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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.
Ann Arbor Hands on MuseumAnn 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.
Belle Isle Nature ZooDetroit 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 ZooBattle 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.
Chippewa Nature CenterMidland 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 CenterDelton 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 ScienceBloomfield 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 ZooRoyal 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.
Cultural Historical, Instrumental Music, Science
Ford Piquette Avenue PlantDetroit Wayne
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the preservation of the birthplace of the Model T and the interpretation and celebration of Detroit’s automotive heritage and spirit of innovation.