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Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit, MI

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Address: 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, USA How do we get there? Number: 313 833 7900
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Let's get lost in the world of art! The Detroit Institute of Arts has 658,000 square feet of amazing art to be learned from and enjoyed.

The museum has over 100 galleries to explore, all of which can introduce children to the various types of art that can be found.

It's a great way to begin conversations about what they think art is, and perhaps even inspire them to create something amazing.

The exhibitions at the Detroit Institute of Arts covers art from all over the world, so they will be exposed to different cultures and art styles. It's the best type of education!

The range of the galleries is immense and children will enjoy picking out images which they do and don't like, with older kids able to appreciate the scope of the collections. Perhaps you will be exploring famous artists like Rembrandt or Frida Kahlo, or perhaps you will be looking at a puppetry collection!

The Detroit Institute of Arts has a host of other family experiences that you can enjoy together. What about some world music on Friday nights? It's FREE with admission. What about Family Sundays where you can just take in the performances, workshops, and enjoy some story telling. What a great day to spend together!

If you do have children who are inspired, then check out the drop in workshops where kids can create, and make!

Guided Arts Tours, Art Talks, Art Workshops and Special Exhibitions are all available, and worth the modest surcharge to get the most of the visit.

Art fun in Detroit! 

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$4 (Ages 6 to 17)


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5 years.


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Detroit Institute of Arts FAQ’s

Cafe DIA and Kresge Court are the places to stock up those rumbling tummies! From burgers, snacks, sandwiches, soups....you won't go hungry!

General museum admission is FREE to all visitors on Ford Free Sundays: the second Sunday of each month.

Museum Shop is the best place to get your art souvenirs to remind you of your visit!

Schedule your field trip at the museum - it's a great way for the kids to learnt, and there are self-guided and guided tours available

The Cafe has vegetables, salads, soups, and salmon. There are kids menus too

Special needs facilities are available in the Farnsworth entrance. Give them a call for more information

They always have family fun workshops and events - keep an eye out and make sure you visit some!

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