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Detroit Institute of Arts Museum

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Art Museum, School Trip, Educational, Cultural, Offbeat, Touristy, Special Needs
5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI
URL: Detroit Institute of Arts...  Phone: 313-833-7900

Activity Overview

The palatial Detroit Institute of Arts Museum is a gorgeous architectural masterpiece that houses one of the largest collection of Art in the United States. The Art museum is a true gem just waiting to be discovered in downtown Detroit area.

Things to Do

  • Take a guided, ipad guided or self guided tour of the museum. Some of the many collections that you will be able to view include:American Art, Art of Asia and the Islamic World, African Art, Prints drawings and Photographs, African American Art, Contemporary Art and more.
  • Shop at the museum gifts shop which often has kid friendly activities offered nearby.
  • Dine in the Museum Cafe
  • See a film at the Detroit Film Theater
  • Children 12 under can participate in drop-in Art workshops. Art classes for kids and adults are also available.

Detroit Institute of the Arts Museum Insider Tips

  • Price of admission is very reasonable and if you show your AAA card you will receive a buy one get one free discount.
  • There are free Ipad tours but you must leave you License at the front desk when you check the ipad out.
  • A must see is the mural in the atrium depicting the history of Detroit.
  • Self Parking is limited, but you can find some metered parking around the museum.
  • There is a museum cafe on site. Take a peek inside the cafe simply to view the four walls of murals.
  • Free museum tours are available at 1pm and 3pm on weekends and are worth planning them into your experience.

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