About Us

With live stage shows, an IMAX® Dome Theatre, a Planetarium, 250+ hands-on exhibits, lab activities, special exhibits and more, there are approximately two dozen ways to customize your MiSci visit. There’s more than you can see and do in a week!

Learn more about the Michigan Science Center and its mission with President and CEO Dr. Tonya Matthews.


The mission of the Michigan Science Center is to inspire curious minds of all ages to discover, explore and appreciate science, technology, engineering and math in a creative, dynamic learning environment.


We aspire to become a premier institution for informal science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning experiences in the state. We will achieve this by:

  • Using cutting edge technology to facilitate scientific learning and discovery.
  • Using principles of engineering, medicine, and other fields to connect to real world experiences and careers.
  • Utilizing unique, engaging exhibit, stage, theater, and educational offerings promoting areas and principles of science.
  • The effort of our exceptional staff.


Explore hands-on exhibits, gaze at the stars, discover new worlds in our IMAX® theatre, and take part in live stage shows. As Michigan’s STEM Hub, we inspire curious minds of all ages.



Learn more about the Michigan Science Center’s executive team and board members.


As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Michigan Science Center relies on the support of donors, sponsors, community partners and members.