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.  

Literary Arts


Ann Arbor Washtenaw

826michigan is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students aged 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. 826 opened its doors in June of 2005. Since then, we have been blessed with students, tutors, and volunteers overflowing with enthusiasm.

Instrumental Music

Adrian Symphony Orchestra

Adrian Lenawee

The Adrian Symphony Orchestra offers three Young Peoples Concert experiences per school year for students in grades K-12. Each concert is designed specifically with the targeted age group in mind.

Storybook Concerts serve children from K through 2nd grade and act as an introduction to live orchestral music in the “big hall” of Dawson Auditorium for young children. Each concert features instrument demonstrations, a performance by the ASO, narration, and a visual presentation of artwork created by local children.

Carnegie Hall’s Link Up program unites the classroom with the concert hall, giving students in the 3rd-6th grades the opportunity to explore music through classroom activities using student workbooks, audio resources, and soprano recorders. This yearlong program culminates in a lively interactive concert. The entire hall, from stage to the last row in the auditorium, is filled with music making! Because the program is geared to grades 3-6, it is ideal in preparing students to choose an instrument and join band or orchestra, or to sing in the school choir.

Beyond the Stage serves students in 7th-12th grades by taking a deeper look into the music, making connections to the music and relating it to the students. The orchestra’s recent performances in this category have included concerts as varied as music from Oscar-winning films to a Beethoven Symphony.

To view dates for the current school year and to download the registration form, please visit our website.

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.


All-of-Us Express Children’s Theater

East Lansing Ingham

All-of-us Express Children's Theater offers school performances for all mainstage productions on the Friday before a performance weekend.

Literary Arts

Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library

Alpena Alpena

Building a reading community.

Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library

Cultural, Instrumental Music

American Museum of Magic

Marshall Calhoun

The American Museum of magic celebrates magicians and their magic. It holds the stories and the treasures of performers that entertained residents of the smallest communities and audiences in the grandest theaters. The American Museum of Magic is home to the largest collection of magic open to the public. Thousands of artifacts illuminate the stories of Houdini, Blackstone, Thurston and many others.

Visual Arts

Ann Arbor Art Center

Ann Arbor Washtenaw

The Ann Arbor Art Center offers two different programs designed for field trip groups. One is Paint Your Own Pottery, and the other is Girl and Boy Scout Badge Workshops.


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

Instrumental Music

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Ann Arbor Washtenaw

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra offers a daytime youth concert- Themed concert designed for students to experience a live symphonic concert in Hill Auditorium.

Visual Arts

Anton Art Center

Mount Clemens Macomb

The Anton Art Center offers a field trip focusing on public art and community, that may include a hands-on art activity.