Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous
Best for ages 6 – 14
Now – September 3, 2015
Discover your wild side! Video game technology will have visitors exploring the mysteries of paleontology in a completely interactive way! More…
“Be the Dinosaur” is a traveling exhibition from Eureka Exhibits.
Greater Michigan Art Exhibition (GMAE)
Now – September 11, 2015
One of Michigan’s few remaining all-state contemporary art competitions, the GMAE provides a forum for the most recent developments by Michigan artists, in gallery space particularly suited for the display of contemporary work.
Burnt Offerings: Stephen Sebald Drawings
Now – September 27, 2015
The 2014 GMAE award winner’s extremely detailed realist charcoal portrait drawings are recognized for excellence, precision and craftsmanship.
Supported by the Maxwell K. Pribil Memorial Trust administered by FirstMerit PrivateBank
Speed: Science in Motion
January 23 – May 1, 2016
Unravel the cutting-edge science and technology behind motor sports – from physics and engineering to human endurance and biology – through hands-on models and learning stations. Complete with pit lane, workshop, and physical testing environments!
Hall of Ideas
The Hall of Ideas is a permanent interactive exhibition comprised of three levels of colorful and engaging stations tracing the spiraling evolution of civilization of this region.
“This is a source of ideas to stimulate all ages to create and appreciate the facts and feelings of life.” ~ Alden B. Dow
Over 100 fish occupy our beautiful 450-gallon saltwater aquarium, delighting visitors of all ages. MCFTA and the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library have teamed up to research information about the tank and its inhabitants. Come discover facts about the fishes’ home regions, ecology, habitat, food, symbiotic relationships and more! Visit often, because our aquarium is an ever-changing learning experience!
Located near the Information Desk, the aquarium is free and open for public viewing during building hours.
Made possible through a generous donation from David and Patti Kepler of Midland.
While it had long been known that the Earth rotated, the introduction of the Foucault pendulum in 1851 was the first simple proof of the rotation in an easy-to-see experiment.
At Midland’s latitude of 43.6156 degrees, our Foucault Pendulum takes about a day and half to return to its original orientation.