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Detroit, Mich., July 17, 2023 – The Michigan Science Center’s (Mi-Sci) Early Child Learning Space has been expanded to include new activities for kids under the age of five. The enclosed Level 1 area is designed specifically for Mi-Sci’s youngest visitors and their caregivers to engage them with STEM concepts that stimulate their senses and foster developing minds.


“We want to inspire exploration, discovery, and a love of science for guests of all ages, including our youngest learners,” said Mi-Sci President and CEO Dr. Christian Greer. “Our new early learning space puts preschool-aged children at the center of science using engaging activities that stimulate young minds and introduce basic STEM concepts at age-appropriate levels.”


Some of the activities include building materials and interactive components that teach basic concepts of light and outer space. The Early Child Learning Space also features STEM Story Time with a weekly rotating book about science geared toward young children. STEM Story Time takes place at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays every week.


The space also hosts Mi-Sci’s Young Explorers program, a weekly series of themed classes designed for young children hosted on alternating Wednesdays and Sundays. These classes incorporate elements of literacy, social-emotional learning, play, pattern-recognition and improving motor skills to engage young children in the world of science and design. Recent themes have included lessons on magnets, water, the human brain and robots.


The Early Child Learning Space is included in Mi-Sci’s general admission tickets, available at Mi-Sci is located at 5020 John R. Street in Midtown, Detroit and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday and until 8 p.m. the first Friday of every month.


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.