Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence at Michigan Science Center in Detroit

The temporary exhibit opens Sept. 24, 2016 and will be open for families to explore through Jan. 15, 2017.

Catching fireflies just might take on a whole new meaning for your kids after a visit to the Michigan Science Center’s newest temporary exhibit.

Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence, which opens Sept. 24, 2016, will introduce visitors to the many living things that produce light and answer all the “how” and “why” questions you’ve probably wondered about them.

The interactive new exhibit will demystify the light-up effect of fascinating creatures such as fireflies, jellyfish and glowworms.

“Travel through summer meadows and the deep sea to explore this incredible natural phenomenon,” the Michigan Science Center notes on its website about the upcoming exhibit. “What kinds of organisms do this? Where are they found? Why do they have this ability? Wander through other-worldly environments, experience the custom soundscape, and encounter amazing organisms.”

The exhibit, which will be offered at the Detroit museum until Jan. 15, 2017, is organized by the American Museum of Natural History in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of Nature and The Field Museum.

You can find more details about the exhibit on the Michigan Science Center website, including a video tour of the exhibit.

Creatures of Light admission pricing is $22 for adults and $19 for kids (free under 2), and it also includes general admission to the Michigan Science Center. Exhibit admission for members is $6 for adults and children (free under 2) and free for premium members.

The Michigan Science Center is located at 5020 John R St. in Detroit. Museum hours during the school year are as follows:

  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday-Friday
  • 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday
  • noon-6 p.m. Sunday
  • Closed Monday-Tuesday

Planning a visit to MiSci? Find out what else is offered for family fun here.

Don’t forget to visit the Metro Parent calendar for more information on Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence at the Michigan Science Center in Detroit.


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