Incredible Science Machine Event in Taylor Aims to Break National Domino Record


For the third consecutive year, Livonia-based Zeal Credit Union’s Incredible Science Machine (ISM) will attempt to topple more than 250,000 dominoes, breaking the national record. The ISM broke the Guinness World Record for the largest domino circle in 2016.

Head builder Steve Price will lead a team of 19 chain building reaction builders from across the U.S. and around the world, including Canada, Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. The theme of this year’s challenge is Game On and includes video games, board games, and sports.

The event will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 30 at the Trilium Academy, located at 15740 Racho Blvd. in Taylor.

“The hard work and dedication that these chain reaction builders put into their art is incredible,” says Tiffany Sweet, Zeal’s youth and community development coordinator. “It’s why we’re so proud to support them and hope that they will inspire others to pursue their dreams.”

Sweet says the dominoes will take more than 15 minutes to topple. In addition to the main event, the team will hold a meet-and-greet and demonstration that are open to the public from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, July 27 at the Southland Center in Taylor.

Tickets are currently being sold at all 12 Zeal Credit Union branch locations throughout metro Detroit, and the company is requesting a donation of $5 per ticket to benefit students in the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program. More information can be found here.