Michigan Science Center

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.  The Michigan Science Center hosts engineering, health & wellness, motion, and space exhibits.  My children particularly love the Kids Town exhibit in the lower level, they never want to leave.

In addition to regular exhibits, the museum hosts special exhibits, Imax movies, planetarium, live shows, and demonstrations.  These components of the Michigan Science Center 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.

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.

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.

The time you take to explore the Science Center can vary greatly depending on the age and interest level of your children.  I would recommend that you block at least three hours for your visit.  If you visit in the morning you can take a short walk over to Sweet Lorraine’s Mac & Brews for an amazing lunch.  Also within walking distance are the DIA, Wayne State University, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History,  Detroit Historical Museum, and the Detroit Public Library.

Finally, if you love your visit to the Michigan Science Center, 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.  A membership to the Michigan Science Center makes a great gift too.

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