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  Iowa
Ames
Archives of Women In Science & Engineering
Special Collections Dept
403 Parks Library, Iowa State U
Ames IA 50011
Phone 515 294-6648
Web Site http://www.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/wise/wise.html
E-mail mailto:tzanish@iastate.edu
Description personal papers of individual women, records about them, material on women's science & engineering organizations
Type of Resource Science
Primary Focus History Resource
Nature of Group or Site Oral History
Group Identity Women
Research /Reading Archives
New or Updated: 11/20/2002

  Iowa
Cedar Rapids
Science Station
427 1st Street SE
Cedar Rapids IA 52401
Phone 319 363-4629
Web Site http://www.sciencestation.org/index.html
Description 130 hands on exhibits with electricity, magnets, sound, light, optical illusions, flight, dinosaurs, human body, machines, solar system
Type of Resource Science
Primary Focus Science Museum
Kind of Activity IMAX
New or Updated: 04/25/2003

  Iowa
Cherokee
Sanford Museum and Planetarium
117 East Willow Street
Cherokee IA 51012
Phone 712 225-3922
Web Site http://mail.cherokee.k12.ia.us/~sanford/default.htm
Description most of the natural and physical sciences
Type of Resource Science
Primary Focus Natural History
Field of Study/Science Facility Planetarium
New or Updated: 03/31/2003
 

 
Iowa
Des Moines
Science Center of Iowa
4500 Grand Avenue
Des Moines IA 50312
Phone 515 274-4138
Web Site www.sciowa.org/
Description
Type of Resource Science
Primary Focus Science Museum
 
  Iowa
Waterloo
Science Imaginarium
322 Washington Street
Waterloo IA 50701
Phone 319 233-8708
Web Site www.cedarnet.org/grout/Imaginarium.html
Description
Type of Resource
Science
Primary Focus
Science Museum

Idaho

Boise
Idaho Museum of Mining & Geology
3455 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise ID   83712
Phone 208 368-9876
Web Site www.ummp.lsa.umich.edu/index.html
Description
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Science Museum
Field of Study/Science Facility Geology
 

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Illinois
Aurora
SciTech
18 W Benton Street
Aurora IL 60506
Phone 630 859-3434
Web Site http://scitech.mus.il.us/
Description interactive science & technology, 200 hands-on exhibits
Type of Resource Science
Primary Focus Science Museum
New or Updated: 09/23/2002

Illinois
Batavia
Leon Lederman Science Education Center
Fermilab
Batavia IL
Phone 630 840-8258
Web Site www-ed.fnal.gov/ed_lsc.html
Description Physics at the site of one of the premier research facilities in the world -- displays on Accelerators, detectors, methods, and Ideas
Type of Resource Science
Primary Focus Science Museum
Field of Study/Science Facility Physics

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    IL
 
Bourbonnais
 
Strickler Planetarium
 
Olivet Nazarene U
 
One University Avenue
 
Bourbonnais  IL  60914    
 
Phone  815 939-5308
 
Web Site  http://www.olivet.edu/services/planetarium/
 
Description  college based planetarium with public shows
 
Type of Resource  Science
 
Field of Study/Science Facility  Planetarium
 
New or Updated:  09/01/2003

Illinois
Carbondale
Science Center Carbondale
611 East College
Carbondale IL 62901
Phone
Web Site
Description
Type of Resource Science
Primary Focus Science Museum

  IL

  Champaign

  William M Staerkel Planetarium

  Parkland College

  2400 West Bradley Avenue

  Champaign  IL   61821    

  Phone 217 351-2446

  Alt Phone  217 351-2568

  Web Site http://www.parkland.edu/coned/pla/index.html

  E-mail  dleake@parkland.edu

  Description  public shows Friday and Saturday evenings

  Type of Resource  Science

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Planetarium

  Owner/Operator:  Parkland College

  New or Updated:  8/2/2006

Illinois
Chicago
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
1300 S Lake Shore Drive
Chicago IL 60605
Phone 312 922-7827
Alt Phone 312 322-0300
Web Site http://www.adlerplanetarium.org
Description planetarium on Lake Michigan shoreline with extensive additional astronomy and science exhibits
Type of Resource Science
Primary Focus Science Museum
Field of Study/Science Facility Planetarium

 
 

  IL

  Chicago

  John G Shedd Aquarium

  1200 S Lakeshore Drive

  Chicago  IL   60605    

  Phone   312 939-2438  Web Site  www.sheddnet.org/

  Description  on the lakefront, you can look out over Lake Michigan while watching dolphin show,  Amazon River, tropical reef, dolphins

  Type of Resource   Science

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Aquarium

  New or Updated:   5/7/2005


Illinois
Chicago
Henry Crown Space Center
5700 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago IL 60637
Phone
773 684-1414
Web Site
http://www.msichicago.org/info/vtm/visit.html
Toll Free
800 GO TO MSI
Alt Web
http://hga.com/experience/museum_and_exhibition/henry_crown_space_cente
Description
part of the Museum of Science & Industry houses space artifacts with several spacecraft & Omnimax theater
Type of Resource
Science
Primary Focus Science Museum
Kind of Activity Omnimax
Field of Study/Science Facility Space
New or Updated: 05/16/2003

Illinois
Chicago
Museum of Science & Industry
5700 South Lake Shore Dr
Chicago IL  60637
Phone 773 684-1414
Web Site www.msichicago.org/
Description
Type of Resource Science
Primary Focus Science Museum

 
  Illinois
Chicago
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N Cannon Drive
Chicago IL  60614
Phone 773 755-5100
Web Site www.chias.org/
E-mail mailto:info@naturemuseum.org
Description butterfly greenhouse, city science (how a house works), environmental central, family water lab, wilderness walk, children's gallery, outside native plants on grounds
Type of Resource Science
Primary Focus Natural History
Collection A-F Butterflies
Owner/Operator: Chicago Academy of Sciences

Illinois
DeKalb
Davis Hall Observatory - NIU
NIU Davis Hall, 7th Floor Room 703
Normal & Locust Roads
DeKalb IL 60115
Phone 815 753-1305
Alt Phone 815 753-1772
Web Site http://niuhep.physics.niu.edu/~observatory/
Description tours, limited public hours & viewing time, various public programs
Type of Resource Science
Field of Study/Science Facility Observatory

 
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