Jan 6, 2013

Detroit Science Center reopened as the Michigan Science Center

Just after Christmas the Michigan Science Center opened their doors.  The old Detroit Science Center is now the Michigan Science Center.  We will be making our way to their location this week and taking a ton of pictures to share with you.  But for now, here is some great info about our new and improved Science Center:

The Michigan Science Center (Mi-Sci) is a unique, fun and dynamic hands-on museum, offering programs that inspire children and their families to discover, explore and appreciate science, technology and math in a fun, dynamic learning environment. Through an interactive approach to science with engaging, hands-on exhibits, shows and activities, Mi-Sci strives to help launch the next generation of Michigan’s engineers, scientists and innovators, and significantly impact the cultural and economic renewal of Detroit and Michigan.

Mi-Sci features five theaters, including Michigan’s largest screen at the Chrysler IMAX® Dome Theatre; the Dassault Systèmes Planetarium; the Toyota Engineering Theater; the DTE Energy Sparks Theater; the Chrysler Science Stage; a 9,800 square-foot Traveling Exhibits Hall; hands-on exhibit galleries focusing on space, life and physical science; Kids Town just for pint-size scientists; and, education and outreach programs.

LOCATION:         The Michigan Science Center is located in Detroit’s Midtown at the corner of John R Street and Warren Avenue at 5020 John R Street, Detroit MI 48202. The Science Center is easily accessible from all major interstates.


                           Dec. 26, 2012 - Jan. 6, 2013 (Closed Jan. 1)
                           Weekdays        9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
                           Saturday        10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
                           Sunday          12 – 6 p.m.

                           Jan. 7 – Jan. 27, 2013
                           Weekdays      Closed
                           Saturday        10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
                           Sunday          12 – 6 p.m.

                           Jan. 28 – June 9, 2013
                           Monday and Tuesday              Closed
                           Wednesday - Friday     9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
                           Saturday                    10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
                           Sunday                      12 – 6 p.m.


Walk-in Packages
Premium Members
General Admission:
Hundreds of hands-on exhibits,
stage shows and demonstrations
General Admission +1
IMAX or Planetarium
General Admission +2
IMAX and Planetarium
BODIES HUMAN: Anatomy in Motion Exhibition
(Includes General Admission)
BODIES HUMAN: Anatomy in Motion Exhibition
+ The Human Body IMAX Combo
(Includes General Admission)
Additional IMAX or Planetarium
with any Package

PRICING:             Discounted rates available for group of 12 or more with a reservation. Rates   
   range between $5 for Tiny Tot visits (ages 5 and under) to $14 for the
   HUMAN: Anatomy in Motion Exhibition + Human Body IMAX Combo.


CURRICULUM:     Exhibits at the Michigan Science Center are closely aligned with the State of Michigan’s Grade Level Content Expectations and support MEAP test achievement.

MEMBERSHIP: Members of the Michigan Science Center receive FREE admission to permanent exhibit areas, free or discounted admission to the Chrysler IMAX® Dome Theatre, Dassault Systèmes Planetarium and most special exhibits, along with free or reduced admission at more than 300 ASTC science museums worldwide and much more. Annual membership levels include:
Premium Family: Two adults, all children in household under the age of 18, PLUS up to two guests each visit.
Family Plus: Two adults, all children in household under the age of 18, plus up to two guests each visit.
Family: Two adults, all children in household under the age of 18.
Grandparent: Two grandparents and all grandchildren under the age of 18.
Individual Plus: One individual and one guest
Student with ID: One individual

ATTRACTIONS:   The Michigan Science Center features many exciting attractions to delight and inspire children’s curiosity and interest in science. The Science Center and all attractions are handicap accessible.  Permanent attractions include:

·         Hands-on Exhibit Galleries that address subjects such as motion, speed and direction, manufacturing, the inner workings of the human heart, the immense range of wave phenomena, the content and scale of the universe, and much more.
·         Chrysler Science Stage, where science comes alive through interactive shows and demonstrations.
·         DTE Energy Sparks Theater, which explores the fundamental principles of electricity and magnetism, energy conversion, and the properties of matter.
·      Kids Town Gallery, a place where pint-size scientists can become veterinarians, test the laws of physics in a field house, learn about mixtures and solutions in the kitchen of their very own diner, or just splash, crawl and play.
·         Chrysler IMAXÒ Dome Theatre, offering state-of-the-art technology for an unforgettable cinematic experience.
·         Dassault Systèmes Planetarium, featuring spectacular virtual-reality journeys that take the audience through the rings of Saturn, into a black hole or anywhere in the Universe. 
·         Traveling Exhibits Hall, a temporary home to many exhibits.

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