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Michigan History Center

702 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48915-1609
+1 517-373-3559
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Summer camps

This is the fourth year that we have sent our kids to a summer camp. Dig Camp and Curosity Camp... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
923abbyl
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Lansing, Michigan
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My sons 4th grade class stopped here in our trip to Lansing. The museum was fun and educational... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ally O
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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.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“nice museum” (7 reviews)
“white pine” (5 reviews)
“copper mine” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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702 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48915-1609
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+1 517-373-3559
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"nice museum"
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"white pine"
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"copper mine"
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"ice age"
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"one room school house"
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"upper peninsula"
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"great overview"
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"engaging exhibits"
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"snack shop"
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"three floors"
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"all ages"
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"multi level"
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"great exhibits"
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"cool stuff"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the fourth year that we have sent our kids to a summer camp. Dig Camp and Curosity Camp. They get to explore the greater Lansing area, learn about the distant past and the current activities in our state. They get to learn what...More

Thank 923abbyl
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My sons 4th grade class stopped here in our trip to Lansing. The museum was fun and educational. Plenty of hands on exhibits for the kids. I enjoyed the museum myself. It was set up nice with a good flow and spacious exhibits. Definitely be...More

Thank Ally O
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

A lot of fun and a lot of history - all for free (donations are available). Throw them a few dollars - its worth it.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We visited as a group of 4th graders, their teachers and parents. It was a lot of fun. There are a lot of hands-on things to do in the museum. I can't wait to go back and look at the sections we missed.

Thank BAMW
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

I went for the genealogy archives and didn't realize it didn't open until 1:00 I was going to tour the museum until bus loads of kids came it, so I skipped that and went to the library until the archives opened. Just walking through the...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

This gives an overview of Michigan from the ice age to the recent past. The initial room on Aboriginal history is very well done. I would have liked more on the auto sector. Be careful of the parking - the gate didn't work for us...More

2  Thank Geoffrey E
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Great museum and fun for all ages. We hadn’t been there for years and will visit more often. It was enjoyable for everyone.

Thank Barbara O
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

We were visiting Lansing and decided to go visit the Michigan History Museum and it happened to be archeology day. There were many great activities and it was a very fun day. We learned many new things and found the guest vendors interesting and some...More

Thank Erie Deneal J
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

We figured this museum would be about average, but we were pleasantly surprised. Very well laid out, elevators to each floor including the mezzanines. Each floor was a different time period of Michigan's history. It showed the impact of the different industries through out the...More

1  Thank Ryan B
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

We visited the museum and were surprised by how few people were there. This museum has a well documented history of the state of Michigan and should be seen. I found the exhibits to be informative. From cars in Detroit to the president from Grand...More

Thank Jerome M
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Engagement_Team, Engagement Specialist at Michigan History Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you for your thoughtful review, Jerome! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you'll come back to see us again soon.

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serenitynowOhio
29 June 2018|
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Response from BAMW | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are no stairs at the main entrance and they have elevators.
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bmh1986
8 February 2016|
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Response from Andrei S | Reviewed this property |
6 dollars for adults, 4 for seniors (65+), 2 for children 6-17, and kids under 5 are free.
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perystrawberry
26 April 2015|
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Response from Brandy777219 | Reviewed this property |
Please call: 517-373-1359 with further questions.
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