Located in Midtown Detroit is an interesting neighborhood that dates back to the early 20th century. It’s called the Cultural Center Historic District, and several of its buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. The district is a great place to explore as it’s home to cultural institutions, such as:
Detroit Historical Museum – This museum takes visitors back in time to 18th and 19th century Detroit. Admission is free and signature exhibits include Legend Plaza, Detroit: The “Arsenal” of Democracy, and The Gallery of Innovation.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History – Founded in 1965, this museum is home to the world’s largest permanent exhibition on African American culture. It spans 125,000 square feet and houses more than 35,000 artifacts, in addition to offering film screenings, concerts, and health & fitness classes. Ongoing exhibits include Ring of Genealogy, A is for Africa, and Stories in Stained Glass: The Art of Samuel A. Hodge.
Detroit Institute of Arts – The Detroit Institute of Arts dates back to 1885 and its collection is among the top six in the United States. The museum states that the collection is comprised of multicultural and multinational survey of human creativity from prehistory through the 21st century. Current exhibitions include Thalassa, Detroit After Dark: Photographs from the DIA Collection, and The Edible Monument: The Art of Food for Festivals.
Michigan Science Center – The Michigan Science Center provides fun for all ages with an Imax Dome Theatre, lab activities, a planetarium, and more than 250 hands-on exhibits. There’s more than you can see and do in a week and exhibit galleries include Health & Wellness, Space, and Motion.Back to all posts