The New Detroit Science Center

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Detroit Science Center

Find out about the New Detroit Science Center in the cultural district of the city. Located near other great places in the city like the Public Library and the Charles Wright Museum, it's another great museum to go for the whole family. It is also not very far from the downtown area area. Like the Belle Isle Nature Zoo, it's one of my favorite attractions.

The Science Center has many interactive exhibits for you to take interest in during your visit. There is plenty of hands on things for you to do. You can find many exhibits and activities focusing on physics, gravity, sound, and much more.

Also do not think that you or your kids have to be a science buff to enjoy it at the Detroit Science Center. Even if science holds no particularly great interest to you, you will be amazed at the demonstrations of how some of the basic things that we take for granted everyday such as sound, gravity, electricity, and much much more.

The major exhibits change frequently so check their website to make sure will still be able to catch the exhibit you want to see.

Oh yeah did I mention that they have Michigan's only dome IMAX theatre? It's perfect for the many films that they show and the dome effect really takes the movie watching experience to another level.

Other things you can find at the science center are a planetarium, a science hall, the Ford Learning Resource Center, a special events lobby, and much more. Oh and of course it wouldn't be complete without a gift shop so make sure to get some souvenirs for your loved ones ;) The current hours are as follows:

Monday - Friday

9am - 5pm


10am - 6pm


12pm - 6pm

Detroit Science Center
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Here are a list of exhibits currently showing at the Science Center:

Main Exhibit: Dinosaurs Unearthed

This is the largest dinosaur exhibition to come to the city and features over 20 animatronic dinosaurs, five full sized skeletons, and over 40 fossil replicas and eggs from many periods of the dinosaurs time here on earth. It's ongoing until the fall so you still have plenty of time to check it out before it leaves. The IMAX dome theatre and planetarium in the science center will also have showings related to the exhibit. Ticket prices are below:

Seniors and children:$17.95
Detroit Science Center Members (includes IMAX):$10

*Purchase of a ticket includes the main Dinosaurs Unearthed Exhibit, The "Dinosaurs Alive!" film at the IMAX theatre, the planetarium show, and access to the rest of the Science Center Exhibits. If you are coming as a group, there may be discounted rates available. Call (313) 577-8400, option 5 for more info. Also checkout the Detroit Science center website for more info here.

Kids Town

Kids Town is an especially popular thing done by the science center where they focus on Pre-K to introduce them to science and have a positive attitude towards at a young age. Find out more about Kids Town here.

Space Exhibits

The space exhibits at the Detroit Science Center are always a fun part for many kids. There are four rockets in the exhibit (around 36 ft tall) and offers a peak into what the inside of a rocket looks like on a 10:1 scale. Other parts of the exhibit include how rockets work, looking through telescopes that point all across the museum, and much more. Any lover of astronomy would love to check this one out.

Life Exhibits

The Life Exhibits focuses on fitness and nutrition. Many interactive things to do in this part of the museum including races to burn off calories, walking on treadmills and more.

Health and Wellness

The health and wellness has many things to do including a Junk Food Wall (wow sounds fun for kids!), Couch Potato Chorus, the Snack Attack and more. This is a pretty popular exhibit at the Science Center.


This area focuses on how things like computer design, prototypes, simulations, etc are helpful in the manufactoring process. There is something calle dthe United States Steel Fun Factory, which as its name implies, is tons of fun.

As always, check out the Science Center website for more info on custom packages here!

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