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Michigan Science Center

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Fun, hands-on science center!

My boyfriend and I stopped here while chasing smashed pennies. The machine is located near the... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2018
Carrie H
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Great for younger kids

I've been to a lot of science museums, so I'm particular. This one is great for kids under 12-ish... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
John J
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Waterford, Michigan
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The Michigan Science Center (MiSci) is a unique, fun and dynamic hands-on museum, offering programs that inspire curious minds of all ages to discover, explore and appreciate science, technology and math in a fun, dynamic learning environment.
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

I'm a 44 yo woman who enjoys museums but I visited everything in this place and couldn't find any exhibits that were interesting to me. However, my 40 yo cousin and her kids 4 and 7 love the museum so much they bought memberships and...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

It was an amazing place! Easily spent 3 hrs in there - there was so much to do! I highly recommend the star show - our 4 year old loved it! Interactive activities were well developed and lots of interesting things to see and do!!!...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

We took our grandchildren (age 4,6) to Detroit science center, and spend an afternoon there. Saw four shows and lots of hands on exhibit. It is a wonderful place, parking is quite reasonable, right next to the museum. I guess it is a bit much...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2018

While visiting family in Detroit we were fortunate to visit here. There are so many wonderful exhibits that people of all ages can enjoy and learn from. We learned all about making cement, building bridges, boring tunnels, robots too. Wish we'd had more time. If...More

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Shannon M, Marketing Manager at Michigan Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Thanks for visiting and for sharing your feedback. We hope to see you again next time you're in town!

Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped here while chasing smashed pennies. The machine is located near the exit to the center, near the gift shop, so we had to pay admission in order to access the machine. We paid $14 per person, mostly because my bf...More

1  Thank Carrie H
Shannon M, Marketing Manager at Michigan Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Thanks for visiting! We like to say that we inspire curious minds of ALL ages! You may also want to check out our After Dark series. It's the third Thursday of every month and we're open from 6 - 9 p.m. just for ages 21+...More

Reviewed July 10, 2018

I've been to a lot of science museums, so I'm particular. This one is great for kids under 12-ish, like so many science museums are. The demonstrations are fun and the exhibits are generally interesting, although some need better upkeep. Worth the admission price if...More

Thank John J
Shannon M, Marketing Manager at Michigan Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Thank you for the great review - we like to say that we inspire curious minds of ALL ages! Be sure to visit us again soon.

Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

Conveniently next door to African American museum. Was here with school group. Very nice exhibits. Good nearby parking for tour coaches.

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Shannon M, Marketing Manager at Michigan Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to share your feedback. We look forward to seeing you at the science center again soon.

Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

While some of the exhibits were not fully functional (unsure of if this had something to do with admission being free or not) it was an interesting day at the Science Museum. Would highly recommend a trip for families with children.More

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Shannon M, Marketing Manager at Michigan Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Thank you for visiting us and for the feedback. We track the condition of all our exhibits and assign them for repair when necessary. We estimate that only about 6 out of 250+ exhibits are under repair at any given time. We hope you'll come...More

Reviewed January 18, 2018

Let me preface this by saying that we went on the 4th of July weekend, and the center was open for FREE that day, so it was packed. There's definitely a lot to do at the center, and in the 2+ hours we were there,...More

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Shannon M, other at Michigan Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2018

Talal - thanks for visiting us and for the review. Our free general admission days are definitely our busiest. There's always something new to experience at MiSci - we hope you'll come back and visit us soon.

Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

It's really amazing how interactive and interesting is everything, it's show really well how science is in each day by day activity, tell what is behind it and challenge the kids to try! Cannot be better! I was with a 7 years, 14 years and...More

1  Thank Beta J
Shannon M, Marketing Manager at Michigan Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2018

We look forward to having you as a member and we hope to see you back soon!

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Manny L
September 1, 2018|
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Response from Carrie H | Reviewed this property |
I believe we paid $14 per adult for just admission to the Center. If you want to see any of the shows, they offer packages for an additional cost.
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daiseegrl
January 27, 2018|
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Response from Shannon M | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest in the Michigan Science Center. We recommend about three hours for a visit.
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Connie B
August 26, 2016|
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Connie - we like to say that we inspire curious minds of all ages! Your children (and you) might enjoy our After Dark series - just for guests 21+. You can learn more on our website under the "Discover" tab. We hope to see... More
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