Located on the corner of Warren Ave. and John R St. in Midtown, the Michigan Science Center is one of several nonprofit organizations in Detroit’s cultural district. With live stage shows, an IMAX® Dome, a 4D theater, a Planetarium, an 8,700 square foot special exhibit hall, and 200+ hands-on exhibits, the Science Center has a lot to offer children and adults alike.
Affectionately known as MiSci, we pride ourselves on being a STEM engagement hub where discovery learning and interactive participation meet. Our exhibits, programs and science shows explore various topics in STEM and promote literacy and understanding of the natural world and the built environment.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, MiSci relies on the generous support of donors, sponsors, community partners and members.
Our strategy is to develop innovative ways to ignite a learner’s natural curiosity. With a creative blend of onsite, offsite and online experiences, we invite curious minds of all ages to ask questions and seek answers through active participation in the process of science.
Although our interactive exhibits and immersive theaters are core elements of our overall value to guests, we also believe in the power of personalization in creating relevant and meaningful learning opportunities regardless of your background or level of experience in STEM. With our live stage shows, pop-up pocket demonstrations and distance-learning programs, we put YOU at the Center of Science, allowing you to discover for yourself.
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Board of Directors
Thomas Stephens, Chair | General Motors (retired)
Jacqueline Dedo, Vice Chair | Aware Mobility LLC
Thomas MacFarlane, Secretary | Clark Hill PLC
Orlando Bustos, Treasurer | Blue Sea Advisors LLC
Steve Ambrose | DTE
Christine Barman | New Shore, LLC
Joseph Bennett | ITC Holdings Corporation
Micky Bly | FCA Group
Denise Carlson | DENSO North American
Patrick Conroy | Penske Corporation
Bill Foy | Amazon Web Services
Jody Ingle | Industrial Design Society of America
Gregory Ioanidis | ITC Holdings (former)
Jeff Lambert | Magna Seating
Bob Lee | FCA (retired)
Don Manvel | AVL North America, Inc.
Steven Markevich | Axalta Coating Systems
Roger Meyers | Bush Seyferth & Paige, PLLC
Jill Miller | Society of Automotive Engineers (former)
Shelly Otenbaker | WayPoint Marketing Communications
Glenda Price, Ph.D. | Detroit Public Schools Foundation (retired)
Dave Sawin | Toyota Engineering & Manufacturing
Mark Snyder | Nissan North America
Tom Szczepanski | Angels’ Place
Ken Washington | Ford Motor Company
Eileen Weiser | State Board of Education