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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

Free with paid general admission.

New Exhibit Coming Soon...

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

Public Hours

MON
CLOSED
TUE
9 AM - 4 PM
WED
9 AM - 4 PM
THU
9 AM - 8 PM
FRI
9 AM - 4 PM
SAT 
9 AM - 4 PM
SUN
1 PM - 5 PM
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.

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.