Sightseeing in Sylvania

52% Off Art Museum Membership

University of Michigan Museum of Art

Ann Arbor

$75 $36

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Membership to the university art museum—which showcases 19,000+ artworks—includes invites to special events and exhibition openings

Half Off Family Zoo Outing in Ann Arbor

World of Discovery Reptile Zoo

Ann Arbor

$24 $12

Zookeepers and other staff introduce visitors to more than 70 species of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and birds

Up to 52% Off Distillery Tour

Ugly Dog Distillery

Chelsea

$20 $11

Tours illuminate the copper workshop of a local master distiller as he makes traditional and bacon-flavored vodka, rum, and gin

46% Off Self-Guided Segway Tour in Plymouth

Seg Adventures

Plymouth

$50 $27

60-minute self-guided tour gives guests the chance to explore Plymouth's sites and sounds at their leisure

Up to50% Family Museum Visit in Archbold

Sauder Village

Archbold

$32 $16

Costumed reenactors, hands-on exhibits, & master craftspeople guide guests of all ages through travails & daily life of 19th-century Ohio

The Henry Ford – Up to 50% Detroit Maker Faire Visit

The Henry Ford

Detroit Maker Faire

$56 $28

More than 400 inventors & DIY makers show off the science behind their robotics, electronics, & rockets plus food & music at The Henry Ford

50% Off a Round-Trip Cruise to Amherstburg

Windsor River Cruises

City Centre

C$90 C$45

A boat takes passengers down the Wilkinson Channel to the historic town of Amherstburg, where they can enjoy lunch and sightseeing

Up to 43% Off a Hot-Air Balloon Ride

Sundance Balloons

On Location

C$250 C$150

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One-hour sunrise and sunset flights rise to 1,000 feet, capturing pastoral vistas and ending with champagne toasts

50% Off Visit to Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Museum

Ford Piquette Plant

Ford Piquette Plant

$20 $9.99

The former factory where the first 12,000 Model Ts were made now explores the history of Detroit’s auto industry

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit – Up to 51% Off Membership

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

University

$50 $30

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With their membership perks, art lovers savor striking contemporary art, along with lectures, films, and educational children's activities

Detroit Historical Museum Membership – 51% Off

Detroit Historical Museum

Midtown

$65 $32

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History-museum membership includes access to online artifact database, discounted gift-shop purchases, and free museum parking

Up to 55% Off at Holocaust Memorial Center

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

Up to 49% Off Season Garden Pass to Cranbrook House & Gardens

Cranbrook House & Gardens

Bloomfield Hills

$25 $13

Visit the gardens surrounding Detroit's oldest manor home, where you'll see flowers in bloom and explore its 40 majestic acres

Up to 53% Off Admission to Military Historical Society

Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society

Eastpointe

$25 $12

Historial society celebrates the efforts of the Greatest Generation during WWII with exhibits and interactive events

Up to 55% Off Discovery Flights

A&R Aviation

The Transit Center

$284 $139

Discovery flights let anyone experience the majesty of flight, starting with an on-ground lesson before taking off to view aerial landscapes

Up to 46% Off Introductory Flight Lesson

Flight 101

Waterford

$200 $109

Beginner's lesson covers taxi operations, radio communications & bank turns while contributing toward future flight certification

46% Family Package at Michigan Kids Fest

Michigan Kids Fest

Lake Orion

$73.50 $40

Families can explore the interactive grounds with petting zoo, various rides, entertainment, and food

Waco Air Museum – Half Off Visit

Waco Air Museum

WACO Air Museum

$12 $6

Air museum honors iconic Troy-based aircraft company with continually upgraded collection & displays inside several historic buildings

Up to 48% Off at National Military History Center

National Military History Center

Auburn

$20 $11

Learn about American military history with artifacts, 60-plus military vehicles, stories, and exhibits about Pearl Harbor, WWII, and more

Up to 49% Off at R.E. Olds Transportation Museum

R.E. Olds Transportation Museum

The Stadium District

$25 $13

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More than 50 vehicles built from 1886 through 2003 celebrate the legacy and innovation of R.E. Olds

Half Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Spirit Expeditions

Old Town

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

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The Toledo Museum of Art houses more than 30,000 wide-ranging works of art, including important pieces by van Gogh, Matisse, and Rembrandt; a glass collection; and masterworks ranging back into antiquity. This deal gets two adults and their under-18 offspring a yearlong family membership, which includes admission to exhibits as well as members-only special events and a subscription to the arTMAtters newsletter. Members can also enroll teens aged 14 and older in discounted welded-sculpture workshops (such as Welded Sculpture: Arc and TIG, $95 for members) and get 10% off children's books and other purchases at the Museum Store, providing flammable materials for his or her biblioclasmic coming-of-age ceremony. Check out a full list of benefits here.

2445 Monroe St
Toledo,
OH
US

Located on the placid Toledo Riverfront, the Imagination Station unfolds over seven splendiferous Learning Worlds, each with its own multisensory science exhibits designed to inspire and educate visitors. The family membership grants unlimited access to all exhibits and attractions, as well as special members-only events, discounts, and entrance to 350 Association of Science-Technology Centers included in the reciprocal membership benefit program.

1 Discovery Way
Toledo,
OH
US

After spending years designing kitchens and handcrafting cabinets, John Barlowe opened Frame Shop Art Gallery & Gifts to celebrate and showcase great household art. A member of the Professional Picture Framers Association, he's won awards for his custom-frame designs, which pair his meticulous woodworking skills with elements such as football skin to accent displayed pieces. As a premier partner of Larson-Juhl, he has access to thousands of ornate American hardwood borders and gilded moldings crafted with more than 100 years of company expertise. Each artwork or photograph squeezes between Tru Vue glass and Bainbridge mats and backboard, a sandwich framers can often complete in as little as 24 hours.

In addition to displaying art, John and his team specialize in various photo services, from printing images to transforming ordinary snapshots into caricatures or watercolors with artistic photo treatments. They also prevent boxes of family photos from falling victim to age, disasters, and swamp monsters’ thumbprints by digitizing large collections.

7101 Orchard Centre Dr
Holland,
OH
US

Ann Arbor Art Center has been nominated for WDIV's Best Art Gallery 2010; five Yelpers give it an average of four stars.

117 W Liberty St
Ann Arbor,
MI
US

The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History showcases a wealth of knowledge about the living world with focus on anthropology, zoology, and paleontology. On the Museum's second floor, the hall of evolution houses fossils and dioramas of dinosaurs, prehistoric whales, and mastodons. On the third and fourth floors, a wildlife gallery explores Michigan's native flora and fauna through taxidermy mounts and habitat scenes, anthropology displays feature archeological finds from around the world, and geology exhibits highlight colorful amethyst clusters and sparkling pyrite crystals. The butterfly garden provides a living example of the natural world. Its 55 herbaceous perennials—including goldenrod, black-eyed Susan and spicebush—attract butterflies through all four of their life stages, from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to fully grown winged beauties.

Extending its reach beyond the galaxy, the Museum's recently renovated planetarium projects the night sky on a dome. Sitting under the curved screen, visitors can travel to the most distant reaches of the universe. As part of its efforts to get families involved in hands-on learning, the Museum also runs weekend demonstrations, leads dinosaur tours, and partners with local libraries for its family reading and science program.

1109 Geddes Ave
Ann Arbor,
MI
US

One hundred fifty years in the making, the permanent collection at the University of Michigan Museum of Art now totals more than 19,000 pieces. Displayed throughout the museum's galleries, those collected masterpieces include canvases by Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso, as well as a 1638 self-portrait by Rembrandt. Far from a narrow representation of the art world, the museum asks questions about the global nature of art by juxtaposing the aforementioned artists alongside African work, Indian bronzes, and Chinese ceramics.

After exploring the museum's permanent and special exhibitions, visitors can decompress at the DialogTable. Not only does the interactive table show guests films about the art they've seen, but it can also answer the age-old question "what is being a table like?" To supplement its exhibits, the museum hosts numerous programs and events every year, ranging from student programming and a reading series to artist talks and art-making workshops. The artistic attractions even spill through the museum doors with seven sculptures surrounding the building.

525 S State St.
Ann Arbor,
MI
US