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

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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

  • 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

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
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