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Must-See Kid-Friendly Attractions at Metro Detroit Museums

From compelling artwork to hands-on activities, these exhibits at local museums are sure to be a hit with kids.

Best Science Centers in the United States

If your kids love science and you're up for an out-of-state adventure, consider one these 10 best science museums in America.

Planetariums in Southeast Michigan

Kids can see starry skies any time and learn about the wonders of the universe at these planetarium destinations in metro Detroit and beyond.

Sciencefest: PhysicsPalooza at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Kids can learn more about motion, inertia, electricity and other forces that power the physical word with activities, Feb. 18-19, 2017.

Chinese New Year Celebration at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Ring in the Chinese New Year with a celebration of community, culture, plus beautiful performances and demonstrations at the DIA, Feb. 11-12, 2017.

‘Engines Exposed’ Exhibit at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

Blow off some steam by taking a look under the hoods of the vehicles that shaped history. See this special event in Dearborn, Jan. 14-Feb. 28, 2017.

Kwanzaa Celebration at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American...

The African holiday celebration returns to the Charles H. Wright Museum in midtown Detroit, Dec. 26, 2016-Jan. 1, 2017.

Hands-On Holidays at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Families can learn more about science during the holiday season at this Washtenaw County annual event, running Dec. 26, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017.

Etiquette 101: Visiting a Science Center with Kids

Dos and don'ts for taking kids to science museums in Michigan like the Michigan Science Center, Cranbrook Institute of Science and Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

Santa's Arctic Landing at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation...

This special holiday offering, which replaces Holidays in Henry Ford, is available Nov. 25-Dec. 24, 2016.

Bristle Mammoth Exhibit at the University of Michigan Museum of Natural...

This exciting new exhibit will be on display starting Nov. 5, 2016 in Ann Arbor. See it through Jan. 15, 2018.

Ofrenda Altars at Detroit Institute of Arts

Appreciate the conceptual ofrenda altars depicting people, places and the city at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Oct. 21-Nov. 6, 2016.