This Kid-Friendly Museum Brings A Splash of Color to Detroit

The Coloring Museum lets kids color on the walls — all for an important cause!

Add a splash of color to your next family outing with a visit to The Coloring Museum. Operated by Naturally Illustrated, a local business that seeks to improve mental health and quality of life through art therapy, the museum is tons of colorful fun for both kids and grown-ups. 

Visitors can spend up to two hours coloring 90s-inspired murals on the walls. There are also coloring sheets and other individual art projects for artists that prefer to create their own masterpiece. 

Note: The museum will be closing on Feb. 25. While we wait for The Coloring Museum to relocate to a larger venue, be sure to keep an eye on their website and social media for spring pop up events.

Quick details about The Coloring Museum

Photo credit: The Coloring Museum

  • Hours: 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 12-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Note: Children are not allowed after 7 p.m. on Fridays, or the first and third Saturday of the month. These time periods are reserved for adult events. 
  • Best for: Ages 5 and older
  • Cost: $15/adults 16-plus, $10/children 15 and younger

The museum’s mission is to support minority artists, and to help the community improve their mental health through art. The Coloring Museum offers creative activities as simple as coloring that can help relieve stress and relax the body and mind. Plus, it can be an affordable form of art therapy for people with feelings of depression and anxiety. 

Photo credit: The Coloring Museum

The museum also offers colorful events for adults, like Cocktail and Coloring sessions, and other creative workshops. 

Whether you want to color for the mental health benefits or your kids will just love drawing on the walls, a trip to The Coloring Museum is sure to be tons of fun. Here are some other family-friendly activities to check out nearby. 

Other things to do nearby with kids 

  • Hit the rink for some old school fun at Detroit Roller Wheels.
  • Get ready for spring with a visit to The Garden Bug, a vibrant garden center with a knowledgeable community of gardeners. Kids will love all the bright colors and beautiful murals! 
  • Catch a kid-friendly movie at the Redford Theatre.
  • Can’t decide where to eat after your coloring sesh? Just a 10-minute drive away, Whatcha Wanna Eat? Food Hall has delicious options where kids and grown ups can all order something yummy without having to compromise.

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Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts is the assistant editor on the Metro Parent team. She is always on the lookout for the coolest and trendiest new attractions, restaurants and events for metro Detroit families. Her newsletters, online family guides and exciting digital content keep families informed on all the latest happenings around town.


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