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WHAT: The Michigan Science Center is partnering with Concert of Colors Festival for a spectacular weekend of science, music, and fun. With the gracious support of our sponsor, Strategic Staffing Solutions, we are excited to offer two community free days during the festival on July 20th and 21st.


Guests will have an immersive experience where science and music converge to create a unique festival atmosphere along with specially curated demonstrations and shows that engage and entertain visitors of all ages.


The Concert of Colors Festival is a must-see FREE family-friendly event, with indoor and outdoor performances at metro Detroit’s cultural institutions.


Activities and science demonstrations include:

· Rainbow Paper project – Iridescence is abundant in nature and exemplifies its beauty. Guests will create their own iridescent piece and add it to a community art project, mimicking the feathers or scales of animals in the wild.

· Lava Lamps – Guests will explore the dangers of ocean acidification in this activity where pH will determine the color of a Lava Lamp.

· Cartesian Divers – Rising sea levels affect pressure underwater and how sea life can survive in their environment as will be demonstrated in this Cartesian Divers activity.

· Rainbow Rice sensory bin – To celebrate Concert of Colors, early learners will enjoy this neon sensory bin to explore the world of touch and light.

· Build the Change – Put your imagination skills to the test in this LEGO brick building challenge focused on finding sustainable solutions to environmental issues.

· Greening of Detroit: “Let’s Build Tree Equity Together” – Only on July 21st – The Greening of Detroit station will include an interactive project where participants can create their own leaves to add to Detroit’s Tree Canopy.


WHERE: The Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R St, Detroit, MI 48202


WHEN: Mi-Sci is located at 5020 John R. Street in Midtown, Detroit. During its Free Days, on July 20th and 21st, it is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Registration at is strongly recommended as these events often sell out.


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 their Traveling Science Program and distance learning initiative, ECHO Live!, Mi-Sci is expanding beyond its 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,

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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.