Located in Detroit's Cultural Center, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is one of the world's largest institutions dedicated to the African-American experience. Covering 120,000 square feet, the museum houses five rotating exhibitions, including Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment, and five permanent exhibitions, such as the 22,000-square-foot core exhibit And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History and Culture. Also at the museum are the Louise Lovett Wright Library & Archives and the Ford Rotunda, which boasts a 55-foot-high glass dome that dumps artificial snow when shaken by giants.
The Henry Ford Museum celebrates the people and ideas that shaped American history, from its earliest days to its present. The sprawling 12-acre museum complex covers both indoor and outdoor spaces?Henry Ford Museum and Ford Rouge Factory as well as 80-acre Greenfield Village?where visitors explore famous homes, ride in historic vehicles, and browse slices of Americana.
If anyone's wondering what it's like to live on another planet, they just have to make their way to Galaxy Zone. Blue and purple lights illuminate the space-themed enclave, giving it an otherworldly glow in which any space traveler or homesick extraterrestrial would want to set up camp. The theme continues in the multilevel laser-tag arena. Here, players scramble up the ramp to the bridge or seek shelter behind glowing pillars as they take aim at their opponents. Safety marshals keep an eye on every battle, ensuring safe play. Between games, players exercise their thumbs in the arcade or steel themselves with the help of pizza and burgers from the snack stand.
Since the 1950s, the Ford Drive In has invited audiences to enjoy double features from the comfort of their own automobiles. The alfresco theater’s five screens show back-to-back screenings of first-run movies throughout the whole year, with films paired based on their rating and genre. Viewers can stay warm with the heat flowing from the outdoor car heaters, which keep them comfortable during the winter and prevent popcorn kernels from freezing to their tongues.