Oct 12, 2017

MICHIGAN SCIENCE CENTER EXPANDS SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAMMING WITH OCT. 14 CELEBRATION



Provides inclusive playtime for children, adults, families and educators

What: The Michigan Science Center (MiSci) is committed to inspiring all children and all communities with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), including learners of different abilities. Super Sparks: All Access optimizes the MiSci experience for children and adults with special needs. This expanded program includes partnerships with access-oriented community organizations, specialized field trips, family days, and a community awareness celebration.

Super Sparks at MiSci will feature sensory-friendly building and theater modifications such as sounds down, lights up throughout the museum, educator and family visitor resources, a chill zone and respite room access, special tactile exhibits, and hands-on science demos to celebrate all learning styles and abilities.

Who: Open to children and adults with specials needs, as well as their families, caregivers and educators.

When:

·       Super Sparks Community Celebration, October 14, 2017 from noon – 2:30 p.m.
o   This museum-wide event will celebrate special needs and educate the community about the role STEM plays in special education learning. It will feature hands-on demos and activities from partner organizations, access to 250+ hands-on activities and exhibits and more.
·       Super Sparks: All Access Field Trip Days, second Tuesday of each month from Oct. – June 2018
o   MiSci is hosting field trip days, which will feature adapted planetarium shows, hands-on STEM fairs hosted by partner organizations, and teacher professional development webinars. Teachers interested in scheduling a field trip, please call 313.577.8400, Option 5.
·       Super Sparks: All Access Family Days, first Sunday of each month from Nov. – June 2018
o   MiSci is opening their doors early from 10 a.m. – noon exclusively for special needs families. This opportunity is included in the price of general admission and will feature adapted shows, explainer demonstrations and more.

Where: The Michigan Science Center
                  5020 John R St
                  Detroit, MI 48202
                  Parking Information

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

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