Detroit has had a profound impact on the world â€“ from the invention of the automobile to the Motown sound â€“ Detroit has crafted American culture. The Motor City is revving its engines again.
Detroit is a renaissance with new developments and attractions unparalleled in the country. Revitalized and reinvigorated, Detroit is reclaiming its place as a cultural and tourist capital.
The Henry Ford
The Henry Ford Museum began as one manâ€™s vision to document the genius of ordinary people by preserving the objects they used in the course of their everyday lives. It grew to become one of the largest collections of its kind ever assembled â€” a remarkable destination that brings American ideas and innovations to life.
The Henry Ford includes the IMAXÂ® Theatre, Greenfield Village, the Ford Rouge Factory Tour and the Benson Ford Research Center.
The Henry Ford is located in Dearborn, Michigan, just outside of Detroit. With over 1.6 million visitors annually, the complex is the largest indoor/outdoor museum in the United States. Â
New Detroit Science Center
Welcome to the New Detroit Science Center, where creative exploration is our key to discovering the wonders of science and technology.
From Michiganâ€™s only IMAXÂ® Dome Theatre to the Dassault SystĂ¨mes Planetarium, live science demonstrations to hands-on exhibit laboratories, the Science Center has something fun and exciting for all students in ways that they can understand.
Motown Historical Museum
This old Detroit home, site of the Motown Historical Museum, belies the greatness that was born here: the Motown Sound. But one step inside Hitsville, USA, the original house where Berry Gordy lived and recorded the Motown hits, and you'll catch the beat and spirit of this booming music era. Photos, costumes, artwork, music and other memorabilia take you back to simpler times.
The Detroit Institute of Art
Considered to house one of the best art collections in the United States, the Detroit Institute of Art showcases everything from mummies to modern art and African masks to Monets in its outstanding collection of over 65,000 works.
Don't miss the General Motors Center for African American Art, a part of the DIA which showcases 400 pieces, in various media, by African American artists.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History
Founded in 1965, The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History serves metropolitan Detroit along with national and international communities. Students are provided exceptional learning opportunities, exhibitions, programs and events based on outstanding collections and research that explore the diverse history and culture of African Americans.
For over 35 years, the museum has served students by providing quality educational programs and exhibitions. The museum's trained, friendly staff serves student needs as one of the Detroit's most valued educational resources.
Experiences include guided and self-guided tours for students of all ages.
Detroit Historical Museum
For more than 76 years, the Detroit Historical Society has helped students understand and interpret Detroitâ€™s pastâ€”from its early days as a French colonial settlement to its development into the Motor City.
Engaging exhibits and special programs offer educators the chance to enhance their classroom curriculum through hands-on experiential learning opportunities.
All Detroit Historical Society education programs are aligned with the Michigan State Social Studies Curriculum.
As a destination, Detroit has something for everyone from techno music lovers to gear heads to African-American history buffs.
Did you know that Detroit was one of the final stops on the Underground Railroad?. Arts patrons like Detroit too â€” readers of AmericanStyle magazine ranked Detroit one of the countryâ€™s top 25 arts destinations.
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