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Toyota Engineering 4D Theater

A recent $1.44 million dollar donation from Toyota Motor North America has transformed and upgraded the Toyota Engineering Theater (TET), a unique, 4D multi-media experience and will expand MiSci’s ability for distance learning.

Extreme Weather 4D

National Geographic’s Extreme Weather is now open at the Toyota Engineering Theater 4D Theater. MiSci features the world’s only 4D edition of the film in a custom 20-minute version. View trailer. View Educator Guide.

Discover the dynamic and complex forces shaping our planet—and the surprising connections that help us understand and adapt to our ever-changing weather.

Weather has always been one of the most dynamic and complex forces shaping our planet, but now it’s intensifying in varied and complex ways. Extreme Weather takes us to the frontlines where few have gone.

An image from Extreme Weather An image from Extreme Weather An image from the film Extreme Weather
Scientific instruments calculate the rate of melting of ice
above and below the water’s surface.
Air and water interact in a vast complex system. Ash from drought-sparked forest fires contributes to
increased melting of ice and snow.

4D Content

Upgrades to the Toyota Engineering 4D Theater include a state-of-the-art HD projection system with 3D viewing capabilities; enhanced space and lighting for a more immersive experience, and the creation of universally designed videos for 4D theaters. Additionally, MiSci will develop all new programming and educational initiatives for both teachers and students that will be utilized in conjunction with the theater as well as for distance learning that can be applied throughout the state of Michigan and beyond.