Monroe Science Center Parking

During this time of construction, parking on-site will be limited. Please view the information below for alternative options. The Science Center will continue to be open on our current operating schedule. You may access the remaining parking spots not affected by the construction, by using the East Windsor Street Entrance.

Due to the limited parking, we can not offer group or school visits or facility rentals. Please check back for updates. You can email your questions to  


The Monroe Science Center-Public Parking Lot Improvements Project will begin on March 1ST at the corner of Franklin St. and Church St. This project requires the closure of the current public park lot at Franklin St. and Church St. 

During this time, the dumpsters located at the corner of Franklin St. and Church St. will be relocated across the street behind the building at 309 E. Franklin St. on Feb. 28 for Downtown businesses to have access to dispose of their trash and recycling. 

Additional on street parking* is available throughout Downtown Monroe. Alternative public parking lots are available at the following locations: 

  • The corner of Jefferson Street and Depot Street 
  • The corner of N. Church Street and E. Crowell Street
  • The corner of E. Crowell Street and N. Hayne Street
  • Between N. Church Street and Charlotte Avenue – across from the Union County government building
  • The corner of W. Jefferson Street and Charlotte Avenue at City Hall*
  • The corner of W. Franklin Street and N. Stewart Street
  • At the junction of W. Morgan Street and N. Stewart Street
  • The corner of N. Hayne Street and E. Morgan Street
  • The corner of Main Street and Talleyrand Ave.
  • The Union County Library lot off E. Windsor Street

*Timed parking locations. Please pay attention to signage.

Once completed, the Monroe Science Center-Public Parking Lot Improvements Project will create more than 200 parking spaces for residents and visitors. 

The project is expected to be completed by July 28TH

For questions about the project, please call the Engineering Department at (704) 282-4532 or the Downtown Department at (704) 282-1705 Ext. 6040. 


Peter J. Hovanec

Communications and Tourism Officer


Bradley Lucore

Communications Specialist