Michigan Science Center Kicks Off Fall With Cool STEM Events For Teachers, Students

ROYAL OAK – The Michigan Science Center is kicking off fall with a number of exciting activities and events for teachers, students and community members of all ages. MISci CEO Tonya Matthews provides all the details in this segment of M2 TechCast.

Super Sparks: All Access Program – Super Sparks optimizes the MiSci experience for children and adults with special needs. The program includes partnerships with access-oriented community organizations, specialized field trips, family days, and a community awareness celebration.

Super Sparks at MiSci will feature sensory friendly building and theatre modifications such as sounds down, lights up throughout the museum, educator and family visitor resources, a chill zone and respite room access, special tactile exhibits, and hands-on science demos to celebrate all learning styles and abilities.

  • We’re kicking off Super Sparks with a community celebration on October 14. This museum-wide event will celebrate special needs and educate the community about the role STEM plays in special education learning. It will feature hands-on demos and activities from our partner organizations, access to 250+ hands-on activities and exhibits and more.
  • On the second Tuesday of each month from Oct – June 2018, we’re hosting field trip days, which will feature adaptive planetarium shows, hands-on STEM fairs hosted by partner organizations, and teacher professional development webinars.
  • On the first Sunday of each month from Nov – June 2018, we’re opening our doors early from 10 am – noon exclusively for special needs families. This opportunity is included in the price of general admission and will feature adaptive shows, explainer demonstrations and more.

Invent: A Night at the Museum: On October 21 from 7 – 10 p.m., MiSci will celebrate innovators near and far, bring their inventions to life and encourage the inventor in all of us. Invent: A Night at the Museum is a family friendly event that’s full of fun. Guests can meet famous inventors who have changed the way we live, and experience 1001 Inventions. They will also have the opportunity to learn the chemistry behind perfume making and work with artisans from Pewabic pottery.

Call-to-Action: Tickets to Invent are limited and can be purchased at http://www.mi-sci.org/discover/invent/. Tickets for adults at $45 and $25 for children and include desserts and a cash bar.

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