Michigan Science Center
Located in the same building that used to house the Detroit Science Center, you will find your next fun stop, the Michigan Science Center. This science and technology museum is a fantastic place to take the kids to learn and play, the complex holding several interactive exhibits, a planetarium, regularly scheduled live shows, and even an onsite cafe and store. Located on John R Street in Detroit, this center is open daily from 10 am to 3 pm. If you are traveling to this museum as a large group or school group you’ll definitely want to take advantage of the MiSci (Michigan Science Center) Group Guide, a downloadable information packet featuring shows for groups, special group rates, and discounts, and specific curriculum standards met within the museum. The museum has kept well up to date with the CGLC, or Current Grade Level Content, expectations and takes much pride in its educational benefits for visiting students.
Inside you will find ‘approximately 2 dozen ways to customize your visit to MiSci’, with live stage shows, a dome theater, a planetarium, and over 250 hands-on exhibits, lab activities, and special exhibits to explore, as touched on in the first paragraph. The mission of the museum, which we think it accomplishes very well, is to ‘inspire curious minds of all ages to discover, explore, and apply science, technology, engineering and math in a creative, dynamic learning environment’. Talk about a seriously fun, and seriously educational place to learn, gaze at the stars, and discover completely new worlds! Check out the Engineering, Health and Nutrition, Kids Town, Space, or Motion galleries before leaving, or perhaps the special Spark!Lab, Creatures of Light, or Kidstruction galleries.
If you need to fuel up on some brain food while here head over to the onsite Cosmic Cafe, serving up some of the finest salads, paninis, hot dogs, and pizza around! There is also the onsite Explore Store gift shop to buy science kits, books, and toys in!