• Date/time: March 11th, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Our climate is changing: It’s a STEAMy Winter. And, we are innovating: Detroit Public Schools Community District and a host of extraordinary partners want to ensure our students’ minds are actively engaged all week long! FREE, FUN and ENGAGING family winter academic events.

To sign up go to detroitk12.org/enroll

DPS S.T.E.A.M.y Winter Events

Source: DPS / iOne

Want to…

Attend classes and get to know the business with the industry-professional musicians… from Detroit?

Experience a love-in with nature… on Belle Isle?

Have a starry winter night on a farm… in the city?

Take your student-designed robots… on Ice?


Interact up-close with professional orchestra members, and instruments?

Be among the very first to see the new Dream Big IMAX movie?

Participate in agriculture arts?

There’s more…

Meet the scientists… investigate science behind art…see a small-scale opera.

Dream up Detroit’s next architectural gem.

Only D.P.S.C.D students and prospective students of have all these opportunities to take project-based, STEAM learning beyond the classroom, and beyond the school day. S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.

Click to Learn More at detroitk12.org

S.T.E.A.M.y Events

*Belle Isle Nature Center

176 Lakeside Drive, Detroit, 48207

Family-Friendly Birds and Bees Event

Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Free Public event

Family-friendly Valentine’s event on “love” in nature with music, photography, bird seed and “bee mine” crafts and zookeeper talks on bird conservation & U.S. Forest Service. Nature Ambassador Joe Reilly concert at 2 p.m.


*Detroit Public Library – Main Library

5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, 48202

Concert: An Evening with Daniel Washington

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7- 9 p.m.

Free Public Event

The DPL presents the 73rd Annual E. Azalia Hackley Collection Concert, “An Evening with Daniel Washington.” Dr. Daniel Washington, Professor of Voice at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, & Dance, has performed at the world’s major opera houses and concert stages.


*Michigan Science Center

5020 John R St, Detroit, 48202

Sunday, Feb. 19, 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

Dream Big IMAX® film

Limited free admission for prospective DPSCD students

Select DPSCD/EAA students will receive exclusive free access to visit the Michigan Science Center and view the new IMAX® film –  Dream BigEngineering Our World. One hundred limited free admissions available for prospective DPSCD students. First come, first served; RSVP details to be at detroitk12.org/enroll beginning February 1.



*Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit – MOCAD

4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, 48201

Contemporary Interactive Art Experience

Saturday, Feb. 18, noon

Free Public Event

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit invites DPSCD students and their families to view The Architectural Imagination, an exhibition featuring drawings and models of imaginary buildings designed for real locations in Detroit (a lot in Mexicantown, a riverfront post office, parcels along the Dequindre Cut, and the Packard Plant) and to design their own dream buildings using their imaginations and the inspirational materials provided.

*Drew Farm at Drew Transition Center

9600 Wyoming Ave, Detroit, 48204

Starry Night at Drew Farm

Friday, Feb. 24, 6-8 p.m.

Free Public Event with RSVP

DPSCD Office of School Nutrition and Garden Collaborative offer a “Starry Night at Drew.” Event includes a cooking demo, healthy snacks, nature walk and bird feeder crafts at Drew Farms. RSVP required. Please call 313-651-3457 or email garden.program@detroitk12.org to reserve.


*Detroit Symphony Orchestra, atrium

3711 Woodward Avenue Detroit, 48201

Concert and Activities: “Star Wars at the Max”

Saturday, Feb. 25, noon-1:30 p.m.

Limited free tickets for prospective DPSCD students

Tots to middle school students experience a Star Wars performance by a small ensemble of DSO Musicians, plus art and music making activities. Star Wars costumes welcomed. Limited free public tickets for prospective DPSCD students. RSVP at detroitk12.org/enroll beginning February 1.


*Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 

315 East Warren Ave, Detroit, 48201

“Meet the Scientist Saturday”

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2-4 p.m. 

Free Public Event

Curious students, young Einsteins, or future tech wizards who are always thinking of the next big thing are invited to discover and explore science with activities led by scientists and technologists with the hands-on exhibit, Inspiring Minds: African Americans in Science and Technology! Visit the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History for “Meet the Scientist Saturday” featuring David Head & Dr. Terrance Dillard on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 2-4 p.m.


*The Rink at Campus Martius Park

800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, 48226

DPSCD Robotics on Ice

Sunday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m.

Free Public Viewing Event

DPSCD showcases a “Robotics on Ice” competition with invited DPSCD students at 10 a.m. Public is invited to view. Families can engage in Chess in the Park activities, sample cherry slurpies by DPSCD nutrition staff.


*Detroit Institute of Arts

5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, 48202

“Get S.T.E.A.M.ed at the DIA”

Saturday, March 4, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Free Public Event

Discover “Science Behind the Art,” a virtual field trip produced by DPTV, on the science of the DIA’s Conservation Lab; investigate technologies and innovations of ancient civilization; Career talk by Andrea Montiel De Shuman, Digital Experience Designer; Gallery games, drop-in workshops and more.


*Detroit Institute of Music Education (DIME)

1265 Griswold St, Detroit, 48226

DIME for a Dime

Sunday, March 5, noon-3 p.m.

Limited Free Public Tickets for prospective DPSCD students

One-day event where students aged 12-19 can attend up to four 30-minute classes with the industry-professional faculty of DIME Detroit. Subject areas covered are guitar, bass, drums, vocals, songwriting and music business. Students rotate between designated classrooms. Very limited free tickets for prospective DPSCD students. Reserve at detroitk12.org/enroll beginning February 1.


*Eastern Market, Shed 3

DPSCD “All Schools” S.T.E.A.M. Showcase

2934 Russell Street MI 48207

April 2, noon-3 p.m.

Free Public Event

Discover “Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math” S.TE.A.M. events with representatives of every DPSCD school. Give-aways! Science, tech and agricultural arts demonstrations. Learn about tuition-free Montessori, foreign language immersion and more.



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