Last updated: 1/22/2013
Detroit, Michigan
5020 John R St.
Detroit, MI 48202
phone: 313-577-8400
Jan. 7 – Jan. 27, 2013
Saturday10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday12 PM - 6 PM
Jan. 28 – June 9, 2013
Monday - Tuesdayclosed
Wednesday - Friday9 AM - 3 PM
Saturday10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday12 PM - 6 PM

Base admisson includes hundreds of hands-on exhibits, stage shows and demonstrations.

Additional fees for IMAX, Planetarium and Bodies Human. Only Premium members have access at no additional charge.

Groups of 12 or more can recieve discounted rates with advance reservations and partial payment. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Traveler's Checks and U.S. currency accepted. Call: 313.577.8400, Option 5 We recommend a minimum of 3 hours to a maximum of 5 hours for your visit to include time for lunch and travel between activities. Chaperones meeting the 1 chaperone/ 10 student ratio requirement (1:5 for Young Child) receive free Explorer admission (does not include program, theater or special exhibit admission).

Adults: $12.95
Members: free
Youth (2-12): $9.95
Children under 2: Free
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Mel J. Drumm, Director
phone: 313-577-8400
Museum Staff, Human Resources

Discover the value of a Michigan Science Center membership, consider gift memberships to have fun with friends and family, and learn more about our Elements of Science giving campaign. Still have questions? We're just a phone call away at 313. 577.8400 and you can contact us via e-mail too. We look forward to seeing you soon!

What’s Up? Your Guide to the Night Sky - Call for times

What's Up? Your Guide to the Night Sky features the constellations, stars and planets in the current sky along with information on the impact of light pollution on our view of the night sky and our place in the Milky Way Galaxy. (Live show):

The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

Soar beyond the Universe in The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket. Follow two young adventurers as they turn an old cardboard box into a rocket! Watch their vivid imaginations take them on an awesome journey to the most amazing places in the Solar System.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Solar System

Join us in the Dassault Systèmes Planetarium for an interactive exploration of our neighborhood space – the Solar System. Discover how vast the space is between the Sun, planets, moons, asteroids and comets and how small these bodies are in comparison. Learn the latest discoveries about our Solar System by robotic spacecrafts such as the Solar Dynamics Observatory, the Mercury MESSENGER, the Curiosity Rover on Mars, Cassini at Saturn and New Horizon currently on its way to Pluto. (Live show)

The Human Body in IMAX®

Three years in the making, The Human Body reveals the incredible story of life. In astonishing detail, this large format film presents a look at the biological processes that go on without our control and often without our notice. Throughout the film we follow a family from dawn to dusk as they go about their daily routines. But this is no ordinary story. This is the tale of what takes place beneath the skin – a tale that allows us to see the extraordinary accomplishments of our everyday lives.

Animalopolis in IMAX®

Venture into the wild, wacky world of the animal kingdom in Animalopolis. Kids will love this larger-than-life adventure as they journey into the jungle with lions and a mix of furry friends. Lions lie in the desert sun and sleep away a lazy day until a fellow furry friend is awakened and belts out an opera solo. Rhino's rock and cheetahs move faster than the speed of lighting in this light-hearted comedy.

Mysteries of the Great Lakes in IMAX®

It takes a drop of water nearly 400 years to travel from the headwaters of Lake Superior to the edge of Lake Ontario. Along the way, the water passes by towering cliffs dotted with early Native American pictographs, caribou and moose grazing on the shores, over giant prehistoric sturgeon lurking among thousands of shipwrecks and past nearly 40 million people who live along the more than 10,000 miles of coastline. It is a dramatic journey through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Now, you can witness the Mysteries of the Great Lakes on the only screen large enough to reveal them – IMAX!


Lockers & Coat Racks

Lockers are available for $.50 cents each on the Lower Level near the school gymnasium. Complimentary coat racks are available in the front lobby on the Main Level.

Nearby Parking

Midtown Detroit, the cultural center surrounding the Michigan Science Center, offers many parking options for museum goers. Please see our website for nearby parking lots and facilities when visiting the Michigan Science Center. Hours and rates vary by location


The Michigan Science Center is accessible to visitors with disabilities. Elevators and ramps serve all public areas including the Chrysler IMAX® Dome Theatre and Dassault Systèmes Planetarium.


The Michigan Science Center has wheelchairs for visitor use. The traditional wheelchair and the Amigo Classic, a battery-operated mobility vehicle, are available. Traditional wheelchairs can be used for free with photo I.D.; the mobility vehicle can be rented for a minimal charge with photo I.D.

Wheelchair Accessible




Cosmic Café

Grab a bite to eat from the Cosmic Café then head over to the Lunar Dining area to relax before continuing your adventure. Along with beverages, snacks, and entrée dishes, visitors will find vending machines with light snacks and drinks in this area too.

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental


Group Tours

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