Museums For All, Bank Of America’s Museums On Us and Bluestar Museums

Detroit, Mich., July 8, 2022– To make science exploration accessible to everyone, regardless of their financial situation, the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) seeks to make the metro Detroit community aware that it is a participant in several programs that provide reduced admission to patrons.

“With rising inflation and fears of a slowing economy, local families are looking for smart, economical ways to have enjoyable experiences while learning,” said Dr. Christian Greer, president and CEO of the Michigan Science Center. “With interactive exhibits, immersive theaters, and engaging live demos that put YOU at the center of science, I believe we are an amazing value. We are pleased to offer several discounted admission options to those looking to save on family fun.”

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. This offer is valid in person only.
  • 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.
    • August 6 and 7
    • September 3 and 4
    • October 1 and 2
    • November 5 and 6
    • 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. The 2022 program runs through Labor Day, Sept. 5. Proof of active military duty is required (Geneva Convention common access card, DD1173, or DD1173-1). Family is defined as spouse, child, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc. An active duty member does not need to be present. The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps. Since proof of active military duty is required, discounts will only be offered for walk-in guests.

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

About the Michigan Science Center

The Michigan Science Center (MiSci) 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, MiSci 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 MiSci 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, Mi-Sci.org.

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