DEPTH Water Exhibit at the Michigan Science Center in Detroit

The temporary DEPTH water exhibit at the Michigan Science Center explores the importance of water and taking care of the planet, June 8-Aug. 17, 2019.

Image of a display from the DEPTH Water Exhibit
Photo by Heather Beardsley

Water has power to both give life and take it away. So what happens when clean water is gone? Get the answer to this question – and find out how important it is to take care of our waterways – at the temporary DEPTH water exhibit at the Michigan Science Center.

This special exhibit by the Michigan State University Science Gallery is on display June 8-Aug. 17, 2019 and explores both the devastating power of water and its intense beauty through more than two dozen displays by artists from around the world.

Among those displays is a piece that shows ways in which plastic harms the ocean, and another creates underwater explosions by separating molecules.

DEPTH also includes several special educational events including Shark! The Musical, which plays educates about different themes like gender and racial identity through the eyes of a shark – along with the Detroit Water Portrait Workshop during which participants can create a five-inch sculpture out of mud.

The DEPTH water exhibit is on display during regular Mi-Sci hours, which are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

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Admission to DEPTH must be reserved in advance. Reservations for admission to both the Michigan Science Center and DEPTH are free (donations welcome). Other admission packages that include planetarium and 4D theater shows run $6-$11.

For more information about the DEPTH water exhibit at the Michigan Science Center, or details about other family fun things to do this weekend, visit the Metro Parent calendar.

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