Temporary Exhibitions

Toytopia: Opening October 17!

Discover the science of play with some of the world’s most iconic toys, including a giant LEGO wall, a life-sized doll house, classic arcade games, an over-sized Etch-a-Sketch and more!


A T. rex named Sue: Opening this October!

Don’t miss this replica of the world’s most complete T. rex skeleton, on loan from Chicago’s field museum! This casting is 42 feet long and 12 feet high and the exhibit includes interactive stations about dinosaurs and paleontology. Included with general admission.


Robot Lab: Closing September 6

Learn the basics of computer language, manipulate a Finch robot, and discover the field of robotics in this new experience supported by Quicken Loans. Learn more.

Nano: Now Open!

The Nano exhibit engages audiences in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. Hands-on activities present the basics of nanoscience and engineering, introduce real world applications, and explore the societal and ethical implications of this new technology. Learn more.  Educator guide.


Penguins: A Photographic Exhibition: Closing September 6!

We’ve partnered with the Detroit Zoo to offer Penguins: A Photographic Exhibition, featuring the photographs of J.J. L’Heureux at the Detroit Zoo’s Ford Education Center July 11 – September 6.

Picture4 Picture3