Wednesday, May 30, 2018

FREE ADMISSION to Michigan Science Center on 6/2 to celebrate Cool Jobs Program - RSVP REQUIRED

Guests will receive FREE access to the Michigan Science Center to discover “Cool Jobs”...

On June 2 and 3, programming from New York’s World Science Festival will make its debut at the Michigan Science Center. Now in its 11th year, the World Science Festival takes science out of the laboratory and into the streets, parks, museums, and galleries of cities around the world.

With support from Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, the Michigan Science Center will offer free general admission on June 2, including free access to a live stream event of the World Science Festival’s “Cool Jobs” program. 

Guests will meet scientists whose jobs often take them out of the lab, including a forensic scientist, a venomous snake-loving herpetologist, a NASA engineer who lands spacecraft on Mars, and inventors who are changing the future of sports. The program will be shown live from New York in the Toyota Engineering 4D Theater from 3-4 p.m. Seating is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Free general admission is available with pre-registration, which can be done at

Free general admission includes 250+ hands-on exhibits, live stage shows, Spark!Lab from the Smithsonian, Kids Town gallery, STEM Playground space and more. Planetarium and 4D theater tickets will be available for purchase.

“The Michigan Science Center is excited to explore these amazing science careers with our guests,” said Dr. Tonya Matthews, president and CEO of the Michigan Science Center. “We aim to make STEM accessible to everyone and to inspire curious minds of all ages.”

World Science Festival programming continues at the Michigan Science Center on June 3, 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Toyota Engineering 4D Theater. With paid general admission, guests will experience a live stream of the Flame Challenge program, a contest that challenges scientists all over the world to explain a basic scientific concept simply and clearly. Live from New York, this program will introduce viewers to the winners of the challenge who will present their award-winning entries. Paid general admission to the Michigan Science Center is $14 for adults and $11 for children. More information is available at

“Science can capture the imagination of students and open young eyes to the fascinating study of our world and worlds beyond,” said Farah Harb, Global Education Programs Analyst, Ford Motor Company Fund. “At Ford Fund, we support educational opportunities that include a ‘learning by doing’ component and believe the joy of discovery can spark an interest in scientific and technical career fields that will be the foundation of future jobs and improved prosperity in our communities.”



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