The Michigan Science Center has re-imagined its popular “Level Up” exhibit for indoor family fun this summer!

Level Up is an 8,000-foot exhibit that shows kids the science behind the games they love to play. Kids can test and compare video game portals, analog games, virtual reality and arcade games before checking out the latest additions.

  • Sphero Obstacle Course: Level up programming, computer science, and problem-solving skills by learning to code and drive Sphero BOLT Robots through an obstacle course designed using DUPLO blocks and baseplates. Build a course, test your code, then build again to add challenge to this activity!
  • 60-Second STEM Skills Showdown: This educational and entertaining stage presentation uses the concept of a competitive game show to present a variety of exciting science topics, all containing elements that kids can safely try at home. Audience members are selected to compete against the clock in a series of challenges which can be solved using STEM skills and concepts. By gamifying the learning experience, practicing STEM skills outside the classroom has never been more fun.
  • LUMO Play Games: Players will use their body as the game controller in these motion interactive games. High-tech cameras track body movements and turn those movements into game actions that are displayed on massive projections on the floor and walls. Players looking for more challenge can also try the digital ball wall interactive to incorporate another physical element into digital game play.

During your visit you can also check out over 220+ interactive exhibits, IMAX Dome and planetarium. Plan a trip to explore space, learn about engineering, watch physics in action on the Science Stage and more!

The Michigan Science Center is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10am to 4pm. Tickets are $18 for adults and $14 for children ages 2 to 15. Family memberships are $99 for a year and pays for itself with just two visits.

Enter to win a free General Admission for 2 adults and up to 6 household children up to age 18. Membership includes discounts on camps and reciprocal admission to more than 250 ASTC science centers through the ASTC Passport Program.