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The Detroit Science Center features hundreds of hands-on exhibits focusing on life, space and physical science. In addition, the Science Center offers themed learning environments for in-depth programs and demonstrations.
The Space Gallery, currently in development, features exhibits that correlate to two themes from the Michigan Curriculum Framework -- Content of the Universe and Scale of the Universe. Three telescopes positioned at varying heights will allow visitors to view a giant moon globe from across the Science Center and learn how astronomers use telescopes to study distant objects. Visitors can pedal a bicycle “at the speed of the space shuttle” to discover how long will it take to reach the moon, Mars and beyond and position each planet the correct scale distance from the sun. Visitors also can locate famous stars, view the newest images from the Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope, and contemplate the scope of a billion. Backlit images located on the exterior wall of the Dassault Systèmes Planetarium portray stunning pictures and the science of astronomical objects such as planets, nebula, galaxies and other objects. The first phase of the Space Gallery was created with the support of Congressman Joe Knollenberg and funding from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Phase II is currently in development.
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Cultural cultural
Astronomy astronomy
Science science
Childrens childrens
History history
Historical Museum historical+museum
Wheel Chair Access Yes
 
 
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Contact_name Science Center State Michigan
Company_name Detroit Science Center Sountry
Email info@sciencedetroit.org URL http://www.detroitsciencecenter.org
Address 5020 John R St Phone1 313.577.8400
City Detroit Phone2
Zip 48202 Fax
 

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