DETROIT – The Michigan Science Center is hosting Ford Fun Free Days,  offering four free general admission days over the next year as well as supporting the STEMinista Project as a Genius Level sponsor.

“A good education focused on technical skills is essential for future innovation in business and increased prosperity for our communities,” said Yisel Cabrera, community relations manager, Ford Motor Company Fund.  “By opening more doors to STEM, Ford is confident more students will be drawn to science and technology not only because it is fascinating, but also because it’s a lot of fun.”

Patrons who visit MiSci on the following Ford Fun Free Days will receive free general admission:

·       In honor of Independence Day – Monday, July 4th 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

·       Back to school celebration and teacher appreciation  – Saturday, August 13th 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

·       In honor of Veteran’s Day – Friday, November 11th 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.

·       In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Monday, January 15th 2017 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

“Our mission at MiSci is to spark interest and imagination in STEM,” says Tonya Matthews, the Michigan Science Center president and CEO.: “Every year we inspire nearly 300,000 curious minds of all ages and Ford’s sponsorship allows even more visitors to experience STEM through hands-on exhibits, live shows and interactive education.”

Additionally, Ford is a Genius Level sponsor of the STEMinista Project, which is an initiative designed to increase the confidence, skill set and pursuit of STEM fields in 4th– 8th grade girls. Ford is committed to the success of the project and shares MiSci’s goal to defy statistics, and raise expectations and interest in STEM among girls. Ford underwrote STEMinista Saturday Workshops and STEMinista Hack-a-Thon. Additionally, they supported STEMinista Summer Camps, reducing the cost per camper and providing the opportunity for full scholarships.

Visit the MiSci website for a full list of STEMinista programing.