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About the Museum

VISION: Enriching the human spirit through science and art for visitors from around the world.
MISSION: The Museum provides a forum to engage the people of mid-Michigan in the constructive and creative expressions found in science and in art.

The Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art celebrates the visual arts and sciences by promoting individual participation, appreciation, education and expression. The hands-on Hall of Ideas, rotating Exhibitions in the galleries, Classes at the Museum School, Family Discovery Days, community Outreach Programs, Art Fairs and Special Events are all components in the Museum’s programming.

The Museum is centrally located inside Midland Center for the Arts and welcomes over 50,000 visitors and students annually. Explore 14,000 square feet of gallery space, including family-friendly interactive exhibits in the Hall of Ideas. Many of the Museum’s featured exhibitions are part of national or global tours and the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art may be their only stop in Michigan. Past exhibitions include: WaterWorks: Soak Up the Science!; Chinese Terracotta Warriors; Grossology; Lizards & Snakes Alive; A T Rex Named Sue; The Nature of Diamonds; Einstein; and Frank Lloyd Wright.

The Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art is an incorporated member group of Midland Center for the Arts, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.