The event is free to the public thanks to the support of the Ford Motor Company Fund.

Detroit, Michigan, November 3, 2022 – The Michigan Science Center (Mi-Sci) will open its doors free of charge to the public on Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13, for a special Ford Free Play Learning Weekend. Mi-Sci will feature a variety of playful learning activities including Build the Change and special experiences at Spark!Lab and on the Science Stage. This event, sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Fund, is part of Mi-Sci’s participation in the Playful Learning Network and LEGO’s Learning Through Play initiative.

“We are grateful to the Ford Motor Company Fund for supporting a free weekend intended to increase access for children and families in our community and themed around the concept of learning through play,” said Dr. Christian Greer, President and CEO of the Michigan Science Center. . “In partnership with The LEGO Foundation, Mi-Sci regularly participates in a collaborative network of professionals, caregivers and organizations dedicated to elevating the value and impact of playful learning across the country and around the world. We want our local community to be included in this global movement.”

“Our future depends on our ability to create inspiring and engaging educational opportunities for the next generation,” said Ford Fund Manager Renee Godfrey. “Michigan Science Center creates those opportunities. It is a great place for students and families to explore how science and technology impact and improve our lives.”

While tickets are free, visitors are encouraged to make reservations in advance to attend Ford’s Free Playful Learning Weekend on November 12.the and 13the. Mi-Sci members will receive early access to the Level Up exhibit at 9 am both days. please visit www.mi-sci.org to make reservations, which will be available on Tuesday, November 8the. Business hours will be from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Ford Motor Company Fund

As the philanthropic arm of the automaker, Ford Motor Company Fund has been supporting local communities for more than 70 years. Working with nonprofit organizations, community partners and across the Ford network in the US and in 43 countries, Ford Fund provides resources and opportunities that promote racial equity and empower people to reach their full potential. Since 1949, Ford and the Ford Fund have invested more than $2.2 billion in initiatives that ensure basic needs are met, provide access to essential services, offer tools to develop new skill sets and open pathways to high-quality jobs. For more information visit www.fordfund.org or join us at @FordFund on Facebook, Instagram Y Twitter.

The Michigan Science Center (Mi-Sci) is a Smithsonian affiliate that inspires nearly 250,000 curious minds of all ages each year through discovery, innovation, and interactive STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education in Detroit and around the world. Michigan. As a STEM center, Mi-Sci focuses on developing and introducing expanded educational programs, exhibits, and initiatives to empower and enrich our children and community. Through our traveling science program and distance learning initiative, ECHO, we are expanding beyond our Detroit-based facility, with the goal of reaching all 83 counties in Michigan. With the Toyota Engineering 4D theater, live science demonstrations, lab activities, and more than 220 interactive exhibits, there are dozens of ways to customize your Mi-Sci visit. The Michigan Science Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and receives no funding from Detroit or the State of Michigan. For more information, call 313.577.8400 or visit the website, Mi-Sci.org.

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