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.  


Les Cheneaux Historical Association

Cedarville Greene

The Les Cheneaux Historical Museum displays artifacts showing many details from the past: Indian crafts and tools from the logging era, a model of a lumber camp, photos from frontier lift or early settlers and the hotel and tourist periods. The O.M. Reif Boathouse (circa 1920s) is home to displays of vintage boats, marine artifacts, antique outboard motors, historic photos of area boating, a boat building workshop, and a gift shop.


Little Traverse Civic Theatre

Petoskey Emmet

Little Traverse Civic Theatre was born in 1945 when a group of ambitious, talented volunteers organized an acting troupe under the name Petoskey Little Theatre. In January 1946, they presented their first play, You Can’t Take it With You. The group went on to present an average of three plays a year. In the spring of 1960, the group began a two-year reorganization; no plays were produced, but new members were recruited and plans were developed for the future. At this time, the name was changed to Little Traverse Civic Theatre to better represent the area the group served. The new name was then chartered as a Michigan non-profit corporation and later as a federal 501(c)3 corporation. Productions began again in 1962 with The Mouse that Roared.


Lorenzo Cultural Center

Clinton Township Macomb

The Lorenzo Cultural Center explores the influences and experiences that shape our community's heritage, examining topics from a variety of perspectives, featuring multidimensional programs related to science, history, literature, and culture through exhibits, presentations, hands-on activities, videos and more. Visitors can explore exhibits on their own, complete a scavenger hunt, take a tour, and attend presentations and performances.

Dance, Instrumental Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Vocal Music

Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA)

Ludington Mason

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts is committed to excellence through:

Arts education
Fiscal responsibility
Cultural collaboration
Support for local artists
Facility utilization and preservation

Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA)

Instrumental Music, Vocal Music

Macomb Center For the Performing Arts

Clinton Township Macomb

The Macomb Center for the Performing Arts presents Page to Stage, a theater and literacy program that brings to life, through professional actors, stage adaptations of significant works of literature. Check website or call for show dates and titles.

The Macomb Center also offers choral opportunities for students in grades 1-12 and summer workshops (Show Choir, Flute, Clarinet, Drama, Children’s Chorus) focus on enhancing and expanding on what students learn in the classroom through weeklong workshops, using highly qualified and recognized instructors.


Marquette Maritime Museum

Marquette Marquette

The Marquette Maritime Museum offers two different tours.One is a guided tour of the Marquette Maritime Museum which focuses on Marquette Shipwrecks, Lake Superior Shipwrecks, US Life-Saving and Coast Guard History, Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Local Lighthouse history and a WWII Submarine Veteran’s Memorial. Classes are shown a short 8 minute introduction to Marquette’s Maritime history. After that, students are guided through the Museum and then given 15 minutes to go and look on their own. The Second tour is a fully guided tour of the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse. This includes a walk through the US Coast Guard grounds. Classes get to go inside the lighthouse and learn about shipping on Lake Superior, mining in the area, life of a lighthouse keeper and general Lake Superior and Marquette facts.


Marquette Regional History Center

Marquette Marquette

The History Center offers guided tours through the museum, including hands-on projects, live performances and activities for all ages. Call to schedule your visit today.

We can host school groups both big and small. 60 is a nice maximum group size. Many dates and times are available for your field trip. Call or email to schedule as far in advance as possible; please try to schedule at least one week in advance.

Programs designed for all age groups are available, Preschool through College age!

Marquette Regional History Center

Instrumental Music

Marquette Symphony Orchestra

Marquette Marquette

The Mission of the Marquette Symphony Orchestra is to create, provide and promote professional performances of orchestral music through collaboration with residents and music educators of the region.

Visual Arts

Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

Saginaw Saginaw

K-12 Educational Experiences are approximately two hours and include the main exhibit gallery, the Sculptor’s Studio, temporary exhibitions and an art activity. The main exhibit gallery features mostly plaster models that span a career of 70 years of sculpting. Many of the sculptures can be found in Michigan and in other states and countries. Also are artifacts from Marshall Fredrick's Royal Oak studio that are presented in a way to guide students through the casting process. The temporary exhibition gallery features changing exhibitions of international, national, and Michigan artists. Students also can participate in a number of art activities that help students learn the sculpting process.


Matrix Theatre Company

Detroit Wayne

Dedication to the theory and practice of socially engaging theatre, with specialization in collective playwriting and puppet building.

Commitment to place; to the local and specific; to the historical, traditional, and indigenous, as embodiments of universal human experience.

Determination to mount inclusive, affordably priced performances made in partnership with community organizations and held in spaces where the entire community feels welcome.

Conviction that through its work, Matrix is engaged in the struggle for cultural, social, economic and political equality for all.