASHINGTON Columbia River Exhibition
Mindport Exhibits
MOBIUS
Pacific Science Center
Palouse Discovery Science Center
Three Rivers Children's Museum
WEST VIRGINIA Avampato Discovery Museum
SMART-Center
WISCONSIN BioTrek: The Museum of Living Sciences
Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin
Fox Cities Children's Museum
Milwaukee Public Museum
Weis Earth Science Museum
WYOMING The Science Zone