Museums have always been one my favorite places to visit. From museums that contain art to those that are dedicated to a historical moment in time, a visit to a museum is well worth the trip. Here are some of my favorites from around the state of Michigan.
The Impression 5 Science Center is located at 200 Museum Drive, in Lansing, Michigan, which is right down the street from the state capitol. The Impression 5 has been open since 1972. I actually remember going there on field trips in school; I loved it. There are many hands on exhibits to keep children entertained while they learn about science. You can find out more information at www.impression5.org.
Michigan Historical Museum
The Michigan Historical Museum is located at 702 W. Kalamazoo St., in Lansing, Michigan. The Michigan Historical Museum is located in the Michigan Library and has five different levels of permanent and changing exhibits featuring interesting past eras. You can find out more information at www.michigan.gov/museum.
Henry Ford Museum
The Henry Ford Museum is located at 20900 Oakwood Blvd. in Dearborn, Michigan. The Henry Ford Museum offers different exhibits, demonstrations, programs and reenactments. The Henry Ford Museum is also connected to Greenfield Village which has many different settings that are all created to bring the past to life. You can find out more information at www.thehenryford.org.
The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is located at 220 E. Ann Street, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Hands-On Museum is wonderful experience for kids because the museum is full of interactive learning fun which can keep even the most inquisitive mind busy during the visit. The visitor can explore such favorites as the whisper, dishes, tornado or the Google Liquid Galaxy. The Hands-On Museum even allows for birthday parties which can include a full day of fun for that special child. You can find out more information at www.aahom.org.
The Air Zoo is located at 6151 Portage Road, in Portage, Michigan. The Air Zoo has over 50 rare aircraft, a Full-Motion Flight Simulator and numerous exhibits that are both educational and historical. There is 3D Space Shuttle Ride where you can actually be the captain of the shuttle as you prepare for blast off during this interactive ride. Or you can try your hand at steering the Flying Circus B-Plane Ride where you can actually feel the wind in your hair. You can find out more information at www.airzoo.org.