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Cultural Centers & Museums

The Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts is the largest fine arts museum in Michigan and sixth-largest fine arts museum in the nation. There are over 100 galleries featuring 5,000 years of world famous art treasures.


Michigan Science Center

The new Michigan Science Center features five hands-on exhibit laboratories, two demonstration stages, Dassault Systemes Planetaruim and the IMAX Dome Theater.


Detroit Historical Museum

The Detroit Historical Museum chronicles the history of Detroit from its founding in 1701 to present day. “The Streets of Old Detroit” exhibit features cobblestone streets and shops of the 1800s.


Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is the largest museum of its kind in the world.  Its core exhibit, And Still We Rise, takes visitors from prehistoric Africa all the way to modern-day Detroit, and its newest exhibit, Inspiring Minds, features African American contributions to science and technology.


Robert T. Longway Planetarium

The Robert T. Longway Planetarium is Michigan’s largest and best-equipped planetarium and learning center. Programs range from hands-on science demonstrations, telescope workshops and astronomy classes.


Flint Institute of Arts

The Flint Institute of Arts is one of Michigan’s significant cultural resources operating as both a 17,000 square ft. storage facility, museum and art school. It features year-round temporary and permanent exhibits.


Alfred P. Sloan Museum

An outstanding collection of rare and antique automobiles, including the largest display of General Motor’s experimental cars in the nation, can be seen at Flint’s Alfred P. Sloan Museum.


Whiting Auditorium

The Whiting Auditorium is well known for it’s beautiful concert ballet halls. It’s programs and services include presentations from some of the best regional, national, and international performing artists. It is also home of the Flint Symphony Orchestra.


Dossin Great Lakes Museum

The Dossin Great Lakes Museum is easily identified by the two Battle of Lake Erie cannons on the front lawn. Past and present Great Lakes shipping exhibits are featured at this museum.


Automotive Hall of Fame

Located next door to The Henry Ford, the Automotive Hall of Fame is an exciting, educational resource interactive perspective for preserving and celebrating the motor vehicle industry.


Motown Historical Museum

The Motown Historical Museum was once known as Hitsville, USA. The impressive display includes album covers, gold records, sheet music, Michael Jackson’s sequined glove and the original world-famous recording studio A.


Black Holocaust Museum

The Black Holocaust Museum is an ongoing historical documentation of the experience of slavery. The Black Holocaust Museum chronicles 400 years of history into one moving and unforgettable experience. The exhibit houses dramatic photographs and artifacts, as well as a reproduction of a slave cabin.


Holocaust Memorial Center

The Holocaust Memorial Center, the first of its kind, documents the events leading up to, and the horror of, the Holocaust. It preserves a wealth of European Jewish culture and history.


Oakland University Art Gallery

Before catching a show at Meadow Brook Theater, visit the Oakland University Art Gallery. The exhibits reflect six exhibitions of African, Oceanic, Oriental and Native art. Contemporary art shows, lectures and public tours are held frequently throughout the year.


Cranbrook Art Museum

The creative atmosphere of the Cranbrook Educational Community is enhanced by two museums. See Space, prehistoric and geological displays at Cranbrook Institute of Science. Take a ride on a rocket in the Institute’s planetarium. The Cranbrook Art Museum‘s collection of contemporary art gives an artist’s view of 20th – century society from the Arts and Crafts Movement to the avant-garde.


Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad

Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad in Flint has more than 34 historic structures of life in the 1800s. Take a ride aboard the steam locomotive, ferris wheel or carousel or tour the village in a horse drawn wagon.

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