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Eureka! will be closed to the public Friday, October 18 to get ready for our Annual Fundraiser.
Friday STEAM camp will be held at it's regular hours.

Enjoy an evening of enlightenment and entertainment with our annual Dinner with a Scientist fundraiser event. The evening will include a delicious dinner, drinks, and silent auction while hearing from Environmental Scientist Joanna Carey about today's climate change issues and what we can do about it. Following dinner will be a concert from local Colorado folk band SHEL. For more information and to purchase tickets to either or both of the events, please use the link below.

Fundraiser Information and Tickets

Science in the hands of kids!

EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum is a non-profit organization that was founded by John McConnell. We operate with a small employed staff and a large group of dedicated volunteers who bring math and science to life. Our Mission is to inspire a passion and respect for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) in our communities.

EUREKA! has evolved from its earliest beginnings as a volunteer effort by John McConnell, teaching scientific principles to kids through hands-on demonstrations that he created. During that time the project was given the name SITHOK, which stands for “Science In The Hands Of Kids”. After reaching about 5,000 students per year, the Mesa County School District granted John a space for EUREKA!. In 2018, EUREKA! relocated to the newly-constructed Confluence Hall building on the CMU campus.

The goal for EUREKA! is to make the basic elements of science and mathematics available for students and adults to investigate hands-on. The majority of the stations and exhibits have been constructed by several of our volunteers. EUREKA! hopes to redefine the way people think about, learn about, and interact with science and technology by making it fun for everyone.


Eureka! is primarily funded by donations from outstanding members of the community. Would you please consider joining them?