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Midland Center for the Arts

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Address: 1801 West Saint Andrews Road, Midland, MI 48640
Phone Number: +1 989-631-8250
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Description: Imagine a place where art, science, history, music, theatre, dance, films...
Imagine a place where art, science, history, music, theatre, dance, films, camps, classes and professional world-class entertainers all live under one roof! This is Midland Center for the Arts, a beautiful landmark facility where people of all ages are invited to create as well as appreciate and explore these many areas of interest. With two performance venues, two museums, art studios, lecture halls, a historical campus and more, Midland Center for the Arts is unique among arts centers: it encourages participation in as well as appreciation for art, music, science and history. Located in Midland, Michigan, Midland Center for the Arts is just a 2-hour drive from Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Traverse City, enjoys handy access to US-10 and M-20, and offers convenient amenities to make your visit a pleasure.
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Best kids museum we have ever been to!

This was AWESOME according to my son, and I totally agree! We were expecting to spend an hour or so.... we spent 6 and could have stayed even longer (but they were closing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Leesburg, United States
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Leesburg, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This was AWESOME according to my son, and I totally agree! We were expecting to spend an hour or so.... we spent 6 and could have stayed even longer (but they were closing). The museum is completely HANDS-ON. There are exhibits from making your own fireworks (virtually) to playing instruments to being "on TV" as a news anchor or weather... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We attended for the Be the Dino exhibit, our young family is currently in the dinosaur obsessed stage so anything dino related a must see, but we're surprised to find this amazing little museum. Be the Dino combines traditional dinosaur exhibit elements with video game modules that allow the player to interact as the dinosaurs, younger children will need help... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

The Midland Center for the Arts is a surprisingly modern, upmarket and spacious facility for the size of town it is situated in. The shows on offer are varied and there seems to be something worth attending at all times of the year. It has a relatively large volunteer base and the center is a much loved venue in Midland.... More 

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Ionia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is the smallest theatre I have ever seen that offered such BIG TIME appeal! It has everything that Broadway has but on a much smaller scale... The box office, small and large stages, outdoor space, indoor space and even a lounge for socializing and/or receptions after events! Very impressive! The red carpeting and large columns throughout make you forget... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This place has a varied venue, from theater, concerts, and plays to a museum. There is so much for the younger generation to do these days but the museum is a true hands on experience for kids. Watch for the newest displays at MCA or a new play or show, or go on-line and plan your stop in Midland, this... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

MCFTA is a stimulating and exciting arts venue. From symphonies to folk music, theater and children's entertainment, art classes and more, the MCFTA is a community center for the arts. It is especially nice that the auditorium is big enough to attract 'star' level entertainers, but intimate enough to really feel the music.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Our young grandsons enjoy the first floor with the large fish tank, mastodon skeleton, and pendulum. We are usually there for one of the traveling exhibits so we head up to the top floors to enjoy such exhibits as Frogs, China, Sue the T Rex, and Grossology. My wife and I also enjoy attending the theater for concerts and plays.... More 

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K_L_Squires, Public Relations Manager at Midland Center for the Arts, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recent review of us! We are so glad to hear that you and your family enjoy our Museum and Theatre. We hope to see you back soon! Have a wonderful day! More 

Troy, Michigan
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93 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The three year old and her 31 year old daddy lived the finger paint wall (no mess magic) and musical instruments. It is all good.

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Midland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The only thing that stops me from giving the Midland Center for the Arts an "excellent" rating is that the permanent exhibits are not great. I grew up in Midland, and many of the exhibits haven't changed since the 80's. However, my kids think they're cool, so that's a definite plus. The traveling exhibits can be small sometimes, but both... More 

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NewlySquires, Public Relations Manager at Midland Center for the Arts, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review! We just wanted to let you know that we are in the process of upgrading our permanent exhibitions and have made a few updates already, such as our weather station, interactive chemical reactions table, Karaoke Studio, interactive art wall and musical instrument station! Stay tuned for more updates in the future by... More 

North Royalton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

On June 12, we drove in from Cleveland OH to attend a Huey Lewis and the News concert. We have seen his concerts many times at other venues but never have we enjoyed his performances more than at the Midland Center of the Arts! Beginning with the online ticket purchase, Being from out of town, I wanted to purchase pre-sale... More 

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NewlySquires, Public Relations Manager at Midland Center for the Arts, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your outstanding review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the concert and if you're ever in the area again, we hope you visit us again! Thank you! More 

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