DETROIT (WWJ) – No Disney World vacation this year? It won’t cost anything for kids to take a trip back in time over Winter Break.

The Detroit Historical Museum will offer free admission and extended hours to students each day during the week of February 20-26.

The museum’s hours will be extended from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is encouraging parents to take their children in to see exhibits, like Detroit Toy Stories, free of charge.

Detroit Toy Stories features a variety of playthings from multiple generations of metro Detroit children, including games, dolls, wardrobes, doll houses, pedal cars, hula hoops, toy soldiers, trucks and much more. In addition, video of historic wind-up toys and classic toy commercials is also on display.

Permanent exhibits include the Streets of Old Detroit, Frontiers to Factories, The Motor City and The Glancy Trains. New exhibits include a 1914 Anderson Electric Car in the Automotive Showplace; Saying I Do: Metro Detroit Weddings; William B. Stout and Fabulous 5: Detroit’s Destinations, featuring Belle Isle, Campus Martius Park, Eastern Market, Franklin Cider Mill and the Heidelberg Project.

The Detroit Historical Museum is located at 5401 Woodward Ave. (NW corner of Kirby) in Midtown Detroit. Adult admission is $6. Seniors (60+), college students with valid college ID, and youth ages 5-18 pay $4. Admission for children ages four and under is free. Parking in the Museum’s lot is $4 at all times.

For more information, call the museum at (313) 833-1805 or visit


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