The Elkhart, Indiana ETHOS Science Museum is a place where students of all ages can experience an interactive world of science exploration.
ETHOS Science museum in Elkhart, Indiana is the host of Science Saturdays (every third Saturday of each month), field trips, educator training, and education resources for families, students, and educators alike! At the Science Museum, young scientists can make connections with the amazing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) all around them everyday.
KID-FRIENDLY ELKHART ESCAPE ROOMS
Escape Apollo - Help the crew of the Apollo 11 craft as you solve a last-minute pre-flight challenge. can you find the clues in time?
Escape the Jungle - explore science in a fun science exploration, for teams up to four, or the whole family, to see if you can beat the countdown clock, and escape the jungle.
INTERACTIVE SCIENCE FUN
Star Lab - While we can take students through an interactive planetarium show, we also have shows in a 360 degree HD visual and sound experience.
Critters - A chance for students to experience our collection of animals and learn about the habitat and traits of animals.
You can experience science and STEM learning in a fun space!
Play the musical carrots, and then learn about circuits as you build game controllers and other interfacing tools, all to your own spec’s. They may work great, or, they may not work at all. Can you figure out how to build your own innovative design?
Watch as the sand morphs to help you design mountains, and rivers. Make ravine, then shake water out of your hand (as a raincloud) to build a lake. Better than a piece of paper, learn about topography in the amazing interactive sandbox
Life-size Newton’s cradle
One of our exhibits built by students, with the help of our staff, our Newton’s cradle is made of bowling balls and teaches first hand about Newton’s laws.
Racer’s, Make Your Cars
Build your own races, and then run them down the cart. Learn about incline planes first hand, as Galileo refined his ideas hundreds of years ago working with ramps. Will your design make it to the end, will it be fast or slow, and how can you modify the design to achieve new goals?
Let the hostess who is the grossest take you through a game show experience learning about boogers and sweat. Think you are an expert in bodily functions? Compete against others in this fun, silly, and educational game show experience.
Meet Stella, one of the friendliest bearded dragons – who loves people. Because we have body warmth (are warm blooded)! We host a variety of animal guests, who enjoy the best care, and are tame to our guests. An ever-growing area of ETHOS,.. Which animals will you see at your next visit?
Star Lab ETHOS – onsite planetarium.
Enjoy a learning center with an experience designed to surround and immerse. Watch a show in our 360 degree HD visual and sound dome theatre. We have many shows, which include trips through the body (The Body Code), a look at earth from the perspective of lunar colonizers (Earth’s Wild Ride), a story of where we have been and will be with space exploration (We Choose Space), and many others. We also host interactive planetarium shows, highlighting the current sky, where to observe planets during the evening – and the day, while sharing more fun astronomy.
Dr. Sprague’s Photon Experience - COMING SOON!
Dr. Sprague wondered what stars sounded like. So, on the roof above the SciLabs at ETHOS, we are putting up the wiring of a radio telescope. Utilizing SDR computer technology, we have brought the signal into the SciLab! An experience like no other awaits you. Our computers allow you to listen to photons of all colors in the radio spectrum, and see them! Dial in your favorite radio station, or dial in a star. Can you listen to activity on the sun? Yes, and see the audio signal on an on-screen oscilloscope, and the spectrum on a waterfall display! But what will it look and sound like today?
Special Exhibit - The Hall of Holograms
Come visit an amazing collection of holograms and learn about optics. We host a variety of holograms. Replica holograms are available for purchase at the center.