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Mi-Sci Nominated for 10Best Science Museum by USA Today;

Public voting available until Feb. 12


Detroit, Mich., Jan. 15, 2024 – After ranking second in 2022 and third in 2023 in USA Today’s annual 10Best Competition for top science museum, the Michigan Science Center (Mi-Sci) is once again vying to win. This year, Mi-Sci is one of 20 museums nominated, chosen by a panel of editors from both USA TODAY and, plus relevant expert contributors and others.


The top 10 science museums will be determined by the public. Polls opened today and will continue until Feb. 12 at 11:59 a.m. Voters must be 18 and up and can vote once a day until the contest closes.


“It’s an honor to be recognized once again in USA Today’s prestigious 10Best Competition. Being consistently ranked among the top science museums nationally reflects our unwavering commitment to excellence in STEM engagement,” said Dr. Christian Greer, president and CEO. “This is our fourth consecutive nomination, and we are eager to demonstrate what sets us apart. Our popularity has continued to grow, not just due to our interactive exhibits and dynamic programs but also because of our amazing team. This year, we’re counting on support from our local community and our fans across the country to help us reach the number one spot in 2024.”


The annual 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards rank travel destinations throughout the country, with categories covering food, lodging, destinations, travel gear and more.

To vote, visit


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 our Traveling Science Program and distance learning initiative, ECHO, we are expanding beyond our 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,


About USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

The USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards highlight the best of the best in contests covering categories such as destinations, food and drink, hotels, and things to do. Nominees in all categories are submitted by a panel of experts. The final set of nominees are selected by 10Best editors before being presented to the public. Readers can vote once per category, per day. We launch new contests every Monday at noon ET. After four weeks of voting, each contest closes, and we announce winners the following Friday.



USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in 1982, USA TODAY’s mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation. Through its unique visual storytelling, USA TODAY delivers high-quality and engaging content across print, digital, social and video platforms. An innovator of news and information, USA TODAY reflects the pulse of the nation and serves as the host of the American conversation — today, tomorrow and for decades to follow. USA TODAY, the nation’s number one newspaper in print circulation with an average of more than 1.6 million daily, and, an award-winning newspaper website launched in 1995, reach a combined 6.6 million readers daily. USA TODAY is a leader in mobile applications with more than 16 million downloads on mobile devices. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).

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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.