Live Shows & Demonstrations

Experience how our demonstrations, shows and programs bring science to life! Teachers: get GLCEs related to shows and demonstrations here.

Centennial Lab

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Centennial LabExperience hands-on demonstrations and activities for all ages in our Centennial Lab. Discover a variety of science topics with themed activities in chemistry, physics, engineering and technology.
Demonstration times vary depending on activity. Reservations not required.

Nutrition Kitchen

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Have fun with live cooking demonstrations and learn how to make eating healthy fun and interesting! Demonstration times vary depending on activity.

Toyota Engineering 4D Theater

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Enter the exciting world of engineering with a theater experience like no other. This immersive, multi-media theater will take you on an interactive journey into the world of real-life engineers. Our current show, Adrenaline, features fast-paced, heart-pumping action that will literally take you for a ride. Meet an Olympic kayaker who designed and built the world’s largest man-made whitewater rafting park; a NASA Jet Propulsion Lab engineer working on a six-legged robotic rover for the next moon mission; and a Toyota engineer who will take you off-road and on the race track as she designs an air delivery system for the Tundra full-size pickup truck. Audiences will be rocked in their seats, as wind blows and water spritzes throughout this one-of-a-kind show. Free with paid admission.

DTE Energy Sparks Theater

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Hair RaisingEnter our amazing Faraday cage and witness the incredible “hair-raising” Sparks Electricity Show! “Spark-tacular” performers demonstrate how electricity affects the world in all forms through electromagnets and static electricity, creating plasma and exploring different states of matter. Behold our shocking Tesla coil and the incredible exploding wire! Demonstrations last approximately 30 minutes. Free with paid admission.

Chrysler Science Stage

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Live, interactive shows make science fun! Join our stage performers as they conduct exciting educational programs and presentations! Show themes change on a regular basis and last approximately 30 minutes. Free with paid admission.

Live Science Show