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Although the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art continues to remain closed due to flood damage to our facility, we are bringing exciting and engaging pop-up exhibits in the Center's Brick Lobby and throughout the community, click here for more information.

The Intersection of Science & Art

The Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art celebrates the visual arts and sciences by promoting individual participation, appreciation, education and expression. The museum features a robust permanent exhibit of hands-on-galleries with exciting rotating exhibitions throughout the year.

Current Exhibitions

What's Certain About Uncertainty

APR 15 - MAY 29, 2021
in the Midland Center Brick Lobby
FREE to the Public

This exhibition features over 100 objects from Greater Michigan focusing on the pandemic that unleashed unparalleled consequences effecting economics, health care, and social norms across the globe. As the pandemic was gripping our nation, Midland, Michigan experienced a catastrophic flood that washed away the fabric of the community leaving behind devastation. However, this devastation was soon filled by the hope and inspiration of community members in order to rebuild what was lost, courageously moving forward thru the pandemic and flood by relying on our government, state, city, neighborhoods and friends. Visit this FREE exhibit at the Center to witness these stories of heroism.

Hands-On Exhibit Galleries

Hall of Ideas


Designed for toddlers through grade school students, our museum's three levels of permanent exhibits and special activities make science and art exploration a blast!

Discover everything from the evolution of civilization to interactive imagery captured millions of miles away on NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.

Spark!Lab® Smithsonian


Spark!Lab® incorporates traditional science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with art, museum, and creativity.

Facilitators will assist Spark!Lab visitors by employing inquiry-based learning techniques to help participants work through challenges, identify design solutions, and create their own unique inventions!

Science Stage Shows


Join us on Saturdays and Sundays for interactive shows like ‘Science of Sound’ as show how waves make music, along with ‘Magic of Electricity’ with hair-raising demonstrations using our Van de Graff generator. Show schedule varies, please see our daily show schedule during your visit.

Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art

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*Although the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art continues to remain closed due to flood damage to our facility, we are bringing exciting and engaging pop-up exhibits in the Center's Brick Lobby and throughout the community, click here for more information.

Adults | $10 

Ages 4 - 14 | $7
Ages 3 and under | FREE

Museum Members/ASTC Reciprocal | FREE
Senior & Military Discount | $1 off full admission

Hours may vary for special programming throughout the year. See our calendar to learn more.
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By having a Museum Membership you gain access to FREE or discounted admission to hundreds of Science Centers and History Museums all around the world. Be a member with us in Midland and experience benefits wherever you travel! 

More to Know

Camps

Camps

From the visual to performing arts, history, science and more. Discover a passion for kids PreK-8 with one of our camps!

First Timer's Guide

Here's useful information before your visit. We also have a children's go-to guide for families.
Museum Membership

Museum Membership

Members get perks! Explore our science, art and history exhibits and events year-round.
Parties

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your birthday with friends, science, art and history at the Center!

Directions to the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art

We are just a 2-hour drive from Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Traverse City, with easy access to US-10 and M-20.