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.  


Mosaic Youth Theatre

Detroit Wayne

Reduced-price student matinee performances are offered for each of the three major theatre productions. Students can participate in optional "talkbacks" following the shows to discuss the issues presented.

Cultural, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music

Motown Museum

Detroit Wayne

The Motown Museum group visits throughout the year.

Instrumental Music, Vocal Music

Music Center of South Central Michigan

Battle Creek Calhoun

The Music Center of South Central Michigan provides musical listening, learning and performance opportunities to people of all ages and skill levels. Established in 2000, we are one of the largest arts non-profits in Michigan!

Our many programs at The Music Center include IMPACT: free after school classes, Sojourner Truth Choir, Ars Voce Ensemble, Battle Creek Boychoir and Battle Creek Girls Chorus, Battle Creek Community Chorus, the Community Music School with several locations in our region where we teach lessons and classes for all ages and skill levels, and Michigan's oldest continuously running orchestra, the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra.

Although we service many areas of South Central Michigan, our main office is located in Battle Creek on the campus of Kellogg Community College. Stop by today to see all we have for you!

Instrumental Music, Vocal Music

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts

Detroit Wayne

Our year-round music education team is led by none other than Scott Gwinnell - an award-winning orchestra leader, composer, pianist, and university professor. Music courses include the audition-based Jazz Vocal Education and broad-based jazz appreciation program created by Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Wynton Marsalis and entitled "Jazz for Young People." For the 1200 DPS students involved each year, this program may be the only music curriculum they have ever participated in.

We also offer ‘Grow Up Great’ – a classroom introduction to live theatre via classic children’s stories for pre-K and K-5 students, followed by busing to Music Hall for the live performance corresponding to the studied book.

Our team of educators led by Jason Smith has earned the rare privilege of daily in-classroom (not after-school) access to Detroit Public Schools, serving 600 elementary and middle schoolers in 14 schools on a Monday – Friday basis year-round (list shown on our website).

The GM World Dance Education Outreach lecture demonstrations connect budding DPS dancers with the visiting professionals we present, and our High School Assembly Programs tour to 20 city and suburban high schools, reaching 300-800 students at each, with presentations that use the performing arts to draw out a social or cultural topic from our current theatrical production, followed by student group attendance of that production at Music Hall.

All of of our education work is fully documented with demographic data each year and tracked for trends and analysis. Last but not least, the Discovery Series nurtures emerging artists with mentoring & performance opportunities in our Jazz Café all year-round, bringing our total education impact to over 22,000 students per year.

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts

Visual Arts

Muskegon Museum of Art

Muskegon Muskegon

Free tour programs for various age and grade levels. Permanent and temporary exhibitions, and films.


North Berrien Historical Society

Coloma Berrien

The North Berrien Historical Museum offers year-round opportunities to learn about local history and culture. At the museum, in the classroom, or out in the community, our programs bring the past to life. Contact the Director of Programs at (269) 468-3330 or to learn more or to schedule an exciting and memorable program for your class or community group.

Visual Arts

Northeast Michigan Center for Fine Arts, INC. – Art In The Loft: Gallery 109

Alpena Alpena

Art in the Loft is Northeast Michigan’s premier fine arts center and gallery. Our mission is to enrich the quality of life in Northeast Michigan through an arts center that offers learning opportunities and increases public participation in the arts. The gallery has over 7,000 square feet of open loft space devoted to the exhibit of fine art by local, regional and national artists. We also offer visual and culinary art workshops, educational activities, and arts-centered community events.

Northeast Michigan Center for Fine Arts, INC. – Art In The Loft: Gallery 109

Visual Arts

Nuveen Center for the Arts

White Lake Whitehall

The Arts Council of White Lake (ACWL) has a 29-year history of high quality artistic achievement in art program presenting and support. We provide numerous opportunities for the White Lake community and surrounding cities to view, listen to, create and learn from the arts, and we give support and encouragement to artists and arts organizations. Arts Council of White Lake programs, scholarships and grants, which reach thousands of people from all walks of life each year, help build a spirited, giving, and global White Lake culture. We connect people to people and people to community through the universal language of art.

Visual Arts

Oakland University Art Gallery

Rochester Oakland

A tour led by a knowledgeable staff member encompassing art appreciation, and depending on thematerial: ethnographic studies, social studies, art history.


Old Mill Museum

Dundee Dundee

The Old Mill Museum is Dundee’s only venue to showcase its local history. Lovingly restored during the 1980’s by a group of volunteers known as the Old Mill Restoration Committee, the Museum houses three stories of permanent and changing exhibits which take the visitor back to the excitement and joy of yesteryear.

Fashion, furniture, farm life, also an exhibit honoring the Native Americans who lived on the Macon Reserve, plus the legacy of Henry Ford capture the imagination.