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Detroit’s Major Museums To Reopen on July 10th

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The Detroit Institute of Arts, the Michigan Science Center and the Detroit Historical Museum are among the major cultural anchors of Detroit that are planning to open their doors in two weeks.

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Detroit’s major museums have announced plans to re-open their doors to patrons on Friday, July 10th.

The Detroit Institute of Arts, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Historical Museum and the Michigan Science Center are among a handful of institutions located in the city’s cultural center near Midtown that announced the news today. Hours of operation at each museum and institution will vary.

The support and collaboration of our partners throughout the cultural district has made manageable the difficult task of reimagining the museum experience for our visitors,” says Detroit Historical Society president and CEO Elana Rugh via press release. “Our entire staff is looking forward to welcoming everyone back to our museums.”


Museums scheduled to reopen on July 10th:

  • The Carr Center (15 E. Kirby Street)
  • Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History (315 E. Warren Avenue)
  • Detroit Historical Museum (5401 Woodward Avenue)
  • Detroit Institute of Arts (5200 Woodward Avenue)
  • Hellenic Museum of Michigan (67 E. Kirby Street)
  • Michigan Science Center (5020 John R. Street)
  • The Scarab Club (217 Farnsworth Street)

A handful of institutions that are part of the cultural campus — the Detroit Public Library main branch (Sept. 8th) and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (July 2nd) — will have different re-opening dates.

The re-opening plan was created collaboratively between museum leadership, Midtown Detroit Inc. and the National Sanitation Foundation International, a public health and safety organization.

In the press release, the cultural institutions outlined plans to keep patrons safe via “expanded cleaning and disinfection of public spaces and work areas” and “limited hours and reduced occupancy” at some museums to ensure social distancing. Guests will be required to wear masks inside each building.

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Ryan Patrick Hooper, Host, CultureShift

Ryan Patrick Hooper is the host and producer of CultureShift. As a longtime arts and culture reporter.

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