The Michigan Science Center Celebrates Women in STEM with Free General Admission


To celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) will offer free general admission on March 17, 2019 from 12 – 5 p.m., sponsored by Ford Motor Company Fund. The event will honor the extraordinary contributions of women in STEM.

As we recognize the many valuable contributions that women have made to science and our communities, Ford is working to help girls and young women develop the STEM skills necessary for success in the technical workplace of tomorrow,” said Farah Harb, Global Education Programs Analyst, Ford Motor Company Fund. “Ford supports programs that encourage and inspire girls to explore science and STEM-related careers.

Free general admission includes access to more than 250 amazing hands-on exhibits, live stage shows, Spark!Lab from the Smithsonian, Kids Town gallery, STEM Playground, Space gallery and more.

Additionally, planetarium tickets will be available for purchase at the box office. The planetarium features a live show – “Our Place in a Galaxy Far, Far Away” – that takes visitors on an exciting tour of our place in the Universe and compares our solar system and galaxy to those far, far away.

“Women’s pioneering work in STEM is important, because it lets today’s students know that science is for everyone,” said Michigan Science Center Chief Learning Officer, Cassie Byrd. “Through our work with The STEMinista Project, we’ve seen that simply knowing a woman in STEM can have a big impact on girls’ confidence and interest in these subjects.”

Free day registration is available now at Mi-Sci.org.

About the Michigan Science Center

The Michigan Science Center is a hands-on museum that inspires curious minds of all ages to discover, explore and appreciate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a creative, dynamic learning environment. The Science Center features five theaters, including Michigan’s largest screen at the Chrysler IMAX® Dome Theatre; the Dassault Systèmes Planetarium; the Toyota Engineering 4D Theater; the DTE Energy Sparks Theater; the Chrysler Science Stage; a 9,800 square-foot Traveling Science Hall for special exhibits; hands-on exhibit galleries focusing on space, life and physical science; Kids Town just for pint-size scientists; along with, education and outreach programs. The Michigan Science Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and does not receive support from the city of Detroit or the state of Michigan. For more information, please call 313.577.8400 or visit the website, www.Mi-Sci.org.

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 201,000 employees and 62 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks and SUVs, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. To expand its business model, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities with investments in electrification, autonomy and mobility. Ford provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products and services, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

Julie McKeeman

Julie is first and foremost a mom of two amazing kiddos, Elliott and Bennett. She is married to her beautiful wife, Betsy, and is an elementary school librarian.

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