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New Detroit Science Center

Identification

New Detroit Science Center
Detroit Science Center
280607

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
aluminum
ceramic tile
glass
stainless steel
curtain wall
modernism

Usages

museum
cinema wet laboratory

Facts

  • The Ferry Family Foundation donated $2.5 million to establish the Detroit Science Center, which occupied a small storefront.
  • The center underwent an extensive, $30 million renovation and expansion from July 2000 to July 2001, which added 40,000 square feet of new space.
  • The Detroit Science Center was closed in 1991 due to state funding cuts. To raise money to reopen, the institution rented out the center and sold an adjacent plot of land for the construction of the Dr. Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History securing a 1992 reopening of the Center.
  • The Science Center includes a domed IMAX theatre, a Dassault Systèmes Planetarium, Ford Learning Resource Center, the DTE Energy Sparks Theater, the DaimlerChrysler Science Stage, an 8,700 square-foot Science Hall for traveling exhibits, five exhibit laboratories, and a Special Events lobby.

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Location

5020 John R Street
201 East Warren Avenue
5020 John R Street
48202
University
Detroit
Michigan
U.S.A.

Technical Data

66.00 ft
66.00 ft
3
1
1976
1978
2001

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