Illuminating Display Comes to Michigan Science Center

A new exhibit features creatures that produce their own light.

What makes a firefly’s tail light up? A new exhibit at the Michigan Science Center explains how certain animals and plants produce their own light. Creatures of Light opens to the public September 24 at the museum in Midtown Detroit. The science center’s Visitor and Learning Engagement Director, Michelle Le Roy, tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller what bioluminescence is and what it does. Click on the audio player to hear the conversation.

WHAT: Creatures of Light

WHERE: Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R (at E. Warren), Detroit

WHEN: Exhibit opens to the public on Saturday, September 24, 2016

HOW MUCH: $22 for adults, $19 for ages 2-12, $6 for MiSci members, free for premium members (includes general admission; IMAX and Planetarium ticket packages available for a higher price)


Michigan Science Center



  • Pat Batcheller
    Pat Batcheller is a host and Senior News Editor for 101.9 WDET, presenting local news, traffic and weather updates during Morning Edition. He is an amateur musician.