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Michigan Vacation : Michigan Science Center

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Being from Michigan does not mean that I know everywhere to visit when on a Michigan Vacation. So I decided to spend some time finding the hidden gems located in Metro Detroit. These spots make for perfect “Staycation” Day Trips or as stops you will want to add to your vacation itinerary as must sees while you are in the Metro Detroit Area.

The Michigan Science Center is the new name given to the old Detroit Science Center after it closed down. It re-opened in December 2012 under new owners and with a new name. Though the inside has undergone some changes, for the better, it still holds the same appeal that the Detroit Science Center did.

The Michigan Science Center is conveniently located in Downtown Detroit next to the Detroit Institute of Arts.

 Hours of Operation

Monday and Tuesday Closed
Wednesday – Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

They offer exhibits featuring Space, Sounds, Health and Nutrition, Motion, and Engineering.

You can also take in shows at the DTE Sparks Energy Theater, The Toyota Engineering Theater (4D),and the Chrysler Science Stage.These shows are included in the price of admission. For just a few dollars more you can watch a film in the Imax Dome Theater or explore the wonders of the universe at the Dassault Systèmes Planetarium. The Dassault Systèmes Planetarium is one of finest digital planetariums in the world.

There is a cafeteria conveniently located inside the the Center with a range of food and drinks available for purchase.

When making your itinerary for your Michigan Vacation to Metro Detroit make sure to include the Michigan Science Center as a must see on your list.

Read Gwen’s Review of the Michigan Science Center

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Celebrate Woman - 6 years ago Reply

Love to go and see what Science Places got to show and share! I’ve been to many. And each has something of value and interest. When is it going to be this one?

Colleen Fowler - 6 years ago Reply

Thanks for this information, I love Science Museums.

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Kerri - 6 years ago Reply

Thanks for sharing our information. Of course I am biased, but I really think the Michigan Science Center is a must-do in Detroit. It appeals to all ages – and there’s so much to do. IMAX, planetarium, special exhibits, permanent exhibits, education stations and science stages. Plus, there are lots of great places to eat near by… in Midtown Detroit. Just ask the ticket counter for suggestions. Hope to see you soon.

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