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Science Central Announces 25th Anniversary Time Capsule

Science Central is excited to announce, for their 25th anniversary, the installation of a time capsule in celebration of the organization’s history and its future. The time capsule will be installed on October 25, 2020, during a public event, to be reopened 25 years later in 2045. The public will have the opportunity to purchase a limited number of envelopes to include their own items for $25.

“It’s exciting to know that Science Central has been serving our region with fun, hands-on science activities over the last quarter century. And it’s exciting to know we have a fun way to commemorate our current stories, interests, and thoughts for the next quarter century. With our time capsule project, we’re providing an opportunity for our visitors, members, volunteers, board and employees to place personal mementos in storage until 2045,” says Science Central Executive Director, Martin Fisher.

One third of the receptacle will contain items from the public. The remaining two thirds will be filled with memorabilia from Science Central, such as: science experiments from our education department, a list of current staff and Board of Directors, photographs, music and other current cultural media, a prediction of technological advances in the future, and a letter from our Executive Director, Martin Fisher.

How to Purchase an Envelope:

Limited public envelopes to be included in the time capsule can be purchased at Science Central admissions desk for $25. Admission into the museum is not required to purchase an envelope. Envelopes are 8 ½” x 12” and items in the envelope must be no thicker than ¾”. For specific requirements on what can and cannot be enclosed, please see our website.

To learn more about the 25th Anniversary Time Capsule and how you can be involved, please visit our website to learn more or contact us at 260-424-2400,

Science Central opened 25 years ago in 1995 and resides in the old City Light & Power building. The current structure was completed in 1929, replacing an existing structure constructed in 1908; it ceased operations as a power plant in 1975. Since opening in 1995, Science Central has become the region’s premier gateway for fun, hands-on science education. Science Central celebrated on million visitors in 2005 and two million visitors in 2014.