Mi-Sci Nominated for 10 Best Science Museum by USA Today;

Public voting available until Feb 13

Detroit, Mich., Jan. 18, 2023 – After ranking second in USA Today’s annual 10Best Competition for top science museum, the Michigan Science Center (Mi-Sci) is once again vying to win. This year, Mi-Sci is one of 20 museums nominated, chosen by a panel of experts made of editors from both USA TODAY and 10Best.com, plus relevant expert contributors and others.

The top 10 science museums will be determined by the public. Polls opened yesterday and will continue until Feb. 13 at 11:59 am Voters must be 18 and up and can vote once a day until the contest closes.

“We are once again thrilled to be considered among the nation’s best science museums and hoping to win this year’s top spot,” said Dr. Christian Greer, President and CEO. “At Mi-Sci we strive to put people at the center of science through engaging programs and exhibitions that make STEM learning fun. We appreciate the public’s incredible support during last year’s contest and are looking forward to having them rally behind us in 2023.”

Last year, Mi-Sci ranked only behind The Center of Science and Industry in Columbus and ahead of The Great Lakes Science Center of Cleveland. This year, Mi-Sci is honored to be one of five Detroit destinations up for awards in their respective 10Best categories. The other four are the Detroit International RiverWalk for Best Riverwalk, the Motown Museum for Best Music Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts for Best Art Museum and Campus Martius for Best Public Square.

The annual 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards rank travel destinations throughout the country, with categories covering food, lodging, destinations, travel gear and more.

To vote, visit https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-science-museum-2023/

About The Michigan Science Center

The Michigan Science Center (Mi-Sci) is a Smithsonian affiliate that inspires nearly 250,000 curious minds of all ages every year through STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) discovery, innovation and interactive education in Detroit and across Michigan. As a STEM hub, Mi-Sci focuses on developing and introducing expanded education programs, exhibits and initiatives to empower and enrich our children and community. Through our Traveling Science Program and distance learning initiative, ECHO, we are expanding beyond our Detroit-based facility, with a goal of reaching all 83 counties of Michigan. With the Toyota Engineering 4D Theater, live science demonstrations, lab activities and 220+ interactive exhibits, there are dozens of ways to customize your Mi-Sci visit. The Michigan Science Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and does not receive funding from Detroit or the state of Michigan. For more information, please call 313.577.8400 or visit the website, Mi-Sci.org.

About USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

The 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest launches new categories every other Monday at noon, revealing each category’s 20 nominees. After 4 weeks of voting, the contest closes on the 28th day at noon. On the Friday after voting ends, winners are revealed. Rules allow the public the right to vote online for one nominee per category, per day.

Nominees for all categories are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from 10Best.com; relevant expert contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. The nomination panel for each award category is displayed on its associated contest page. All voting is digital and the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest is accessible on the 10Best.com website.

While the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest lives on 10Best.com – a standalone travel media site – it is promoted across USA TODAY Travel Media Group’s digital and mobile products, as well as via social media. Nominees are also announced and/or promoted across relevant USA TODAY departments, and through Gannett media outlets.

10Best.com provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the US and around the world. The core of the site’s uniqueness is its team of local travel experts: a well-traveled and well-educated group who are not only experts in their fields – and their cities – but discriminating in their tastes. These local experts live in the city they write about so the content is constantly updated. 10Best.com averages 5 million visitors per month. It was acquired by USA TODAY in January of 2013.


USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in 1982, USA TODAY’s mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation. Through its unique visual storytelling, USA TODAY delivers high-quality and engaging content across print, digital, social and video platforms. An innovator of news and information, USA TODAY reflects the pulse of the nation and serves as the host of the American conversation — today, tomorrow and for decades to follow. USA TODAY, the nation’s number one newspaper in print circulation with an average of more than 1.6 million daily, and USATODAY.com, an award-winning newspaper website launched in 1995, reach a combined 6.6 million readers daily. USA TODAY is a leader in mobile applications with more than 16 million downloads on mobile devices. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).

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More than 700 businesses are represented in Visit Detroit’s membership. Visit Detroit was founded in 1896 as the world’s first convention and visitors bureau. visitdetroit.com

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