The Michigan Science Center in Detroit was recently named a top science museum in the county by USA TODAY readersThe center’s newest traveling exhibit, Above & Beyond, takes visitors through an aviation and outer space experience that includes opportunities to visit Mars virtually, fly like a bird, and build your own virtual plane.  

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“What I love about this exhibit is it does a little bit of everything,” President and CEO Christian Greer said. “For that person at home who’s an airplane enthusiast, they have the need for speed, they get a chance to be able to do that at the exhibit. You can design your own plane virtually, load it up to the computer and then hop in a cockpit and fly it.” 

The Michigan Science Center's "Above & Beyond" exhibit

A Michigan Science Center visitor takes flight in an interactive flight simulator. The simulator is part of the Michigan Science Center’s traveling exhibit “Above & Beyond.” | Photo by One Detroit

 In addition to interactive exhibits, the center has a 4D theatre, live stage shows, a planetarium and more to promote STEM. It is open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. One Detroit contributor Sarah Zientarski talked with Greer about the Above & Beyond exhibit and other interactive experiences visitors can find at the Michigan Science Center. 

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