Museums in Ionia

Admission for Four or Individual or Family Annual Membership to Coopersville Farm Museum (Up to Half Off)

Coopersville Farm Museum

Coopersville

$16 $8

Quilts, tractors, and mementos of rural life housed in 12,000-square-foot facility that hosts live music, quilting circles, and line dancing

Museum Admission for Four or a Family Membership at Forever Curious Children's Museum(Up to 50% Off)

Forever Curious Children's Museum

Childrens Museum of Fennville

$18 $9

Kids explore museum’s interactive exhibits, which include life-size teepee and replicas of artifacts; museum features play area for toddlers

Annual Family or Archivists' Society Membership at Tri-Cities Historical Museum (Up to 70% Off)

Tri-Cities Historical Museum

Grand Haven

$35 $20

Explore the Tri-Cities' past with museum membership, which also includes invites to special events and research assistance

Individual or Family Membership to Marshall M Fredericks Sculpture Museum (50% Off)

Marshall M Fredericks Sculpture Museum

Saginaw

$50 $25

Become a member of the museum that honors the 70-year career of Marshall M. Fredericks, a celebrated creator of public sculptures

Two or Five Admissions to Holocaust Memorial Center (Up to 55% Off)

Holocaust Memorial Center

Farmington Hills

$16 $8

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Holocaust museum traces the history of Judaism before bearing witness to the atrocities of World War II

Visit for Two or Four People, or Household Membership with Special Events to Cranbrook Art Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Cranbrook Art Museum

Bloomfield Hills

$16 $8

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Current exhibits include display of Warhol's record covers; five new exhibitions to open by March 15, including jewelry by Harry Bertoia

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The Kalamazoo Wedding Affair sets brides-to-be and their fianc?s loose to explore, meet, and bounce ideas off some of west Michigan's most sought-after wedding experts. Dozens of exhibitors converge to create a buffet of possibilities that range from bridal fashions, cakes, and catering to gift registries and photographers. Couples can also scope out postceremony services, including reception halls and honeymoon destinations.

272 Pearl St NW
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Ransom Eli Olds was certainly one of Lansing's most prolific citizens. The inventor, entrepreneur, and financier helped revolutionize the automobile industry, specifically through the two companies he founded in the area: Olds Motor Works in 1897 and REO Motor Car Company in 1904.

  • Size: the museum's collection holds more than 50 vehicles and thousands of automotive relics
  • Oldest Vehicle: the 1886 Oldsmobile Steam Carriage?Olds's first horseless carriage, this three-wheeled vehicle ran on gasoline and dreams
  • Most Modern: the 2003 Cadillac CTS
  • Eye Catcher: the Oldsmobile '88', a bright blue stencil-covered stock car that won 22 of 37 races in 1953
  • Don't Miss: the Curved Dash Oldsmobile, the first high-production automobile
  • Pro Tip: cars rotate in and out of displays; call ahead if you're interested in a specific vehicle
240 Museum Dr.
Lansing,
MI
US

As the sun dips below Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center’s grain silo, local musicians gather in the high-ceilinged hall against the backdrop of patchwork quilts and antique farm tools. They sing gospel, country, and folk songs that have been passed down for generations. Events such as these are one facet of the museum’s mission to honor and uphold rural traditions. In addition to the monthly jam sessions, the 12,000-square-foot facility hosts quilting circles, line dancing, and other skill-swapping events. Curators spotlight the region’s agrarian past by recruiting antique-farming tools and folk art and freeing hopelessly lost scarecrows from corn mazes. In addition to shining a light on the region’s past, the museum strives to support current culture makers; The hall serves as a gallery space for local artists, and during the youth-led Kids’ Day local teens teach tykes creative skills.

375 Main St
Coopersville,
MI
US

In The Kingman Museum’s newly opened mezzanine exhibit, a polar bear, frozen mid-snarl, presides over his fellow Ice Age beasts. Surrounding this tableau are glass cases filled with fanged skulls of extinct predators, prehistoric pottery, and miniature replicas of ecosystems. The eclectic exhibits lend the room the aura of a cabinet of curiosities, and are indicative of The Kingman Museum’s expansive mission to “provide lifelong learning opportunities in natural history, the universe, and world cultures for all ages for all time.” The scope of the museum reflects the swashbuckling spirit of its founder, Edward Morris Brigham. In the late 1800s, the explorer embarked on expeditions down the Amazon River, hiked across the Alaska tundra, and hopscotched across Hawaiian Islands. He toted back with him exotic specimens, fossils, and cultural artifacts, which now form the core of the museum’s collection. Over the years, the museum has expanded to include a planetarium, which screens nearly two dozen educational films that range from deep-space exploration to quests for the long-lost city of Pittsburgh. Additionally, museum curators inspire young minds with a slew of educational programs.

175 Limit St
Battle Creek,
MI
US

The not-for-profit Forever Curious Children's Museum sprang from a simple philosophy: children learn best by doing. The museum?s labyrinthine series of exhibits embodies that philosophy with its myriad opportunities for interactive play, exploration, and experimentation.

Casual visitors, birthday-party guests, and students on field trips can huddle inside the life-size wigwam and wooden canoe at the First People exhibit, which introduces young ones to America?s earliest inhabitants. Science exhibits encourage children to suit up in doctors? coats and study the human body or take a wheelchair for a spin to better empathize with disabled people. Learning begins at an early age, and the museum?s penned-in toddler area fascinates the youngest of minds with mini home furniture such an easy chair and a bed, beneath which lurks a disarmingly pintsize boogeyman.

202 E Main St
Fennville,
MI
US

Every year, Kirk Newman Art School encourages students of all ages to explore sculpture, painting, printmaking, and other disciplines in more than 300 classes. Designed to complement the school?s curriculum, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts? collection highlights American works in these and other mediums, including ceramics and photography. The museum includes European prints and pieces from Africa and East Asia right alongside the art of American luminaries like Janet Fish, the only painter who's ever had gills. Besides its permanent and rotating exhibitions, the institute hosts programs that range from lectures to an annual juried competition for local high school artists.

314 S Park St
Kalamazoo,
MI
US