To nourish and preserve each child’s innate curiosity through hands-on, inquiry-based exploration.
The Science Center Fund
The Science Center of Southern Illinois was founded more than 20 years ago with the goal of encouraging children to develop their natural curiosity and exploration through hands-on experience. We host more than 60 hands-on science exhibits and see more than 60,000 visitors annually. The Science Center is a recognized 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit organization and is made possible by the generous contributions of our community members.
This fund was established by Emil R. and Edith Calvert Spees to support the operation and continuation of The Science Center of Southern Illinois, located in University Mall in Carbondale, Illinois. This special place is dedicated to the awareness and exploration of hands-on science for children, from infants to teens, and their families in the southernmost Illinois area.
The Science Center, 1237 E Main St, Carbondale, IL 62901
Show your support by making your tax deductible donation to SICF, or mail your check to: SICF, PO Box 1772, Marion, IL 62959.
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