Michigan Science Center Nominated as Top Science Museum

Mi-Sci is one of 20 museums nominated for the honor. Public voting will pick the winner and is open until Feb. 13, 2023.
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Three museum guests exploring the Ames Room at the Michigan Science Center. // Photograph courtesy of the Michigan Science Center.

After coming in second last year, the Michigan Science Center is vying for the first-place position in USA Today’s 2023 10Best Competition for top science museum.

The annual 10Best Reader’s Choice awards rank different travel destinations throughout the country in categories such as food, lodging, travel destinations, travel gear and much more.


There are 20 finalists under the top science museum category this year, including Detroit’s science hub. These nominees were chosen by a panel of experts made up of USA Today editors, and relevant contributors.

“We are once again thrilled to be considered among the nation’s best science museums and hoping to win this year’s top spot,” Dr. Christian Greer, the president and CEO of Michigan Science Center said in a press release.

“At Mi-Sci we strive to put people at the center of science through engaging programs and exhibitions that make STEM learning fun. We appreciate the public’s incredible support during last year’s contest and are looking forward to having them rally behind us in 2023.”

Last year, Mi-Sci lost the top spot to the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, Ohio, but beat out other impressive museums including The Great Lakes Science Center of Cleveland.

This year, the museum aiming to beat out all the competition and are urging patrons to vote for them in USA Today’s public poll, which is how the publication picks the winners.

Voting is now open for anyone aged 18 and up. Voters can vote once a day until the polls close at 11:59 a.m. on Feb. 13, 2023.

Mi-Sci is just one of five Detroit museums and destinations that were nominated for the 10Best Reader’s Choice awards. Other nominees are the Detroit International RiverWalk for best riverwalk, Motown Museum for best music museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts for best art museum, and Campus Martius for best public square. (Click the links above to be taken directly to each voting page).

For more information, including how to cast your vote for the Michigan Science Center and the other Detroit destinations, visit 10best.com.

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