THE DASSAULT SYSTÈMES
Planetarium at the Detroit Science Center
presents "Black Holes." This three-dimensional journey explains what black
holes are, shows how they are formed and explores whether or not Earth could be
swallowed by one. Viewers will discover that nothing — not even light — can
escape the mysterious pull of black holes.
For show times,
visit www.detroitsciencecenter.org or call 313-577-8400. Detroit Science
Center, 5020 John R St., Detroit, Mich., 48202. Center is open Tuesday through
Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed
on Monday. Adults: $13.95; children (2-12) and seniors (60+): $11.95.
For more information, visit www.sciencedetroit.org/planet.html.
THE ALDEN B.
Dow Museum of Science and Art in Midland is featuring "Waterworks: Soak Up the
Science!" Visitors can make a rainbow, play water pinball, pilot a model
submarine, and learn about water cycles and transformations through the
adventures of "Walter the Water Molecule." Interactive exhibits show how to
harness the power of water and describe the importance of water's role in
Runs through April
25, 2010. Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, 1801 W. Saint Andrews Rd.,
Midland, Mich., 48640. Museum is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (through April 25); Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5
p.m.; closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Adults: $8; children (4-14): $5. Call
989-631-8250 or 800-523-7649.
For more information, visit www.mcfta.org.
IMPRESSION 5 IN Lansing is hosting "Your Spitting Image," a traveling exhibit devoted to
oral health. The exhibit not only promotes proper oral hygiene, it also
explores the fascinating world of forensic dentistry and the wonders of saliva.
Visitors discover how forensic scientists make identifications using dental
records and DNA samples collected from toothbrushes. Hands-on displays reveal
the remarkable properties of saliva. Visitors learn how much saliva humans
produce each day, peer through a magnifying glass at saliva molecules and
discover how saliva can be used as a diagnostic tool.
Runs through August 2010. Impression 5 Science Center, 200 Museum Dr.,
Lansing, Mich., 48933. Center is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Adults and children (5 and
up): $5; children under 5: pay your age; seniors: $4.50. AAA members receive
10 percent discount. Call 517-485-8116, ext. 32.
For more information, visit www.impression5.org/index.php.
THE CRANBROOK INSTITUTE
of Science and Cranbrook Art Museum present "Cape
Farewell: Art and Climate Change." In 2002, artists and scientists traveled on
a schooner to the Arctic. Cape Farewell features the results of this mission
with photography, video, installations and prints.
Runs through June
13, 2010. Cranbrook Institute of Science, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield
Hills, Mich., 48303. Institute is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday
from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Adults: $9.50; children (2-12) and seniors (65+):
$7.50. Call 248-645-3200.
For more information,