Michigan Science Center’s Level Up Exhibit Takes Gaming to a Whole New Level

With video games, board games, virtual reality headsets and old-school arcade games, your kids are sure to have some fun.

The Michigan Science Center’s newest exhibit, Level Up, has had a refresh and it is sure to be a gamer’s favorite space.

Level Up is an 8,000-square-foot interactive installation with different game zones such as video games, analog games, virtual reality, arcade games and the Ames Room. The new elements of Level Up include a Sphero Obstacle Course, 60-Second STEM Skills Showdown and LUMO Play Games.

Quick details about Level Up

  • Address: Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R St., Detroit
  • Cost: Free w/museum admission: $18/adult, $14/ages 2-15, free/under 2

Level Up is open until Sunday, August 20, 2023.

These exhibits, located on the fourth floor of the Michigan Science Center, are open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays.

Tips for families when visiting the Michigan Science Center

  • If you have a SNAP EBT card and a picture ID, general admission tickets are only $3/person for up to four people in your group.
  • It is recommended that all guests (including members) make reservations ahead of time.
  • Make sure to use the restroom before heading up to the fourth floor, as there isn’t a restroom on that floor.
  • The center’s Early Child Learning Space has recently been expanded to include new activities for kids under 5. Find building materials and interactive components that teach basic concepts of light and outer space, STEM Story Time (2 p.m. on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday weekly), and the Young Explorers program that features weekly classes on alternating Wednesdays and Sundays that focus on literacy, social-emotional learning, play, pattern-recognition and motor skills.

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Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Metro Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring metro Detroit with her son.


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