Excellent interactive learning center for children! The staff are very friendly, the exhibits very interesting and informative, and the location is great (right in the mall). The Center sometimes hosts special events, such as the monthly Science Cafe (usually the last Thursday of each month), which is an hr long educational lecture about a specific area of science, featuring a guest speaker from the area (usually SIU staff). Tons of fun for the whole family! Highly recommend.
This is an absolutely great place to bring kids and to be a kid yourself with all the fun experiments. They had a shadow wall where you press a button and a bright light would reflect your shadow and it would stay on the wall for a while. We end up having the whole family there and friends with at least six kids for a couple hours. I highly recommend getting a membership as then you can go visit other science centers for free