In the Heart of Downtown Allentown

The new Da Vinci Science Center at PPL Pavilion’s front entrance is located at 815 W. Hamilton Street in downtown Allentown, within walking distance to tons of other attractions.

Watch the Timelapse

See the timelapse of construction for the new Da Vinci Science Center at PPL Pavilion.

When is the new Science Center opening?

Da Vinci Science Center at PPL Pavilion is now open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Purchase Tickets

Who is the new Science Center geared toward?

We have something for everyone! The new Science Center is designed to appeal to all ages and exhibits will feature both English and Spanish languages.

Are there still naming opportunities and sponsorships available?

Yes, there are still exhbits available for naming opportunities. If you are interested, please contact MaryEllen Dickey at

Where exactly is the new science center?

Glad you asked! The public entrance to Da Vinci Science Center at PPL Pavilion is located at 815 W. Hamilton St. in downtown Allentown. Groups arriving by bus and students enrolled in Science Center camps and programs should enter through the Groups & Reserved Programs entrance on W. Court St. between 8th & 9th St.

What is happening with the old location on the campus of Cedar Crest College?

Da Vinci Science Center located on the campus of Cedar Crest College is closed.
The facility will continue to serve the community as a place of learning and inspiration, providing children from low-income households access to a premier educational experience through the CAI Learning Academy, a private elementary school founded and funded by CAI.

Is there parking nearby?

YES! There are several public parking garages within 2-3 blocks of the science center, including the following:
• The Spiral Deck (645 spaces) is located directly behind the Science Center at 836 Linden St. The walk from there to our main entrance is one block.
• The Maple Street Parking Deck (1,100 spaces) is located at 920 West Maple St. and offers a 2-to-3-block walk to our main entrance.
Click here for a look at all the parking in the area.

Is parking included in my admission ticket?

Your admission to the Science Center, whether it’s general admission, membership, school/group trip or special event, does NOT include parking. Fortunately, there are several parking garages nearby that start at $1/hr. (Please note that pricing is subject to change based on special events at surrounding venues).

Your support will help us bring science to life and lives to science in so many ways — including our exhibit experiences, academic and visitor programs, professional development for educators, and our new facility.

Become a Member

Our new membership levels will give you free unlimited general admission to the exciting new Da Vinci Science Center at PPL Pavilion.