Axalta sponsors a "fun free day" at Michigan Science Center.

Axalta Coating Systems Helping to Extend Free Admission to Michigan Science Center for entire July 4 th Weekend


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Axalta Coating Systems Helping to Extend Free Admission to Michigan Science Center for entire July 4 th Weekend

Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, is assisting the Michigan Science Center in offering free general admission on July 2 and 3 in honor of veterans, first responders and in recognition of the overwhelming response to their Ford Motor Company sponsored “July 4th Ford Fun Free Day” which received 5,000 pre-registrations within 24 hours.

Support from Axalta, General Motors, Chemico Mays, Marathon Petroleum Company, OHorizons Global and Toyota is allowing MiSci to extend free admission for the entire holiday weekend and provide hands-on, interactive science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) experiences to individuals who may not have access otherwise.

“As a long-standing supporter of the Michigan Science Center, we are proud to support this fantastic effort,” said David Fischer, Axalta Coating Systems Vice President for Strategy and Growth – Transportation. “The unique, hands-on learning that takes place at MiSci is inspiring students and making the next generation of engineers dream big."

To take advantage of MiSci’s free general admission on July 2 and 3, patrons can pre-register for tickets at Additionally, tickets will be available for purchase for MiSci’s newest exhibit Bug Quest and the Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure film in the IMAX® Dome Theater.

The following educational activities will be available for visitors this weekend:

  • Kaboomistry: Learn about the relationship between pressure, temperature, and fuel to explain why things go KA-BOOM! MiSci will mix physics and chemistry to get loud, flashy effects.
  • Put it to the Test: Under Pressure: MiSci will put pressure to the test with experiments that you can try at home.
  • Adventures on the Science Seas: This show is for MiSci’s younger audiences and introduces the idea of simple machines.

About the Michigan Science Center

The Michigan Science Center is a hands-on museum that inspires curious minds of all ages to discover, explore and appreciate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a creative, dynamic learning environment. The Science Center features five theaters, including Michigan’s largest screen at the Chrysler IMAX® Dome Theatre; the Dassault Systèmes Planetarium; the Toyota Engineering 4D Theater; the DTE Energy Sparks Theater; the Chrysler Science Stage; a 9,800 square-foot Traveling Science Hall for special exhibits; hands-on exhibit galleries focusing on space, life and physical science; Kids Town just for pint-size scientists; along with, education and outreach programs. The Michigan Science Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, please call 313.577.8400 or visit the website,

About Axalta Coating Systems – Celebrating 150 Years in the Coatings Industry

Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 12,800 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit and follow us @axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.