Detroit Children’s Museum to be open for rare FREE public Family Day Saturday with theme of “Things That Fly”

The Children’s Museum – generally only open to Title 1-eligible children of Detroit Public Schools – will be open to the public thanks to a generous sponsorship from Lawrence Technological University

DCM Promotional Flyer for May 16The Detroit Children’s Museum will be open free to the public on Saturday, May 16 for a Family Day and Detroit Public Schools Enrollment Fair. During the hours of 10 a.m.-3 p.m., families will be able to explore the theme “Having Fun with Things That Fly!” 

During the event, families will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore the Gallery and learn about the historical artifacts
  • Engage in Planetarium Shows
  • Make Paper Airplanes
  • Investigate the Museum’s Sound and Music Room
  • Learn to Identify Various Local Birds with a Citizen Scientist
  • Have Fun with Action Figure Zip-lining
  • Construct Bird Houses
  • Experiment with Stomp Rockets!

Children ages 4-10 and their families can enjoy this rare opportunity thanks to a generous sponsorship from Lawrence Technological University.

The Children’s Museum is generally only open to Title 1-eligible children of Detroit Public Schools, but this sponsorship will allow the general public to experience a true Detroit gem. The museum, founded in 1917, is the third oldest children’s museum in the country. It possesses nearly 2 million artifacts and includes a planetarium, Sound and Music Room, ‘Great Up North’ area focusing on Michigan geography and much more.

The Museum’s artifact collection encompasses items from every corner of the world, including extraordinary items such as Anasazi pottery, an Egyptian Cat Mummy, and a twelve-foot Tiger Shark. About 900,000 items are available to be loaned to the educators of Title 1 students of Detroit Public Schools, which greatly enhances the learning experiences of DPS children. The Museum also has an extensive doll collection, including a 300-year-old doll, which was once owned by the Chene family of Chene Street and Chene Park fame and that first came to Detroit in 1703.

Representatives from a variety of DPS schools, including those considered DPS’ “best kept secrets” and Application schools, will be on hand to answer enrollment questions.

The Detroit Children’s Museum is located at 6134 Second Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202 at the corner of Amsterdam and Second, a few blocks South of the Fisher Building.

This is DPS’ last Family Saturday of the season.

For more information, please contact: the Detroit Children’s Museum at 313-873-8100

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