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We are currently closed to the public due to COVID-19.


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COVID-19 Updates:

The museum is currently closed to the public.

Summer programs beginning May 21st are proceeding as scheduled. We will continue to follow CDC and MCPH guidelines, and if we need to cancel camps, all registered participants will be notified and issued full refunds for camps canceled.

We will follow our standard refund policy for all programs starting May 21, 2020:

  • Refund Policy: Prior to camp, we work hard to ensure all materials are prepared and ordered for all camp participants. Therefore, refunds will only be issued up to two weeks before the date of the camp and will incur a 10% cancellation fee (minimum of $5 and maximum of $25). Sickness/Illness will only be refunded (with a 10% cancellation fee) for an entire camp if a doctor's note is provided, and the camp does not have a waitlist. We can not partially refund a camp due to illness. If a camp is canceled, a full refund will be issued.

Field Trips:

All school field trips are canceled through May 20th. Please contact clee@eurekasciencemuseum.org if you need to reschedule or have any questions.


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.

Contact Us!

1400 North 7th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Phone: 970-254-1626

Email: info@eurekasciencemuseum.org


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