Family Museum Guide: Motown Museum

Read our tips for taking a family tour of Hitsville, USA.

Quick Details about the Motown Museum:

  • Address: 2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit
  • Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Cost: $20 for adults, $17 for kids ages 4-17. Kids under 4 are free.
  • Getting there: The 8, 18, 29 and 42 DDOT buses drop riders off near the museum. 
  • Parking: Street parking is available near the museum. 

Reopening Feb. 22, Detroit’s Motown Museum is back and ready to provide families and guests of all ages with intimate guided tours of music history. The museum is located in the original Motown Studios headquarters and recording studio, and features photographs, artifacts, costumes and other memorabilia that tell the story of what would become known as Hitsville, USA — and the legendary artists that gave it that name, including Diana Ross & the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson & the Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, just to name a few. 

Admission to the museum is only available to visitors who book a tour with one of Motown’s tour guides. The guides will captivate guests with fascinating stories and interesting facts about the home of the “Sound of Young People.” Before you head to Berry Gordy’s Motown Record Corporation to see what all the fuss is about, check out these tips for families: 

What to See at the Motown Museum: 

  • View the actual apartment that Berry Gordy and his family lived in during the founding days of Motown Records
  • Stand in Studio A, the legendary recording studio where Motown artists recorded hit songs from 1959 to 1972. 

Tips for Families Visiting the Motown Museum

  • Plan to arrive 15 minutes before your tour departs to complete a COVID-19 health screening.
  • Strollers aren’t allowed in the museum, so pack light and make sure both you and your little one wear supportive shoes for walking. 
  • Tours are about one hour, so keep in mind how long your child can comfortably stay on their feet before booking your tour. 
  • The main exhibit at the Motown Museum changes about one to two times each year. There’s always a reason to return for an updated tour!

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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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