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Michigan Science Center in Detroit – Fun Filled Learning

Visitor’s Guide as well as a photo gallery for the Michigan Science Center in Detroit. Over 87,000 square feet of science and more than 250 hands on exhibits make this a great place to have fun and learn.

The Michigan Science Center has an abundance of attractions to offer. With approximately 87,000 square feet of science to explore, guests can get lost in the three main floors filled with over 250 hands-on exhibits.  This venue hosts engineering, health & wellness, motion, as well as space exhibits.  My children particularly love the Kids Town exhibit in the lower level, so much so that they never want to leave.

Michigan Science Center - fun learning about light

Michigan Science Center Location, Admission and Hours

This venue is located right off of I-75 as well as I-94 and within walking distance of Wayne State University. The building is located on the corner of John R. Street and East Warren Avenue in Detroit. There is limited parking onsite together with metered street parking and paid lots within walking distance.

Due to COVID-19 all guests have to pre-reserve their visit online and adhere to special precautions during their visit.

exploring magnets at the Michigan Science Center

Currently, the Michigan Science center is closed Monday through Wednesday. Their hours on Thursday through Sunday are from 10 am to 5 pm.

Michigan Science Center Exhibits

In addition to regular exhibits, the museum hosts special exhibits, Imax movies, planetarium, live shows, and demonstrations.  These components are always changing, providing a dynamic experience for guests each time they visit.  These shows are great for school-age children and older and provide great learning experiences that are lively and action-packed.

Michigan Science Center live shows and demonstrations

Exhibits that you don’t want to miss include the 80-foot long Mini Mackinaw Bridge. the assembly line, U.S Steel Fun Factory, and the giant pendulum.

Kids Town

(Temporarily Closed) If you have children under the age of five then Kids Town is the perfect place to play and learn.  A mini restaurant, vet clinic, library, stage, infant play space, sports in motion, and water play all will entertain your children for hours.  The science center also hosts Young Explorers in this space geared toward preschool-aged children.  This experience usually includes a story, a science lesson, and hands-on learning.

Michigan Science Center Kids Town

Michigan Science Center Membership

Finally, if you love your visit, then you can become a member.  Membership allows you and your family to come back and enjoy the science center at your leisure, so you aren’t pressured to visit the whole museum in one visit.  Also, a membership makes a great gift.

Connect with the Michigan Science Center

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Other Science Centers We Have Visited:

Orlando Science Center
AHA Museum – Lancaster, Ohio
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Cranbrook Institute of Science
Lansing Science Center – Impression 5

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Bernadette Manaay
Author: Bernadette Manaay

Bernadette Manaay is a proud mom of two wonderful kids, Ianna and Bernard. She has been married to her husband, Ian, for almost 11 years. Bernadette is a Physical Therapist by profession in Metro Detroit. Her family loves to travel and go camping every summer and early fall. Her desire and passion to document her family's everyday life lead her to become a self-taught photographer. It is very fulfilling to a mom to capture and freeze as many moments as we can because time just flies so fast. See the special memories of her family on her Instagram account: @adetteskyph.