Directions & Maps

Michigan Science Center

5020 John R Street, Detroit, MI 48202

The Michigan Science Center is easy to find! We are on John R Street at Warren Avenue, between the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.


Click on the Directions link on the map above to see routes and check travel time.

I-94 ramp closures for bridge work [Now – October 30, 2015]

Note to I-94 traffic: John R/Woodward ramps, east and west will be closed until October 30, 2015 for MDOT I-94 bridge work. Alternative routes advised. I-75 is the suggested detour during demolition. For further details click here for I-94 update and also visit

For other construction updates and possible detours, please go to

Building Map

Check out our building’s layout before you arrive here.

Nearby Parking

Midtown Detroit, the cultural center surrounding the Michigan Science Center, offers many parking options for museum goers. Choose from these nearby parking lots and facilities when visiting the Michigan Science Center. Hours and rates vary by location. Rates subject to change.

  1. Michigan Science Center Lot
    Enter on John R Street
    Free. Limited availability
  2. WSU Lot (Parking Structure #3) (aka Rackham Garage)
    Enter at westbound Warren, between John R & Woodward
    Mon-Fri, 6:30 a.m. – 10:45 p.m.
    $7 per day
  3. Cultural Center Lot
    Enter on John R, between Frederick and Farnsworth
    Open Mon-Thu, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Fri, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sat, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sun, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    $7 per day
  4. WSU Lot (Parking Structure #6) (aka Welcome Center Garage)
    Enter at Putnam, between Cass and Woodward
    Mon-Fri, 6:30 a.m. – midnight
    $7.50 per day