ECHO Distance Learning


What's New

Join us for ECHO Live!

Starting March 17th, join us every week day at 2:30 PM Eastern as our educators present live science experiments from our Distance Learning studio. We’ll show off some of our biggest and most exciting large-scale science demos that you can tune into from home! Programs are broadcast live on the Michigan Science Center Facebook page and YouTube channel.


If your classroom uses Zoom, please click the link below to request connection information for one of our upcoming live shows.

Click here to request login information for an upcoming program!

What is ECHO?

An educator stands in front of a screen as she teaches a lesson remotely.

Visit the Michigan Science Center and join us for a great learning experience without leaving your classroom! Our new ECHO program brings live science demonstrations and activities directly to your students over the internet.


A 2018-2019 Pinnacle Award recipient, our videoconferencing programs allow you and your students to participate in highly interactive and fun learning in real time. No special hardware is required to bring a virtual visit to your classroom. A connection can be done with a computer, webcam, projector and high speed internet. All you need to do is click a link and the fun begins!



3rd – 8th Grade – What do vibrations look like in super-slow motion? What do sounds tell us about the health of our planet? Join us on an ear-opening journey into the science of sound and the emerging field of soundscape ecology.

Price: $150

Burn Boss Training

3rd – 5th Grade – Engineers use controlled fires to restore habitats for plants and animals. Work together to learn more about the habitats of endangered plants and animals in areas that need fires to thrive.

Price: $150

Custom ECHO Program

Children conduct an experiment in a labAll Ages – Would you like us to design a custom virtual science program for your class? Our ECHO team can facilitate programs on the physical, earth & space, or life science topic of your choice.

Price: Subject to Custom Pricing

Know Where it Grows

2nd – 4th Grade – Environmental conditions, such as weather, affect where and when plants grow. Together, we’ll design solutions to reduce the impacts of weather-related hazards on plants grown in a community garden.

Price: $150


K – 5th Grade – Jump knee-deep into our wintry virtual visit. Make fluffy snow and sparkling white slime! Learn the science behind all things frosty as we investigate states of matter. This seasonal program runs for a limited time – November – March.

Price: $150

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Virtual Classroom Visits

Virtual visits include:
• 45-minute interactive program
• Hands-on materials for 30 students shipped to your sclassroom
• Complimentary tech check prior to program

Contact our Team!

To make a reservation, or ask questions about a program, contact our Outreach team at 313.577.8400, ext. 474, or by emailing Virtual Visits should be booked at least four weeks in advance to ensure materials can be shipped to your location.  You can also visit the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration to book any of our programs online.

Traveling Science and ECHO are generously sponsored by