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.  


Raven Hill Discovery Center

East Jordan Charlevoix

Raven Hill Discovery Center is the only place in northern Lower Michigan where children and adults can link science, history & the arts with hands-on activities and explorations both indoors and outdoors. Connections emerge through classes, exhibits and facilities that provide opportunities for all ages to learn, create, grow and play.

Visual Arts

REACH Studio Art Center

Lansing Ingham

REACH STUDIO ART CENTER is a non-profit community art studio located in the REO Town District of Lansing, Michigan. REACH offers out-of-school visual art education for youth of all ages (2-18), and adults from the Greater Lansing Area, taught by local artists and art educators.

Cultural Historical, Dance, Instrumental Music, Literary Arts, Theatre, Visual Arts, Vocal Music

Riverside Arts Center

Ypsilanti Washtenaw

The Riverside Arts Center offers, promotes, and nurtures dynamic arts and cultural programs through arts education, performing arts, visual and fine arts activities that serve and engage the community in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, and the surrounding area.
The Riverside Arts Center offers diverse and high-quality arts programming that makes a positive contribution to the image, culture, education, and economic development of the Ypsilanti community. A hub of artistic ventures, Riverside Arts Center produces and hosts various fine and performing artist activities in an accessible facility that includes a theater, art galleries, dance studio, artist studios, and classrooms. With a primary focus on the Ypsilanti community, Riverside Arts Center provides artistic programming for Washtenaw County and the surrounding area.


Roethke House

Saginaw Saginaw

The Roethke House (more officially, the Theodore Roethke Home Museum) is the childhood home of the Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Theodore Roethke, (1908-1963). Located at 1805 Gratiot Avenue in Saginaw, Michigan, the Roethke House has been preserved by the Friends of Theodore Roethke Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation whose mission is to promote, preserve and protect the literary legacy of Theodore Roethke by restoring his family residences in Saginaw, Michigan, for cultural and educational opportunities.

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

Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts – Michigan Tech University

Houghton Houghton

The mission of the Class Acts program is to present a diverse program of performing arts events for young audiences in the Copper Country Intermediate School District. The program is designed to entertain and educate students and to enrich the school curriculum with performances by professionals from a broad range of disciplines.

Visual Arts

Saginaw Art Museum

Saginaw Saginaw

At the Saginaw Art Museum, docents give guided tours of the changing exhibits, historical house, and gardens to groups of students and adults. All tour themes use special exhibits and the Museum’s permanent collection to illustrate concepts discussed while on tour. A tour for elementary and middle school students also includes a visit to Visionarea, the Museum’s hands-on gallery for kids.There they can explore their creativity with art-making projects, learn about perception and observation through science-related exhibits, read about art styles and artists, or engage in interactive play.

Instrumental Music

Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra

Saginaw Saginaw

SBSO offers multiple different youth programs that vary by year.

Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra

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

Saugatuck Center for the Arts

Saugatuck Allegan

We serve up year-round arts-and-cultural opportunities for children and adults from live performances and professional theatre to film and lecture series to exhibitions and classes. And we run a weekly Greenmarket June through October.

Along the way we’ve built dynamic partnerships with schools and libraries, local governmental units, regional businesses, and lots of other arts & cultural and environmental non-profits in West Michigan and beyond. We absolutely believe that “more is more” – and that mostly get accomplished by working with smart, innovative partners.

Saugatuck Center for the Arts


Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society

Douglas Allegan

What We Do:

Research to discover, collect and interpret local history in all its forms.

Archive historical objects and documents.

Heritage preservation to protect important architecture and green space.

Exhibition and publication design to make history fresh and memorable.

Educational programing to engage students and adults; visitors and locals.


Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium

Flint Genesee

The Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium is a hands on museum that offers field trips that help cultivate student's history, social studies, and science skills. At the museum and planetarium numerous programs are offered to help meet varying teacher's educational goals. Programs at the museum vary from If I Could Build a City to Michigan Fever, and to Flint Drummer Boy and the Civil War. Programs at the planetarium include Galactic Goo to Build Your Own Ecosystem, and even an Ice Cream program. See webpage for specific details on these and many more.