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Young Explainers Project


The Explainer’s Project is a youth-employment program that provides Detroit teens practical work experience to support their future goals. Teen docents receive training to work at Mi-Sci, where they will interact with guests in exhibit spaces and through hands-on science activities. This program specifically addresses the needs of teens in Detroit who are looking for support to pursue a future STEM career and to gain relevant work experience. 

Cristo Rey Explainers

Explainers from Detroit Cristo Rey High School work at Mi-Sci through Cristo Rey’s Corporate Work Study Program


MI- Sci Explainers

Mi-Sci Explainers run hands-on STEM activities throughout the museum and in our Smithsonian Spark!Lab


Current Openings

We are not currently accepting applications for the Explainer’s Project. Please check back for information about our next application cycle. 



If you would like to get involved with the Explainer’s Project or have additional questions, please email

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