Engineering isn’t all pocket protectors and dry formulas. The Detroit Science Center’s Toyota Engineering Theater is doing its best to dispel misconceptions about the profession through a multimedia experience designed to inspire and inform prospective engineers and the general public about the importance and excitement of a variety of engineering careers.
Through lights, music, animation and a fast-moving video on a 43-foot screen, visitors see how an engineer designed a whitewater rafting park, or a robotic moon rover. The new theatrical presentation is in keeping with the Science Center’s mission to become the premier engineering-focused museum in the nation.
Located in the heart of the city’s Cultural Center, the facility also boasts a state-of-the-art digital planetarium, a 67-foot wide IMAX Dome Theatre, and hands-on exhibits as well as live programs and demonstrations. Be sure to check out the center’s shows.
Kids can take a hands-on approach to interactive play, scientific discoveries, creativity and curiosity at a number of museums around the state including the following:
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