Nov 15, 2017


New events, activities, and exhibits make MiSci a spot for family fun this winter

Celebrate the holiday season at the Michigan Science Center. There’s something new to experience for all ages at MiSci and this winter is no exception. For more information about any of the following activities, visit

Celebrate MiSci’s 5th Birthday – Celebrate our 5th Birthday with FREE general admission. Preregistration is required and can be found at soon.  

        When: Tuesday, December 26 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

1001 Inventions: Untold Stories from a Golden Age of Innovation – The international award-winning exhibition, 1001 Inventions: Untold Stories from a Golden Age of Innovation, showcases the diverse spectrum of bold thinkers and new technologies that were produced by this multi-faith, multi-cultural civilization, reaching from Spain to China during the golden age of Muslim Civilization.

Visitors can enjoy FREE access with paid general admission to experience more than 60 exhibits, short films, live stage shows, hands-on workshops and learning resources that introduce them to the innovative breakthroughs that still influence our world today.

When: The exhibit is open until January 7, 2018

New Evening Hours - Spend your Wednesday evenings at MiSci from 3-8 p.m. and enjoy access to 1001 Inventions, plus special themed activities, including Foodie Night, Storytelling Night, The Zero Effect and more!

When: Every Wednesday from now until December 27 from 3 – 8 p.m.
See a complete list of themed activities here:

45th Annual Noel Night – The Cultural Center-wide holiday open house, Noel Night, includes more than 100 participating venues in the Detroit-area, including MiSci. Activities include horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday shopping, family craft activities and performances by more than 200 area music, theatre and dance groups. Visitors to MiSci will enjoy free general admission that evening.

        When: Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 5:00-10:00 p.m.

After Dark – Deemed the “thinking person’s happy hour,” MiSci’s “After Dark” series features a variety of science themes, access to hundreds of hands-on exhibits, DJs, signature drinks and more for a one-of-a-kind experience, just for ages 21+.

When: The third Thursday of every month, 6 – 9 p.m.
·       Kinetic 80s (Nov. 16): Get set for a righteous night of 80s pop culture! We’ve got the 411 on the boss science of the 80’s.
·       Star Wars (Dec. 21): Is the Force strong within you? Celebrate the opening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi with lightsaber painting, a costume content and a discussion about the newest movie.

Cost: Tickets are $15 (members are $10) and include one drink ticket. A cash bar is available.

Mad Scientist Camp –  Looking for something for your kids to do that is both fun and educational during the holiday break? Check out MiSci’s Mad Scientist Camp where children in 1st – 5th grade will learn how to create innovative inventions by identifying problems, pursuing ideas, and developing new solutions. Inspired by 1001 Inventions, this camp will include hands-on experiments and projects, a film in our Chrysler IMAX Dome Theatre, and a guest speaker presenting a live demonstration of their invention.

·       When: Tuesday, January 2 -  Friday, January 5 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

About the Michigan Science Center

The Michigan Science Center is the #CoolestPlace2B this summer. MiSci inspires nearly 300,000 curious minds of all ages every year through STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) discovery, innovation and interactive education in Detroit and across the state of Michigan. As the STEM hub of the state, we focus on developing and introducing expanded education programs, exhibits, and initiatives that enable us to empower and enrich all children and all communities with STEM. Through our Traveling Science Program and distance learning initiative, we are expanding beyond our Detroit-based facility, with a goal of reaching all 83 counties of Michigan. With Toyota’s 4D Engineering Theater, live stage shows, Michigan’s only IMAX® Dome Theatre, a Planetarium, lab activities, 250+ hands-on exhibits, and more, there are dozens of ways to customize your MiSci visit. 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,

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