Detroit Children’s Museum History – A new Re-opening

Detroit Children Museum

Re-opening Detroit Children’s Museum June 26-27, 2010

Five years ago, the third-oldest children’s museum in the country would welcome interest and the laughter of young children through its doors when the Detroit Children’s Museum celebrated its grand re-opening June 26-27, 2010. Entry was free for all visitors on opening-weekend.

Detroit Children’s Museum facts

A partnership between Detroit Public Schools and the Detroit Science Center, the Children’s Museum, has long been one of Detroit’s cultural gems. Now portion of the Detroit Science Center experience, the Children’s Museum includes a number of more than 100,000 artifacts ranging from dinosaur bones to dioramas, masks, costumes and dolls from around the world, a comprehensive group of rocks, fossils and crystals, and more; plus a “touch the stars” planetarium; and hands on art and activity stations, the museum will provide visitors a unique look at world cultures, art, history and science.

Given Detroit Community Schools’ extreme budget constraints, the Detroit Children’s Museum wasn’t a core part of our procedures, where all available resources must be devoted to the classroom,” stated Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb. “The Museum needed to be given the stability of not being in the annual school budget cycle, as well as the partnership together with the Detroit Science Center offers it a guaranteed way to obtain funding, through Title I funding, that allowed the Museum not only to re-open but possess a long term sustainable potential so generations of households can appreciate it for twelvemonths to come.

Detroit Children Museum

Detroit Children Museum

Visitors on opening-weekend saw some old favorites including Champ, the Bengal tiger and the Silverbolt horse sculpture, plus new displays featured changing artifacts from the vast collection of the museum. In celebration of the grand re opening, an outdoor block party would be held by the museum with tasks from Arts & Scraps, the Eastern Market Family Farmer’s Market, science shows, face-painting, songs, and performances by the Grateful Dads and College of Rock.

Opening day kicked off with a 10:30 a.m. ribbon-cutting and public hrs from 1 1 a.m. – 6 p.m. Hours on June 27 was 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Starting June 28 the museum would be open from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday and closed on Sunday. Entry June 28, started is $2 for children and $4 for adults. Entry included one planetarium show; additional shows are $1 per person.

Joint Museum Admission Discounts

Admittance to the Detroit Science Center contained an equal quantity of admissions that were complimentary to the Detroit Children’s Museum for up to one month following a visit to the Science Center. Visitors to the Children’s Museum must show a valid Science Center receipt to redeem the offer.
Visitors visiting the Detroit Science Center will obtain $4 per adult and $2 per kid off entry to the Science Center having a legitimate Children’s Museum receipt.

New Joint Membership Program

Membership to the Detroit Science Center included entrance.