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“Great Museum for Kids”

Michigan History Center
Ranked #3 of 73 things to do in Lansing
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Michigan History Center fosters curiosity, enjoyment and inspiration rooted in Michigan's stories. Home to both the Archives of Michigan and the Michigan History Museum, the Michigan History Center offers experiences for visitors of all ages and interests. There is no admission charge for the museum on Sundays. There is no admission charge for the Archives of Michigan. The Archives are open 1:00 - 5:00 pm Monday-Friday, and 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on Saturday.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed January 12, 2013

This museum is small, but its really good for kids. I would recommend going on a guided tour as you get a lot of extra information.

3  Thank RachealF_12
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

man, you'll definitely need several hours to enjoy the multi-level historical museum. centrally located and parking abundant. my kids LOVE going here.(FREEEEEEE)

Thank Jared C
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

We made the trip here from Grand Rapids for a visit with four children, 2-8. It exceeded expectations and all four of our children were engaged for a couple of hours. Since we visited on Saturday, parking was free and we also received a discount for having the MI recreation pass, so our total entrance fee was $8. The museum is located over two levels in the building that also houses the state library and archives. Some of the exhibits are a bit tired and a few are in need of repair (especially the "push the button" types) but it is overall a well designed and very informative experience. The children's scavenger hunt was great and kept our three older kids occupied and engaged. Our older girls especially enjoyed the various films about mining, logging, the 1920s, etc. Would definitely recommend for a family visit.

2  Thank jef-ind
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

We were on a car history trip this year and stopped here based on comments in our AAA book. We were surprised there was a fee to enter the museum, but it was worth it. There is a lot more to see here than what we had time for this trip, but the museum is very well structured and the displays are good teaching tools and good information for adults.

Thank Kathy L
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

I went with my three children, ages 19, 14 and 11. They went begrudgingly because they thought it would be boring because it's "history". But we all really enjoyed ourselves. There is something for everyone.

Right now they have a special exhibit celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouting. it is wonderful! It's a large exhibit with lots to see. This was our favorite part.

Kids 17 and under are free! BONUS!!!

Thank Motown-Kim
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