You are an essential element of building tomorrow’s leaders – today! A gift of just $10 can help a child experience the Michigan Science Center! MiSci is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Our Mission

Through an interactive approach to science with engaging, hands-on exhibits, shows and activities, MiSci strives to help launch the next generation of Michigan’s engineers, scientists and innovators, and significantly impact the cultural and economic renewal of Detroit and Michigan.

Donation Impact

“It would be impossible for us to fulfill our mission without the dedicated support of our volunteers, donors and partners. Your generous donations – of time, money and effort – truly keep the Michigan Science Center moving forward. From our members to our docents to our corporate donors, every contribution has been meaningful, impactful and tremendously appreciated.”

-CEO, Tonya M. Matthews, Ph.D. & Board of Directors Chair, Thomas G. Stephens, P.E.

Read more in our 2014 Annual Report.

General Operating Support

As one of the region’s leading educational and cultural institutions, the Michigan Science Center requires the support of individuals, corporations and foundations to fulfill our mission to provide outstanding informal science education. There are many ways you can help us, but the easiest is to give to the Michigan Science Center’s Annual Fund. These funds provide crucial operating support and allow your gift to be directed where it is most needed. Your gift, regardless of size, is greatly appreciated. Won’t you donate online now?

Be a Sponsor

Field Trips

Help inspire future generations of scientists, doctors and engineers by becoming one of our Sponsors of Science. The Sponsors of Science program allows businesses, organizations, foundations and individuals to underwrite group visits for children visiting the Michigan Science Center.

Your investment of $500 will provide a quality group visit experience for up to 50 children, or up to 25 children for a $250 investment. You may designate your sponsorship to support a field trip for a particular school, scout troop, Boys & Girls Club, YMCA or other child centered organization. If you prefer, the Science Center will allocate your gift to support other school groups and youth-serving organizations.

School Break Camps

When schools are on break, the Michigan Science Center is ready to educate and entertain with day-long and week-long camps. Camp content is designed according to age level to ensure a high quality experience. Donors can provide full or partial camperships to guarantee that all children can have a worthwhile camp experience.

Other Sponsor Opportunities

Donors can also support STEM experiences in a variety of other programs. Contact us to find out more.

Financial support is great and always appreciated. And, so is your time. Learn more.

There are many other opportunities to support the Science Center and we hope you will join us in our commitment to inspire children and their families to discover, explore and appreciate science, technology, engineering and math in a fun, dynamic learning environment. Find out how you can help, Contact the Development Department at 313.577.8400, ext. 432 or We would love to help you help us!