DETROIT – To celebrate Earth Day, the Michigan Science Center will offer free general admission on April 20 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., sponsored by DENSO. The event will explore earth science with hands-on activities, exhibits and shows.

Free general admission includes access to more than 250 amazing hands-on exhibits, live stage shows, Spark!Lab from the Smithsonian, Kids Town gallery, STEM Playground, Space gallery and more. Earth Day activities will include stomp rockets, pocket solar system, static electricity and more.

“We’re excited to share our passion for science with the Metro Detroit community,” said Michigan Science Center Chief Learning Officer Cassie Byrd. “The Global Soundscapes film will be a great addition to our programming and is sure to inspire curious minds of all ages.”

The event also marks the grand opening of Global Soundscapes in the Toyota Engineering 4D Theater. Through giant screen images, surround sound, and live presentation, Global Soundscapes takes you on an ear-opening journey into the science of sound and the emerging field of soundscape ecology. All showings of Global Soundscapes will be free on April 20, courtesy of DENSO. Space is limited and tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis.

“Sustainability is one of our core values as we work to shape the future of transportation. We have a policy and action plan in place to resolve environmental and energy issues and conduct our business in harmony with nature,” said Kenichiro Ito, senior executive officer for DENSO Corporation and chief executive officer of DENSO’s North American Headquarters, located in Southfield. “We are happy to partner with MiSci to provide an interactive, accessible and educational experience that celebrates science and our planet.”

Free day pre-registration is available now at