MICHIGAN SCIENCE CENTER EXTENDS HOURS MAY 5 Evening hours part of monthly “First Friday Late Nights”

WHAT: The Michigan Science Center’s next “First Friday Late Night” takes place on May 5, where the museum extends its closing time until 8 p.m. The extra hours offer visitors an opportunity to experience Mi-Sci’s exhibits and theater shows after hours. It’s ideal for families, date nights or anyone who otherwise can’t make it during traditional museum hours. It is part of an ongoing series that occurs the first Friday of each month.


Current exhibits and activities include:

· Level Up: An 8,000 square foot exhibit exploring the science of play, featuring a variety of analog and digital games. A highlight of the exhibit is “Electric Playhouse Travels,” three interactive light installations which will only be available at Mi-Sci until Memorial Day.

· Earth. Wind. Weather.: A 2,500 square-foot immersive exhibit with 10 hands-on experiences that put guests in control of some of nature’s most powerful, impressive and unpredictable phenomena.

· Theater:

o Dream Big: Engineering Our World (IMAX): From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, “Dream Big” celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world.

o Laser Beatles (IMAX): From their beginnings revolutionizing rock n roll, to their psychedelic era, this show visualizes the Beatles’ music with energy and beauty. It’s a dazzling light show for all ages!

o One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure (Planetarium): Join Big Bird and Elmo and their new friend Hu Hu Zhu as they explore the night sky and journey to the Moon and back!

o Live Science Stage Shows: Stage performers conduct exciting, interactive educational programs and presentations.


WHERE: The Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R St, Detroit, MI 48202


WHEN: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 5; the event re-occurs the first Friday of each month; future dates include: June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1.

DETAILS: Standard tickets are $18; youth under 15 and seniors 65+ are $14; Wayne State University students and children under 2 get in free. For additional information visit www.mi-sci.org.