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Michigan Science Center offering free general admission on Earth Day

Posted: 3:39 AM, Apr 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-20 13:49:40Z
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DETROIT (WXYZ) — To celebrate Earth Day, the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) will offer free general admission on April 20, 2019 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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. 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, the world's second largest mobility supplier.

Space is limited and tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Free day pre-registration is available now at https://www.mi-sci.org/

Other Earth Day happening across metro Detroit on Saturday, April 20, include:

Earth Day Cleanup at Wolcott Mill Metropark Farm Center

Address: 65775 Wolcott Road, Ray

Phone: 586-752-5932

Time: 9 a.m.-noon

Cost: Free, $10/vehicle entry
Clean up the rubbish and debris that has collected over the cold winter months. Lunch and a free wagon ride will be provided afterward. Pre-registration recommended. Note: There is another cleanup 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Historic Center, located at 64162 Kunstman Road.

Earth Day Cleanup at Oakwoods Metropark

Address: 32911 Willow Road, New Boston

Phone: 734-782-3956

Time: 10 a.m.

Cost: Free, $10/vehicle entry
Volunteer to help keep Oakwoods beautiful and clean up the park after a long winter. A free lunch for volunteers will be provided. Registration required.

Green Day at the Belle Isle Nature Center in Detroit

Address: 176 Lakeside Drive, Detroit

Phone: 313-852-4056

Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: Free/admission, $11/recreation passport
Find eco-friendly crafts, games for kids, stories, zoo keeper talks, educational exhibits and more.

Earth Day Extravaganza at the Outdoor Adventure Center in Detroit

Address: 1801 Atwater St., Detroit

Phone: 844-622-6367

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Cost: Free with admission: $3/kids, $5/adults
Learn why it's important to take care of Earth and some of the changes that you can make to do so. Crafts and other activities too.