Frequently Asked Questions


Where are you located?

We are located at 1400 N 7th Street, Grand Junction Colorado, 81501. Visit the contact page for more details.

What are your hours of operation?

We are open Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm and Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm.

We are closed to the public on Mondays.

What are your admission fees?

Child (4-18) $6.00
Student (with valid student ID) $6.00
Adult $7.00
Senior (55-75) $6.00
Ages 75+ Free

What ages are appropriate for visiting?

We welcome inquiring minds of all ages! There’s something to explore for everyone. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

How much time do we need to visit?

The average visit to EUREKA! is 2 hours. Many stay longer! Admission is good for the entire day so if you decide to go out and eat lunch, you're welcome to return at no additional fee!

What can we do there?

We are hands-on! EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum is filled with interactive displays and exhibits that cover many science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics. Students can tweak, push, pull, drive, spin and more, all in an effort to better understand the world in which we live.

Can I drop my child off?

Our policy is that children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult when visiting EUREKA!. If you don't have time to visit our space with your child, sign him or her up for a camp! They're a blast.

Is EUREKA! part of the school district or university?

EUREKA! is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 1999 by John McConnell. We operate with a small staff and large group of dedicated volunteers. As an independent organization, we are close partners with Colorado Mesa University, Mesa County Valley School District 51, and other local nonprofits in our community.

Field Trips

How do I book a field trip?

Please see our field trip page for more information and to fill out our online field trip request form.

What is the maximum number of students I can bring on a field trip?

EUREKA! can accommodate up to 120 students on a field trip.

What is the structure of a field trip?

Field trips are booked in two-hour slots and may or may not include a lab activity. If an activity is requested, an additional fee is applied. Large groups are typically split into two groups, and while one half receives the presentation, the other explores the exhibits. The groups then exchange places.

Facility Rental

Do you host birthday parties?

Yes! You may book a birthday party for your child on Saturdays. Please see our birthday parties page for more information.

Can I rent one of your classrooms? What services are available for a group meeting?

Yes, but some restrictions apply. Please see our facility rental page for more information.

Can I host my organization's event at EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum?

The EUREKA! space including the exhibit hall and classrooms may be rented for after-hours events (after 5 pm). Please see the facility rental page for more information. Some restrictions apply.


What is the cancellation policy for program registration?

Refunds can 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).

How do I create a Dashboard Account with EUREKA!?

Please take a look at our step by step guide to create an account.

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The EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum does not, nor shall, discriminate against race, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political affiliation, or other protected status in any of its activities, programs, or services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, clients, contractors, subcontractors, and visitors.