According to the International Council of Museums, “The objective of International Museum Day (IMD) is to raise awareness about the fact that museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.” The events and activities planned to celebrate International Museum Day on May 18 can last a day, a weekend or an entire week. IMD was celebrated for the first time 40 years ago, and today, all around the world, more and more museums participate in International Museum Day.
The Metro-Detroit and Ann Arbor areas are home to numerous museums that celebrate and educate on a variety of subjects. Follow the links below to find out more about what’s happening at Michigan museums near and far. You can also gain free or reduced-price access to some of these museums and other recreational or cultural outlets with the help of the Michigan Activity Pass, available with your Canton Public Library card.
- Detroit Institute of Arts
- MOCAD (Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit)
- Detroit Historical Museum
- Dossin Great Lakes Museum
- The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
- Michigan Science Center
- Motown Museum
- The Henry Ford and Greenfield Village
- Arab American National Museum
- The Zekelman Holocaust Center
- Cranbrook Art Museum
- Cranbrook Institute of Science
Museums Around Michigan