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Michigan Science Center, Detroit

(3.3/5 based on 75 reviews on the web)
MiSci features five theaters, including Michigan’s largest screen at the Chrysler IMAX® Dome Theatre; the Dassault Systèmes Planetarium; the Toyota Engineering Theater; the DTE Energy Sparks Theater; the Chrysler Science Stage; a 9,800 square-foot Traveling Exhibits Hall; hands-on exhibit galleries focusing on space, life and physical science; Kids Town just for pint-size scientists; and, education and outreach programs.
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  • What a great museum! My kids really enjoyed (an learned a lot) at the Michigan Science Center. From hands on activities, to colorful exhibits, and IMAX movies there is something for everyone. I can't ...  more »
  • The electricity show is a must. If you have kids under 5/6 go to kids town (lower level) for great water play and pretend areas. Worth the visit!  more »
  • Great place to take family and friends. It offers an Imax theater and interactive exhibits. In December during Noel Night, there is free admission to the Michigan Science Center, the Detroit Institute...  more »
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  • Great family fun. Very educational. Love the science Tesla lab staff..they are the best. Life like space and construction displays. One star removed for lack of parking. Would be nice if they would open a parking structure. You have to park in the streets, if the valet and small lot is full. On the street it's a 2 hour max at 2.00 an hour. I had to run back out, and move my car. Very difficult with 3 small kid's.
  • Needs to be kept up better. A lot of broken things. Entrance is confusing on where you pay etc.
  • I love this place. My students had a blast they are still talking about it
  • 2 adults + 2 kids (2&3); is equivalent to the same prices as going to the zoo. I love how prices are so high on experiences that are suppose to shape the minds of our kids. Sad enough we walked in after paying $7 of parking, and walked right back out after we saw the general admission fees- we could have gone to Sheds aquarium for the same prices. It's absolutely ridiculous, in the sense it's a museum..... Not worth over $80 for 2 toddlers to look around and play for an hour or two.
  • We had our daughter's wedding here at the Science Center. It was the best wedding ever, and the set up was wonderful. Chelsea was our point person and great at helping us organize the event. Kevin created "the stars and sky" in the IMAX to make this wedding special. The dance floor was open to see from the dining area, and the elevator was clear so we danced when going up and down! The IMAX theater was a great place for the ceremony; everyone could see, it was comfortable, and the acoustics were perfect for the musicians. It was definately a night to remember.