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.

*Summer Hours Start May 23
Tuesday-Saturday open 9:30am to 3pm.
Sunday, open 12-3pm.

We are closed to the public on Mondays.

What are your admission fees?

Child (4-18) $7.00
Student (with valid student ID) $6.00
Adult $8.00
Senior (55-75) $7.00
Ages 75+ Free

Where is parking?

EUREKA! has designated parking spots in the parking lot we share with New Life Church across Kennedy Ave. to the South of the building.

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.


Where is handicap parking?

There are 2 handicap spaces near EUREKA!'s main entrance stairs on Kennedy, by the stop sign facing 7th St.

Where are wheelchair ramps?

There are 2 ramps to access EUREKA!. The main entrance ramp is along Kennedy towards 7th and back to entrance. The second ramp enters into the EUREKA! playground. To access the museum from this entrance, please call the front desk during public museum hours and a staff member will come open the door.

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 and Sundays. 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?

Prior to camp, we work hard to ensure all materials are prepared and ordered for all camp participants. Therefore, refunds can only be issued up to two weeks before the start date of the camp. Cancellations made prior to the two week window will receive a full refund, minus the standard processing fees (5% of the total transaction). We can not partially refund a camp due to illness. Credits for cancelled camps will no longer be issued, regardless of cancellation date.

For Environmental Institute Overnight Programs, refunds can only be issued up to four weeks before the date of the camp, and will incur the same 5% standard processing fee.

To cancel registration, email with the full name of the child, camp name, and dates for the program you wish to cancel.

How does the waitlist work?

Our program waitlists are first-come, first-served. When a spot becomes available, an email goes out to everyone on the waitlist at the same time. You must log on to the dashboard and register for the program to reserve the available space. If you log on to register and are unable to - someone else has already registered, the camp is full again, and you will remain on the waitlist.

Are immunizations required for students to attend EUREKA! programs?

Yes - EUREKA! requires immunization records for all student campers. If your child attends school in Colorado, you do not need to upload records. If your student does not attend school in Colorado, or is homeschooled, you must upload immunization records in order to register.

EUREKA! will accept medical exemptions for immunizations (MMR, Tetanus, Polio, Hep A/B) upon submission of the medical exemption form reviewed and signed by a physician (MD or DO). All non-medical exemptions will not be accepted.

How do I create a Dashboard Account with EUREKA!?

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

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Tax Information

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How do I get a summary of all my child's programs at EUREKA!?

Information regarding your child's registration in EUREKA!'s programs can be found through your online dashboard account at Click on Account from the left side menu and information for all programs registered is listed on the right, with program dates, names, and registration paid for each. This can also be found by clicking on the Family & Friends menu and selecting the individual child/family member. You can download this information by clicking on the document image above the Registered Events. Additionally, purchase receipts are emailed following all program registrations.

If you need this information on official letterhead, please email a summary of your information to and we will send a document back on letterhead.

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. If you have a grievance related to this statement and your involvement with EUREKA!, please reach out to