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Now Open: Family-Friendly Museums In Metro Detroit

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Keep cool and have fun at a museum this summer. Special safety precautions have been adopted to keep guests and staff healthy while having fun. 


Michigan Science Center

The Michigan Science Center is one of our favorites – and we know it’s one of yours too. As the STEM hub of the state, the museum features the Toyota Engineering 4D Theater, live stage shows, a Planetarium, lab activities, 220+ hands-on exhibits, and more, and dozens of ways to customize your visit, learn and have fun! ADMISSION IS FREE THROUGH AUGUST 9TH.

New hours of operation:

  • Thursday-Sunday:  10am to 5pm

Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts is one of the premier art museums in the United States and home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. Play Eye-Spy with art and let your littles lead the way.

New hours of operation:

  • Wednesday-Friday: 9am to 4pm (9am to 10am for at-risk visitors)
  • Saturday-Sunday: 10am to 5 pm

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History opened in 1965 to open minds and change lives through the exploration and celebration of African American history and culture. And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History and Culture is the museum’s 22,000 square foot, immersive core exhibit and the largest, single exhibition surveying the history of African Americans.

New hours of operation:

  • Thursday-Saturday: 9am to 4pm
  • Sunday: 12pm to 5pm

Detroit Historical Museum

The Detroit Historical Museum tells Detroit’s stories and why they matter. From its French founding to putting the world on wheels, serving as the Arsenal of Democracy and inspiring the world to dance and sing in the streets – see and experience it all.

New hours of operation:

  • Thursday-Saturday:  10am to 5pm
  • Sunday: 1pm to 5pm

Dossin Great Lakes Museum

The Dossin Great Lakes Museum showcases the Great Lakes and Detroit’s role in regional and national maritime history.

New hours of operation:

  • Thursday-Saturday:  10am to 5pm
  • Sunday: 1pm to 5pm

Henry Ford Museum

Walk thru history at the Henry Ford. From trains and cars to the bus Rosa Parks rode on and the chair of Lincoln, you’ll get the full American experience. Thru the rest of the year you can check out MARVEL: Universe of Heroes exhibit featuring costumes and design details from the superhero movies.

New hours of operation:

  • Thursday-Sunday:  9:30am to 5pm

Motown Museum

Dance through the street and in the house of Motown founder Berry Gordy. Hitsville U.S.A. launched the careers of Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder and more, and you can see where and how the magic happens.

New hours of operation:

  • Wednesday-Sunday:  10am to 6pm

Sea Life Michigan

Keep cool with ocean animals at the aquarium. SEA LIFE is a unique interactive aquarium experience for kids.

New hours of operation:

  • Monday + Thursday-Sunday:  10am to 4pm
  • Sunday: 11am to 5pm




About Carrie Budzinski

Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..

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