Cultural Centers & Museums

Cultural Centers and 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 Michigan Science Center features over 220 hands-on exhibits, demonstration stages, a planetarium, a special exhibit hall, and the IMAX® Dome Theater.

Detroit Historical Society

The Detroit Historical Society chronicles the history of Detroit from its founding in 1701 to present day.

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. Its rotating exhibits feature African American contributions to science and technology throughout history.

Arab American National Museum

The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is the only museum of its kind in the U.S. that is devoted to recording the Arab American experience. Visitors of the AANM can view archives, historical documents, oral histories, and artifacts dating from the 19th century to today.

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-foot storage facility, museum and art school. It features both 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.

The Whiting

The Whiting is known for its beautiful concert ballet halls. Its programs and services include performances 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 Museum, the Automotive Hall of Fame is an exciting, educational resource interactive perspective for preserving and celebrating the motor vehicle industry.

Motown Museum

The Motown Museum was the first headquarters of Motown, known as “Hitsville, USA.” The impressive display includes album covers, gold records, sheet music, Michael Jackson’s sequined glove and the original world-famous “Studio A.”

The Zekelman Holocaust Center

The Zekelman Holocaust Center focuses its teachings on the Holocaust and its legacy through exhibits and programs. The center also houses a multi-lingual library archive and research center for those looking to learn more.

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. Learn about space at the Cranbrook Institute of Science, where you can take a ride on a rocket in the Institute’s planetarium, along with other hands-on exhibits and experiences. The Cranbrook Art Museum‘s collection of modern and contemporary art, architecture, and design, provide transformative experiences for its visitors.

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, see a show at the Colwell Opera House, or learn about the trade and tradespeople of the times.

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