Dow Science

Herbert Henry Dow Science Building

Opened in 1996, the 32,500-square-foot Dow Science Building holds classrooms, laboratories, research areas, and computer resources for the biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics departments, complete with an Apple computer lab.

The building also houses 14 faculty offices and connects to the Strosacker Science Center and the Moss Family Laboratory Wing.


283 N West Street
Hillsdale, MI 49242

Opening Hours

School Year
Sunday – Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.


The Dow Science Building bears the name of the founder of Dow Chemical Company, located in Midland, Michigan.

Herbert Henry Dow is credited with 107 inventions, and in 1930, he received the prestigious Perkin Medal for Chemical Achievement from the Society of Chemical Industry.

In 1936, his wife, Grace, established the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation in memory of her husband. The Dow Foundation, a longstanding supporter of Hillsdale College, provided a generous leadership gift toward the science building’s construction.