Arts and Culture Destinations

Below is a list of Arts and Culture Destinations in the state of Michigan. This list is to be used as a reference. If you are an arts and culture organization that can welcome school groups and are interested in being included in the database, CLICK HERE for the application.  

Cultural, Science

Air Zoo

Portage Kalamazoo

From rare and historic aircraft to inspiring artwork and exhibits, there's always something new to discover at the Air Zoo.


Ann Arbor Hands on Museum

Ann Arbor Washtenaw

Plan an adventure with your students where knowledge is your destination. Students of all ages can explore over 250 interactive science and technology exhibits. Extend your hands-on adventure by booking a ScienceWorks lab. All programs align with Michigan’s Grade Level Content Expectations. Please use the contact form on Ann Arbor Hands On Museum's website for more information.

Ann Arbor Hands on Museum


Belle Isle Nature Zoo

Detroit Wayne

The Belle Isle Nature Zoo (BINZ) is located on the beautiful Belle Isle Park, which offers the perfect location for educational, environmental and natural experiences in the metro Detroit area. This also makes it possible for the BINZ to provide excellent educational experiences for schools, families and community groups.


Binder Park Zoo

Battle Creek Calhoun

Bringing your class to Binder Park Zoo is a great way to get your students out to experience nature. At the zoo they can learn about wildlife in natural settings, as well as, the importance of conservation. Your students will have fun and learn at the same time. Binder park also has a number of age specific Safari programs that allow students to see animals not on exhibit.


Blandford Nature Center

Grand Rapids Kent

The Blandford Nature Center offers nature, environment, and outdoor related field trips

Cultural, Instrumental Music, Science, Theatre, Visual Arts, Vocal Music

Center for the Arts of Greater Lapeer, Inc.

Lapeer Lapeer

The Center for the Arts of Greater Lapeer, Inc. provides an extensive array of educational programming aimed at enriching students' artistic and academic experiences. Here's a breakdown of the offerings available at both The PIX Theatre and Gallery 194: At The PIX Theatre: 1. Plays: Students have the opportunity to watch various theatrical productions, exposing them to different genres, themes, and styles of performance. 2. Music Concerts: Concerts featuring diverse musical genres provide students with exposure to live performances and music appreciation. 3. Animal Shows: Educational animal shows offer students a chance to learn about wildlife, biology, and conservation in an engaging and interactive environment. 4. STEM Presentations: STEM presentations introduce students to concepts in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through entertaining and informative demonstrations. 5. Plays about Historical Figures: Historical plays bring history to life, allowing students to gain a deeper understanding of key historical figures and events.

Cultural, Science

Chippewa Nature Center

Midland Midland

Chippewa Nature Center (CNC) offers science and history based programs for preschool to high school groups both at the nature center or "On the Road"--where we go to the school. The programs are geared to meet the curricular needs of the teacher while being engaging and interesting for the students. All of the programs are correlated to Michigan's Great Level Content Expectations. We have more than 40 program offerings, as well as "traveling trunks" for rent and educator workshops.


Circle Pines Center

Delton Barry

Circle Pines Center is a member-based, non-profit, 501(c)3 education and recreation center. We run a children's summer camp and year round retreat center with programs for families, children and adults. We also organize and host an annual music festival, the Buttermilk Jamboree, the second full weekend in June. The organization owns 294 acres of land with rolling hills, hardwood and pine forests, meadows and frontage on Stewart Lake. We have miles of trails for hiking and cross-country skiing, diverse wildlife and an organic garden and orchard.


Cranbrook Institute of Science

Bloomfield Hills Oakland

Science-based/themed field trips opportunities are available at Cranbrook Institute of Science. Subjects include Anthropology & Social Studies, Astronomy & Space, Earth Science, Ecosystems & Water, Life Science, Bats & Nocturnal Animals, and Physical Science. The Institute also offers a diverse collection of cultural objects available for research purposes.


Detroit Zoo

Royal Oak Wayne

The Detroit Zoo offers an abundance of programs including programs such as It's a Wide, Wide World to The Web of Life, and to Zoo Habitat Design just to name a few. Classroom field trip programs are held indoors in a climate-controlled setting and are accessible for participants of all abilities.