Detroit, Mich., Sept. 27 , 2023 – The Michigan Science Center (Mi-Sci) is offering two fun evening events for families and adults in October to help visitors celebrate the fall with science. The evenings include First Friday Late Night Oct. 6 and the adults-only After Dark event Oct. 13. These unique nights promise a fusion of fun and learning, delivering unforgettable experiences wrapped in the enchantment of autumn.


“With the changing weather, children going back to school and the eerie mystery of Halloween upon us, it’s a great time of year to celebrate science,” said Dr. Christian Greer, Mi-Sci President and CEO. “Our team has created two amazing opportunities this month for people of all ages to embrace the fall season, learn a few things and have fun along the way.”


First Friday Late Night extends museum hours until 8 p.m., offering busy families an additional opportunity to enjoy Mi-Sci’s exhibits and theater shows. The evening will also include access to Mi-Sci’s latest, limited-time Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks exhibit, featuring 20 of the world’s most impressive buildings, intricately replicated in LEGOs. The event is included with general admission tickets.


Appropriately falling on Friday the 13th, After Dark will embrace Halloween with an eerie evening where science meets the supernatural. In addition to child-free access to the museum’s exhibits, the evening will feature a Stranger Things Laser Show, alchemically-inspired elixirs, music and the Reptarium reptile zoo. The event is 21+ and includes a free drink ticket. After Dark will take place from 6-11 p.m.; standard tickets are $48; member tickets are $35.


Tickets to both events are available at www.mi-sci.org. Mi-Sci is located at 5020 John R. Street in Midtown, Detroit and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday and until 8 p.m. the first Friday of every month.


About The Michigan Science Center

The Michigan Science Center (Mi-Sci) is a Smithsonian affiliate that inspires nearly 250,000 curious minds of all ages every year through STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) discovery, innovation and interactive education in Detroit and across Michigan. As a STEM hub, Mi-Sci focuses on developing and introducing expanded education programs, exhibits and initiatives to empower and enrich our children and community. Through their Traveling Science Program and distance learning initiative, ECHO Live!, Mi-Sci is expanding beyond its Detroit-based facility, with a goal of reaching all 83 counties of Michigan. With the Toyota Engineering 4D Theater, live science demonstrations, lab activities and 220+ interactive exhibits, there are dozens of ways to customize your Mi-Sci visit. The Michigan Science Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and does not receive funding from Detroit or the state of Michigan. For more information, please call 313.577.8400 or visit the website, Mi-Sci.org.