Learn, play and have fun at the Michigan Science Center in Midtown, Detroit! 


We’ve been bringing our boys to the Michigan Science Center since they were babies. The hands-on museum is great for all ages starting with little ones who can’t do much more than stand.

It won’t take long before their curiosity grows and they want to play AND learn about engineering, motion and space! When you need a rest, grab a seat in the Planetarium or 4D Theater to experience the solar system and volcanoes. They also have Asteroid Hunters and an all ages Laser Show.


What You Need To Know:

Start Making Plans

  • Ages: All ages!
  • Cost: General admission – Adults ($18); Youth ages 2-12 ($14) and children 2 and under free. Additional costs for the Planetarium Show OR Toyota Engineering 4D Theater OR IMAX Theatre
  • Parking: Free parking at the Michigan Science Center Lot (5124 John R St) on weekdays.  Pay to park in the secured surface lot on John R. for $7 or download the Park Detroit app and park on the street (try Farnsworth or Kirby) for $1 an hour.
  • Time: Plan to be there for at least an hour


Become a member!

I love getting out of my house and saving money – museum memberships are the best way to do both! Having a MiSci membership makes stopping by the museum an easy choice. We can go when it’s convenient and stay for as long or as little as we want without thinking about the money spent. A single visit to the museum for our family would cost $64 – an annual membership is $99! It’s worth it if you only visit twice and with long Michigan winters, rainy days and afternoons downtown, we always end up visiting several times a year.


Have questions? Send me an email at carrie@littleguidedetroit.com