Michigan Science Centre

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  • Address: Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R Street, Detroit, MI 48202, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-3135778400
  • Ticket Price: 13 USD
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Science Museums, Educational Site, Family And Kids

The Michigan Science Centre is as the name suggests, is a hands on museum for kids and adults looking to spark an interest in the sciences. It has a large number of exhibits that explore everything from space, health to physical sciences. There are a number of events and shows that take place so it is advisable to check beforehand on the website. It is perfect for an afternoon with the kids which is both fun and educational.Although, if you have been to other science centres you’d find this experience repetitive.


  • Kidstown is an area for children under the age of 5. Compleate with a simulated library with books and children’s computers.
  • Engineering exhibits allow kids to have hands on try at different types of engineering feats.
  • The 50-foot-wide, three story high Planetarium dome is particularly good. 
  • A 4D theatre.
  • An IMAX theatre .

Michigan Science Centre Travel Tips

  • The mid town areas surrounding the Wayne State University(WSU) is very rundown. A few wrong turns you could end up in a ghetto neighbourhood.
  • There is limited outdoor parking at MSC. South on John R Road and turn right (west) on Warren is the indoor parking for WSU on your right. It’s $5 per day and is just a 2min walk to MSC.

Entrance Ticket Details For Michigan Science Centre

  • $10 for ages 2-12 & seniors
  • Super SPARK: Adult - $21  ages 2-12 & seniors-$18, general admission + 2 theatre experiences                  
  • Fantastic FLARE: Adult -$22 ages 2-12 & seniors-$19, general admission +1 special exhibit + 1 theatre experience  
  • Big-time BLAST: Adult -$18 ages 2-12 & seniors-$15, general admission + 1 theatre experience
  • Explorer EXPLOSION: Adult -$18 ages 2-12 & seniors-$15, general admission + special exhibit

How to Reach Michigan Science Centre

  • Bus No. 14 stops at Warren & Bush

  • Cafe at the Science centre
  • Maccabees
  • Little Caesars
  • Rodin

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  • Michigan Science Centre Address: Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R Street, Detroit, MI 48202, United States
  • Michigan Science Centre Contact Number: +1-3135778400
  • Michigan Science Centre Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Michigan Science Centre Price: 13 USD
  • Time required to visit Michigan Science Centre: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 9.65% of people who visit Detroit include Michigan Science Centre in their plan

  • 60% of people start their Michigan Science Centre visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Michigan Science Centre

Thursday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Michigan Science Centre

People normally club together Detroit Historical Society and Ste. Anne De Detroit Catholic Church while planning their visit to Michigan Science Centre.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Michigan Science Centre Reviews & Ratings

  • Buying the annual pass is worth it, especially if you're close! My children have spent a great deal of time here and they always still find something new to discover. I wish the shows were updated more often, which is a downside of holding a pass you'll see the same shows running for a while. But there are so many interactive exhibits spending a couple hours here will only show you a few, so when you come back it's a whole different experience. Staff is friendly and goodness the cafe is so well priced. All in all it's a good time. Get the yearly pass it's worth it!

  • Great place for the kids to explore and see how things are made. But they definitely need to go through most of their display cases and check to make sure it all works. I had multiple instance where the displays wouldn't work and my family lost sole interest.

  • We had such a blast for the free day, with our kiddos. Kids ages are 18, 16 and 4 and even the oldest kid (hubby) and we still had a great time exploring and learning. Plus the teenagers got bonus points at school.

  • So much to see and do. The children really enjoyed themselves. The adults joined in on the fun as well. This summer they offer free admission in July and June. I will say that the planetarium could be better, seemed a little outdated. Will definitely go back.

  • Perfect place to take the kids! Plenty of hands on exploration that never ends. Adults will enjoy as well, it'll bring out the kid in you. I love the electrical light show and getting to interact with my kids in their play area. There's always something to do here for everyone and you won't be bored.

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