What: Today, the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) announced that it will offer free general admission on July 2 and 3, in honor of veterans, first responders and in recognition of the overwhelming response to their July 4th Ford Fun Free Day, which received 5,000 pre-registrations within 24 hours. Thanks to the generous support, totaling $30,000, from the sponsors listed below, MiSci is able to extend free admission for the entire holiday weekend and provide hands-on, interactive science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) experiences to individuals who may not have access otherwise.
· Christine Barman, Member of the Michigan Science Center Board of Directors
· Saturday, July 2, 2016, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
· Sunday, July 3, 2016, noon – 6 p.m.
To take advantage of MiSci’s free general admission on July 2 and 3, patrons should pre-register for tickets at https://mi-sci.secure.force.com/ticket/. Additionally, tickets will be available for purchase for MiSci’s newest exhibit Bug Quest and the Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure film in the IMAX® Dome Theater.
Where: The Michigan Science Center
5020 John R Street
Detroit, MI 48202
Weekend Programing: The following educational activities will be available for visitors this weekend.
· Kaboomistry: Learn about the relationship between pressure, temperature, and fuel to explain why things go KA-BOOM! MiSci will mix physics and chemistry to get loud, flashy effects.
· Put it to the Test: Under Pressure: MiSci will put pressure to the test with experiments that you can try at home.
· Adventures on the Science Seas: This show is for MiSci’s younger audiences and introduces the idea of simple machines.
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. For more information, please call 313.577.8400 or visit the website, www.Mi-Sci.org