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Diego Rivera’s mural of Detroit Industry located at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Detroit has an endless supply of culture and passion, and a rich history, making it a prime location to house some of the world’s best museums. No matter your interests, there’s a trip to an outstanding Detroit museum waiting to be planned.  Here is a brief overview of some of the Detroit museums that you’re sure to enjoy!

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Location: 315 East Warren Avenue at Brush Street.

Admission: Youth: $5; Adults: $8; Seniors: $5

Hours: Tuesday– Saturday: 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m.– 5 p.m.

Key Features: The largest museum in the world dedicated to African-American history, the Charles H. Wright Museum features a ton of artifacts from the Underground Railroad, a large interactive exhibit, a theater for films, plays and presentations, collections of African American artwork and several rotating exhibitions.

For more information, visit their official website here.

Detroit Historical Museum

Location: 5401 Woodward Ave.

Admission: Free!

Hours: Tuesday– Friday: 9:30 a.m.– 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. (Closed Mondays)

Key Features: The DHM is dedicated to accurately portraying Detroit’s rich history. Popular permanent exhibitions include the Doorway to Freedom, Kid Rock Music Lab and Streets of Old Detroit. There are always several changing exhibits in the museum as well.

For more information, visit their official website here.

Detroit Institute of Arts

Location: 5200 Woodward Avenue.

Admission: Free for residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties and children 5 and under. Otherwise, Youth: $5; Adults: $8; Seniors: $6

Hours: Tuesday– Thursday: 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m.– 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. (Closed Mondays)

Key Features: Countless galleries featuring the some of the world’s most respected artwork, musical performances, tours, film features and art workshops.

For more information, visit their official website here.

Michigan Science Center

Location: 5020 John R Street

Admission: Youth: $9.95; Adults: $12.95 (Additional fees for special exhibits)

Hours: Monday– Friday: 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. Sunday: noon– 6 p.m.

Key Features: Hundreds of hands-on featured exhibits on topics like space, motion, health and engineering. There are also special laser shows, IMAX features and planetarium events.

For more information, visit their official website here.

Motown Museum

Location: 2648 West Grand Blvd.

Admission: Youth: $8; Adults: $10; Seniors: $8

Hours: Tuesday– Saturday: 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. (Closed Sundays and Mondays)

Key Features: Walk through Studio A, where favorite Motown artists recorded classic songs. In addition, the museum displays Motown artifacts, memorabilia and photographs.

For more information, visit their official website here.

Have you ever taken a trip of one of these museums? Tell us about your experience in a comment below!

 

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