SPI is open in the Wright Center!
We are located on the first floor of the Kenyon College Wright Center at 400 South Main Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio.
Hours of Operation
Monday 9:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday Closed for Field Trips
Thursday 9:30am - 8:00pm
Friday 9:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
SPI may be closed for construction or weather. Please check here before coming to SPI. Closures will be posted on our home page and Facebook. Construction closures will be posted many days in advance. If nothing is posted, you can assume we are open during our regular business hours.
In the case of inclement weather, SPI is often open when schools are closed, as long as employees are able to travel to work safely. When the weather is questionable, we usually make that decision about an hour before opening.
Current Daily Admission, all ages: $3
Monthly Family Membership: $15
ASTC Passport program cardholders and regional arrangements:
Address: 400 S. Main Street
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
We are located in the Kenyon College Wright Center. Entrance into the facility is at the back of the building by the parking lot.
Parking at SPI is FREE!
We have a small parking lot on the east (back) side of our building. Additional parking is in the parking lot across Gay Street at Gay and Howard.
Activities at SPI
Activities at SPI change frequently, while other exhibits are more permanent. The space is also ever changing, with new exhibits installed periodically. Below is a list of some of the activities SPI offers!
- FLEXHIBITS: Air Rockets, Vertical Flyer, Ring Launcher, and Circuit Bench
- Activities in our classroom for older visitors
- Enchanted Forest for young visitors
- Imagination Playground: BLUE BUILDING BLOCKS
- Interactive Augmented Reality Sandbox
- Kinetic Sand, Play-doh...
- Lego and Duplo Blocks
- Magnetic Wall
- Make It!
- Measuring devices and scales
- Imagine It! dress up and pretend in our forest and tent
- Reading nook
- Sensory play
- Video microscope
Please view our Birthday Party page for more information.
Please view our Field Trip page for more information.