The Michigan Science Center’s “After Dark” Returns April 15 with “World Space Party” Theme

March 22, 2023

Detroit, Mich., March 21, 2023– The Michigan Science Center’s “After Dark “event returns April 15 with a “World Space Party” theme. The evening features adults-only access to the museum, plus music, food, drinks, science demonstrations and a Laser Lizzo light show.

The evening will feature two special speakers on the Science Stage:

Mi-Sci’s Staff Astronomer and NASA/JPL Volunteer Solar System Ambassador, Paulette Epstein, will make a presentation about the James Webb Space Telescope and its research.

Traveling to distant worlds has long been a dream of us earthbound humans, and incredible advances in technology mean humans will likely walk on Mars in the next few decades. The only limit is our imagination. Join professor and science communicator Michael McConville for a look at all the ways that space can kill us — from the dramatic to the mundane — and how scientists are trying to ensure that humans truly become an interplanetary species.

The Tom Everett Experience will provide music for the evening, paired with drinks from the Lacy’s Mobile Libations bar cart.

Tickets include access to the museum, activities, the laser show and one complimentary drink.

Please find details below:

WHO: Michigan Science Center

WHAT: After Dark: World Space Party

WHEN: 6 – 11 p.m., Saturday, April 15, 2023

WHERE: Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R St, Detroit, MI 48202

COST: $35 for members, $48 for members

ADDITIONAL: Guests must be 21+ with ID to enter; tickets and more information are available at

About The Michigan Science Center

The Michigan Science Center (MiSci) is a Smithsonian affiliate that inspires nearly 250,000 curious minds of all ages every year through STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) discovery, innovation and interactive education in Detroit and across Michigan. As a STEM hub, MiSci focuses on developing and introducing expanded education programs, exhibits and initiatives to empower and enrich our children and community. Through their Traveling Science Program and distance learning initiative, ECHO Live!, MiSci is expanding beyond its Detroit-based facility, with a goal of reaching all 83 counties of Michigan. With the Toyota Engineering 4D Theater, live science demonstrations, lab activities and 220+ interactive exhibits, there are dozens of ways to customize your MiSci visit. The Michigan Science Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and does not receive funding from Detroit or the state of Michigan. For more information, please call 313.577.8400 or visit the website,

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More than 700 businesses are represented in Visit Detroit’s membership. Visit Detroit was founded in 1896 as the world’s first convention and visitors bureau.


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