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Detroit, Mich., May 8, 2023– To make science exploration accessible to everyone, regardless of their financial situation, the Michigan Science Center (Mi-Sci) continues to participate in several programs that provide reduced admission to patrons and this year has added WIC to the Museums for All program.

“In this challenging economy, many families are searching for smarter ways to socialize and have fun together while learning,” said Dr. Christian Greer, President and CEO of the Michigan Science Center. “Our science center, with its interactive exhibits, immersive theaters, and inspiring live demonstrations that put YOU at the center of science, is an exceptional value. We are pleased to provide multiple discounted admission options for those wanting to save on family outings.”

The following is a list of programs:

● Museums for All – An initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a federal agency based in Washington, DC, in partnership with the Association of Children’s Museums. When patrons show their SNAP EBT card and picture ID, general admission tickets are only $3/person for up to four people in their party. Beginning on May 1, the Michigan Science Center will include WIC card holders in our Museums for All participation. Currently, Museums for All admission rates can only be used in person.

● Bank of America: Museums on Us – Bank of America cardholders receive free general admission on the first full weekend of every month through the Museums on Us program. Cardholders must present a picture ID. Other members of the party must pay general admission. Discount is available in person only.

o June 3 and 4

o July 1 and 2

o August 6 and 7

o September 3 and 4

o October 1 and 2

o November 5 and 6

o December 3 and 4

● Blue Star Museums – a program that provides free admission to currently-serving U.S. military personnel and their families this summer. Blue Star Museums affords admission to those currently servng in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, and Space Force, members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), DD Form 1173-1 ID card or the Next Generation Uniformed Services (Real) ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum. The 2023 program will begin on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20, 2023, and end on Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2023. Find the list of participating museums at Blue Star Museums is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families, in collaboration with the Department of Defense and participating museums across America. Since proof of active military duty is required, discounts will only be offered for walk-in guests.

While Mi-Sci encourages guests to reserve tickets through its website at, some discounts are unavailable with website reservations. To ensure everyone has access, Mi-Sci holds some walk-up tickets in its inventory daily.

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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.