MUSEUMS and ZOOS in Detroit, Michigan
We've compiled a listing of children's museums, zoos, planetariums and other attractions of interest in twenty major cities across the country. Also included are the quirky and unusual, like the La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles, the Dog Museum in St. Louis, and the Nashville Toy Museum! Be sure and call to confirm hours and exhibits before you go--these things change frequently, particularly at smaller museums. And go in the morning to avoid the crowds. But most of all, enjoy an enlightening experience with your kids!
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Belle Isle Zoo, take the MacArther Bridge at E. Jefferson Ave. and E. Grand Boulevard. Allow 1 hour minimum. Daily 10-5, May-October. Admission $, Phone (313) 267-7160.
Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Wednesday-Sunday 10-4; closed major holidays, Admission: Donation, Phone (313) 852-4051.
Children's Museum, 67 E. Kirby Ave. Allow 30 minutes minimum. Monday-Friday 1-4, Saturday 9-4, October-May; Monday-Friday 1-4, rest of year. Closed holidays. Admission Free. Phone (313) 494-1000.
Detroit Institute of Arts, Woodward and Kirby Avenues. Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum. Galleries open Wednesday-Friday 11-4, Saturday-Sunday 11-5; Closed Holidays. Tours are given Wednesday-Saturday at 1, Sunday at 1 and 2:30. Admission $, phone (313) 833-7900.
Detroit Science Center, 5020 John R. Street at Warren Ave. Allow 2 hours minimum. Monday-Friday 10-2, Saturday-Sunday noon-5; closed major holidays. Admission $$, Phone (313) 577-8400.
Motown Historical Museum, 2648 W. Grand Boulevard. Half-hour guided tours are offered noon-5, Tuesday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday 2-5. Last tour begins at 4:30. Closed major holidays. Admission $, Phone (313) 875-2264.|
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