Looking for a great place to take the kids?
The Detroit Historical Museum is hosting a free family fun day on June 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you think history isn’t fun, then you haven’t been to the museum that brings Detroit’s history to life in innovative and interactive ways.
Visitors of all ages will enjoy the experiences offered on multiple levels.
Starting with a walk downstairs that takes visitors through the streets of old Detroit, giving grandparents a great opportunity to talk about life as they knew it. Stop at stores like Strohs and Kresge to see what life was like over 100 years ago or play with the model train exhibit.
The lower level also houses a temporary exhibit where visitors can experience Boom Town Detroit in the 1920s.
On the main level, the journey into Detroit’s past continues with a look at the frontier, the Underground Railroad, the arsenal of democracy during World War II, and the civil unrest of the 1960s. There are also exhibits and interactive exhibits showcasing the cool cars and amazing people (Temptations) that have made Motor City a source of pride for Michiganders.
In the Innovation Gallery, visitors will learn about the scientists and engineers who shaped our world and have fun creating cars on the interactive touch screens before discovering the tribute to the electronic music festival with exhibits and music for a family dance party in the community gallery.
Saturday’s Free Fun Day is sponsored by the Detroit Caucus of the Michigan House of Representatives.
There is no pre-registration necessary. Families are encouraged to take advantage of free admission to the museum, participate in raffles to win a prize, and enjoy light refreshments.
The Detroit Historical Museum is located at 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit.
For more information, visit detroithistorical.org or call 313-833-1805