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Young Explorers

The Michigan Science Center’s Young Explorers Program invites our youngest scientists (ages 2-5, not yet enrolled in kindergarten) to dive into a range of STEM topics based on the theme of the week. These classes incorporate elements of literacy, social-emotional learning, play, pattern-recognition and improving motor skills to engage our guests in the world of science and design.

Program Details

Ticket price includes one child and one adult participant. General admission must be purchased separately. The adult participant may be a parent, grandparent, babysitter or any other adult excited about exploring with their Young Explorer. All classes include activities and crafts designed to be completed with the assistance of the caregiver.

Additional adults and children may not attend due to space constraints and program design. Infants may be brought, but are asked to be in a carrier so adult hands are free to assist their Young Explorer with activities.

Discounts are available for Mi-Sci members only. Consider purchasing a Family Membership today to enjoy discounts on Young Explorers and so much more!

Class Schedule and Descriptions

Dates Class Name Class Description
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Sunday, March 5, 2023
Week 1: Red is for Magnets
Magnets are like magic! Explorers will see how magnets push and pull on certain materials, then make a magnetic sculpture of their own.
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Sunday, March 19, 2023
Week 2: Orange is for Vegetables
Ever wonder how plants become the food we eat? Explorers will determine just what vegetables need to grow and learn some American Sign Language along the way.
Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Sunday, April 2, 2023
Week 3: Yellow is for Stars
Explorers will learn all about our nearest star: the Sun! Find out how the Sun makes life on Earth possible, while exploring its importance to other planets in our solar system.
Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Sunday, April 16, 2023
Week 4: Green is for Frogs
Amphibians have unique adaptations that help them live on land and in water. Explorers will discover what makes frogs unique (and potentially dangerous!).
Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Sunday, April 30, 2023
Week 5: Blue is for Water
Water may seem ordinary, but not to a scientist! Explorers will dive into chemistry experiments that all involve this seemingly simple liquid.
Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Sunday, May 14, 2023
Week 6: Pink is for Brains
Put on your thinking cap to explore how brains power all the things people do! Test all five senses and learn how brains let us perceive the world.
Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Sunday, May 28, 2023
Week 7: Gray is for Robots
Robots are everywhere! Find out how robots are designed to be helpful in our every day lives and how to spot them all around.
Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Sunday, June 11, 2023
Week 8: White is for Light
Light is all around us and helps us to see. With the help of some scientific tools, Explorers will bend light and find hidden colors!

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As we progress forward, together as a community, MiSci reminds everyone to continue practicing everyday preventive actions to help avoid illness. Learn more about what MiSci is doing to guests and employees safe.

In an effort to bring something new and immersive to you every day during this time, we have switched to a virtual presence as we work to safely open up the building for you, our MiSci family. Check out our ECHO Live program weekdays at 2:30 p.m. on our Facebook Page.