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Admission

  • All guests, including Members, will have to pre-reserve their visit online.
  • Guests who have symptoms of infectious illness, who have been exposed to someone who has confirmed or suspected COVID-19 within the past 14 days, who in the past 14 days have visited a location confirmed to be a source of COVID-19 outbreak during that time, guests who have a body temperature of 100.4 or higher, guests who have unexplained or abnormal coughing or sneezing, or guests who believe they may be carrying or ill with COVID-19 should not visit the Michigan Science Center.
  • All guests must comply with State of Michigan regulations for wearing face coverings while indoors.
  • Groups of non-cohabitating persons must comply with State of Michigan regulations for physical distancing of at least six feet.
  • For sanitary reasons there is temporarily no food or beverage service, and no drinking fountains available, in the Science Center. Guests are asked to consume any personal foods or beverages prior to entering the facility.
  • Sanitizer and hand-washing locations will be available throughout the facility.
  • Due to COVID-19, we are a cashless institution.

Visit

  • All guests, including Members, will have to pre-reserve their visit online.
  • Guests who have symptoms of infectious illness, who have been exposed to someone who has confirmed or suspected COVID-19 within the past 14 days, who in the past 14 days have visited a location confirmed to be a source of COVID-19 outbreak during that time, guests who have a body temperature of 100.4 or higher, guests who have unexplained or abnormal coughing or sneezing, or guests who believe they may be carrying or ill with COVID-19 should not visit the Michigan Science Center.
  • All guests must comply with State of Michigan regulations for wearing face coverings while indoors.
  • Groups of non-cohabitating persons must comply with State of Michigan regulations for physical distancing of at least six feet.
  • For sanitary reasons there is temporarily no food or beverage service, and no drinking fountains available, in the Science Center. Guests are asked to consume any personal foods or beverages prior to entering the facility.
  • Sanitizer and hand-washing locations will be available throughout the facility.
  • Due to COVID-19, we are a cashless institution.

Hours

DaysHours
Monday – WednesdayClosed
Thursday – Sunday10 AM - 4 PM

Directions

Best Travel Route

From I-75 South: Exit Warren Avenue (53A) and turn right onto Warren (0.3 miles). Turn right onto Brush Street (0.1 miles), then left onto Farnsworth Street (0.1 miles). Turn left onto John R Street (0.04 miles) and turn left in the MiSci parking lot. If parking lot is full, street parking is available as well as paid parking in several public lots (see Nearby Parking below). Valet parking is available on weekends for $10 ($5 for MiSci members – limit one vehicle per member family per visit).

From I-75 North: Exit Warren Avenue (53A) and take the second left onto Warren Avenue (0.3 miles). Turn right onto Brush Street (0.1 miles) and turn right onto Farnsworth Street (0.1 miles). Turn left onto John R Street (0.04 miles) and turn left in the MiSci parking lot. If parking lot is full, street parking is available as well as paid parking in several public lots (see Nearby Parking below). Valet parking is available on weekends for $10 ($5 for MiSci members – limit one vehicle per member family per visit).

MICHIGAN SCIENCE CENTER, 5020 JOHN R STREET, DETROIT, MI 48202

We are located on John R Street at Warren Avenue, between the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

MEMBERSHIPS

Michigan Science Center membership is a great way to make science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) accessible and fun for your family while supporting STEM education in our community. Membership typically pays for itself in just a few visits and provides you with free general admission for a year, discounted or complimentary tickets to our theaters, free access to other science centers around the world, invitations to exclusive events, discounts and more!

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

The Michigan Science Center is located in Midtown Detroit’s cultural center, a beautiful area of the city with other cultural icons like the Detroit Institute of Arts and Wayne State University.
The Detroit Convention and Visitors Bureau’s website, is an excellent resource for information on local hotels, restaurants and attractions in the Metro Detroit area.

WAYS TO SAVE

USE THESE RESOURCES TO SAVE ON YOUR NEXT VISIT.

  • 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 picture ID. Other members in the party must pay. Visit the Museums on Us program website for complete details.
    • 2020 Museums on Us Weekends are: Jan. 4-5, Feb. 1-2, March 7-8, April 4-5, May 2-3, June 6-7, July 4-5, Aug. 1-2, Sept. 5-6, Oct. 3-4, Nov. 7-8 and Dec. 5-6.

  • We are proud to participate in Museums for All program. By showing your SNAP EBT card and picture ID, the Michigan Science Center will extend reduced admission to the cardholder and additional members in party.

 

  • Using the D Discount Pass, buy one admission, get one of equal or lesser value. Limit one free admission per transaction. Available in person only.
  • Check out a Michigan Activities Pass from your local library and receive $3 off general admission. One pass required per discount offered. Available in person only.
  • Purchase a MiSci membership! There’s so much to do at the Michigan Science Center, you will need more than one visit to experience it all. We proudly offer discounts on memberships to active military and educators.
  • Present your educator or active military personnel I.D. and take 20 percent off regular membership rates when joining or renewing in-person.

Amenities

Accessibility

The Michigan Science Center is accessible to visitors with disabilities. Elevators and ramps serve all public areas. Traditional wheelchairs are available at no cost with photo I.D.