Michigan Science Center to Host Wild Weekend

Locals can attend the family-friendly event at no cost
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Wild Weekend events include a pet adoption day hosted by Michigan Humane. // Photograph courtesy of Michigan Humane

Learn about animals, find a new furry friend, and explore your connection to nature at the upcoming Wild Weekend. Taking place at the Michigan Science Center, the two-day event is free to the public.

On Nov. 13, the Detroit Zoological Society will host pop-up exhibits and a Science Stage Show on nature conservancy, wildlife preservation, and the Detroit Zoo’s work in the local community. Then from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 14, nonprofit animal shelter Michigan Humane will host a pet adoption day at the center. All weekend long, guests can also enjoy screenings of Backyard Wilderness, a film about the nature that can be found in your own backyard, in MiSci’s 4D theater. The event is supported by consulting agency Strategic Staffing Solutions.

“We appreciate the support of Strategic Staffing Solutions and our partners, Michigan Humane and The Detroit Zoological Society, for helping us host a free weekend that brings kids and families closer to animals and provides a chance for local pets to find their forever homes,” says Dr. Christian Greer, president and CEO of the Michigan Science Center, in a press release. “During our free Wild Weekend, we will highlight our connections to nature and the animals with whom we share this amazing planet.”

MiSci, located at 5020 John R St. in Detroit, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. While there is no cost for museum admission during Wild Weekend, guests must make reservations online. Masks are also required inside the center.

For more information, visit mi-sci.org.  

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