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Best Places In The Detroit Area To Learn Something

November 10, 2011 9:07 AM

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Make plans to visit one of these brain boosting venues. Remember that even though your kids will love it, these places are not just for the kids! Make it the first stop on a date night or a relaxing afternoon on your own. In any case, have fun at Detroit’s best venues for learning.
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The Henry Ford

20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124
(313) 982-6001
www.thehenryford.org

It’s simply the best historical museum I’ve ever been to. I remember the first time my parents took me, and I was fascinated by everything. I went back this past summer, and felt the same way. And if that wasn’t enough, walk through Greenfield Village and live in a dozen different eras of our country’s history. If you haven’t seen the Detroit Symphony Orchestra perform with the July fireworks, you aren’t a real Michigan resident.

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Detroit Institute Of Arts

5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202
(313) 833-7900
www.dia.org

Boasting one of the largest art collections in the country, the DIA is a great place for dates, class trips, or just a nice quiet place to walk around and see some great works.

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Detroit Science Center (temporarily closed)

5020 John R Street
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 577-8400
www.detroitsciencecenter.org

With hands-on exhibits for kids (and, let’s be honest, adults), the only domed IMAX screen in the state, a world-class planetarium, and countless shows and demonstrations, the DSC should definitely be on your must-visit list.

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Cranbrook Institute of Science

39221 Woodward Avenue
P.O. Box 801
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
(248) 645-3200
science.cranbrook.edu

You can never have enough science. Michigan’s Museum of Natural History has amazing shows to teach you about the plants, animals, and other wonders of the world in which we live. Cranbrook also has one of the best planetariums in the country, and an awesome observatory.

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Detroit Zoo

8450 W. 10 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 541-5717
www.detroitzoo.org

With 10 different environments, you can see animals from all over the world and learn about how they live. The Zoo is also a great place to learn about conservation. See the animals, ride the Tauber Family Railroad, feed the giraffes: it’s all a great time.

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