Young Explorers

Join us for a monthly play date in Kids Town just for children ages 2 – 5 and their caregivers. The Young Explorers program is held the first Wednesday of the month and the third Saturday of the month at 11 AM with stories, science-themed activities and socialization time.

MembersAdult with 1 Young Child$10
Non-Members*Adult with 1 Young Child$15
Additional Children (ages 2-5)$10 each

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*Michigan Science Center admission must be purchased separately for non-members.

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Become a member and save on the cost of  the Young Explorers Programs. Plus receive all of our other membership benefits. Learn more about our memberships here.

  • Program Capacity: 10 students. Pre-registration is required. See below for links

November - Animal Friends

We’ll meet some of MiSci’s animal friends and learn about the special powers that help them survive.


  • November 7, 2018 at 11 a.m. – Register
  • November 17, 2018 at 11 a.m. – Register

March - Amazing Body

Learn about how our bodies work and create a wearable model of inside our body to take home.


  • March 6, 2019 at 11 a.m. – Register
  • March 16, 2019 at 11 a.m. – Register

December - Patterns are Everywhere

Our story time will introduce us to patterns in nature. We’ll study different patterns and even create our own winter patterns!


  • December 5, 2018 at 11 a.m. – Register
  • December 15, 2018 at 11 a.m. –  Register

April - Build a Robot

Imagine what it would be like to have a robot friend. Would they help you clean up your toys, would the push you on the swing, or would they help your tie your shoes? Join us in imagining what your robot friend might do and look like.


  • April 3, 2019 at 11 a.m. – Register
  • April 20, 2019 at 11 a.m. – Register

January - Anyone can be an Inventor!

What can you make out of cardboard? Join us and learn about the process of invention and try it out for yourself! 


  • January 2, 2019 at 11 a.m. – Register
  • January 19, 2019 at 11 a.m. – Register

May - Up, Up and Away!

Learn all about rockets and how they take flight. We will share a story, test some rockets and build one to take home!


February - Amazing Automobiles

How will a car drive down a ramp that is smooth? How will it drive down a ramp that is rough? Join us at the Michigan Science Center to experiment and find out.


  • February 6, 2019 at 11 a.m. – Register
  • February 16, 2019 at 11 a.m. – Register

Two children plant flowers as they learn about nature
A little girl plays with the Bernoulli blower in Kids Town
A father and daughter complete a craft in Kids Town


Thank you for your purchase. We look forward to seeing you at MiSci soon.