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Saturday, October 7, 2017

1001 Inventions Michigan Science Center

Mom Among Chaos received free admission to the event. All opinions are 100% our own. This blog contains affiliate links.

Yesterday I was lucky enough to preview the fantastic new ‘1001 Inventions’ exhibit at the Michigan Science Center. Detroit is only the fourth location in the U.S. to be able to feature it, and it’s been out of the country for the last five years! I can’t wait to head back with my family and experience it again.


1001 Inventions is a wonderful and enlightening journey through a golden age of civilization from Spain to China starting in the 7th century. Visitors have a front row seat to learn about the exciting scientific and cultural achievements of men and women of various faiths and cultures and their contributions to our modern world during the golden age of Muslim Civilization.
 My favorites of the more than 60 displays within the exhibit were those with costumed actors/actresses portraying the real inventors who tell you about their discoveries and their life and answer any questions you may have. Who doesn’t love hands-on? Genuinely interactive is even better! I also really enjoyed reading the displays that included information about the real people behind the inventions, and especially, the medical discoveries. The exhibit is fun for children ages 7 or 8 and older. It primarily targets those of secondary school ages. It’s definitely enjoyable for adults as well.


The facts:
The 1001 Inventions exhibition is at the Michigan Science Center from its grand opening this Saturday (October 7, 2017) until January 7, 2018. The exhibit is open until 8pm every Wednesday starting October 18, with a different theme each week. Entry to the display is included with admission to the rest of the science center.
The Detroit Science Center is located at 5020 John R. Metered parking is available on Farnsworth, between Brush and John R. Admission is $10 unless there’s a special going on. Check out their website at http://www.mi-sci.org/


Becki Bayley, a guest blogger, loves Cherry Coke, zombies, and finding new and inventive places to hide her keys when she’s in the biggest hurry. She has been blogging in SE Michigan since March 2002 at SweetlyBSquared.com.