New Exhibition at Michigan Science Center Reveals Untold Stories of Innovation

1001 Inventions: Untold Stories from a Golden Age of Innovation opens at the Michigan Science Center on Oct. 7.

“1001 Inventions is delighted to launch at the Michigan Science Center,” said Ahmed Salim, co-founder and director of 1001 Inventions. “This is an exciting, myth-busting exhibition.”

This fall, the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) is celebrating untold stories of innovation – 1,000 years of innovation to be exact! The award-winning exhibition, 1001 Inventions: Untold Stories from a Golden Age of Innovation, will open on Saturday, October 7.

The exhibition will return to the United States after an absence of five years, making Detroit the fourth U.S. location to host this experience. Previous U.S. locations included New York, California and Washington, D.C. 1001 Inventions features a diverse range of engaging and educational experiences to reveal groundbreaking achievements stretching from Spain to China during a period often referred to as the “Dark Ages” in Europe.

Through more than 60 exhibits, short films, live science shows, hands-on workshops and learning resources, MiSci visitors will be introduced to the Golden Age of Science in Muslim Civilization and the achievements of both women and men of different cultures and faiths during the period leading up to the European Renaissance. These innovations built upon the knowledge of ancient civilizations and offered breakthroughs that still influence our world today.

“The pace of technological innovation has accelerated rapidly during the last century, and there is a strong case to be made that the Detroit area is one of the current epicenters of innovation,” said Dr. Tonya Matthews, Michigan Science Center president and CEO. “The things that give us all pride in our city – hard work, curiosity, diversity, and the drive to go beyond our own expectations – were also hallmarks of the successes of Muslim Civilization during the Golden Age. We are honored to host this award-winning exhibition and hope it inspires all children and all communities to be curious and to discover and explore careers in STEM.”

“1001 Inventions is delighted to launch at the Michigan Science Center,” said Ahmed Salim, co-founder and director of 1001 Inventions. “This…

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