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  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 10am-6pm
  • Thursday: 10am-6pm
  • Friday: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday: 10am-8pm
  • Sunday: 10am-6pm

We are closed on New Years Day, Memorial Day, Easter Sunday, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Eve

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Motown Museum is the beating heart of the extraordinary Motown legacy—a destination that brings together people and ideas from different generations, and celebrates the past while simultaneously building a bridge to the future.

About Motown Museum

To ensure our vast collection maintains public visibility, and to keep things fresh for our guests, Motown Museum changes its main gallery exhibit 1-2 times per year. Here is what’s currently showing at our museum.

Current Exhibit

Motown Museum transports you into an era of musical magic. From the moment you step on the plaza, you’ll be immersed in the Motown sound and will experience a profound sense of history.

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Hitsville NEXT Programs

Our uniquely curated community programs emphasize education, entrepreneurship and equity—with experiences, mentoring and exposure that nurtures and elevates tomorrow’s history makers. Museum programs cultivate creativity and entrepreneurship in budding talent, allowing great art, big ideas and innovation to flourish.

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Ignite Summer Camp
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Ignite Summer Camp

9 - 12 Grade | July 9 - 19

Ignite is a two-week program designed for high school-aged singers who want to take their musical talents to the next level...

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Spark Summer Camp

6 – 8 Grade | August 6 - 16

For middle-school students passionate about music, we offer Spark, a day camp that helps students write and perform music together...

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Lyric Project

Ages 14-18 | June 18 – 28

Lyric Project is a two-week workshop that helps students learn about songwriting, music production, and communicating powerful and authentic emotions through music...

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From memorable galas and concert performances, to community celebrations and educational programs, we host a range of special events throughout the year.

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Rocket Plaza at Motown Museum

Events are Free and Open to the Public

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Private Events

Interested in hosting your own event at Motown?

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Motown Legacy

As an irresistible force of social and cultural change, the legendary Motown portfolio made its mark not just on the music industry, but society at large, with a signature Motown Sound that has become one of the most significant musical accomplishments and stunning success stories of the 20th century.

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Like many other African Americans in the early 20th century, Berry Gordy, Sr. and his wife, Bertha Fuller Gordy, came North from Georgia to find a better life for themselves and their family.

Gordy Family

Motown is an extended family of some of the most iconic and influential artists, musicians and songwriters of our time. Brought together by destiny through their love for making music, they found themselves making history.

Motown Artists

The culmination of years of planning, hard work and generous contributions from dedicated donors, the highly anticipated, $50 million Motown Museum expansion project will grow the museum campus to a 50,000-square-foot world-class entertainment and education tourist destination.


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When you contribute to the Motown Museum, you become part of a rich musical and cultural legacy. We are a 501(c)(3) not for profit, tax-exempt organization in Detroit.

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Museum Hours

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 10am-6pm
  • Thursday: 10am-6pm
  • Friday: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday: 10am-8pm
  • Sunday: 10am-6pm
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Board of Trustees

Motown Museum consists of a dedicated board of trustees, each carrying a passion for developing and executing the mission and vision of the nonprofit organization.

Robin R. Terry


Chairwoman & CEO; Motown Museum

JamesJimmy Settles, Jr.

Vice President

Group Executive of Neighborhoods; City of Detroit

Derek Hurt


President; Derek R. Hurt, PLC

Mort Noveck


Partner; Alspector, Sosin & Noveck, PLLC 

Karla Hall-Trammell

Vice President (Retired); DTE Foundation 

Ethan Davidson

Trustee; William Davidson Foundation

Mary Culler

President; Ford Motor Company Fund

Jon Platt

Chairman & CEO, Sony Music Publishing

Elesha Bridgers

President; Esther Gordy Bullock Edwards Foundation 

Iris Gordy

Vice President (Retired); Motown Records Corporation 

Allen Rawls

Architectural and Urban Design; Independent Consultant

Rhonda Ross Kendrick

President; Makeda Music, Film & Television, LLC

Levi Stubbs III

Director of Corporate Development; Integrated Manufacturing & Assembly 

Robert Buzzelli

Senior Director & Shareholder at TerraNova Capital Partners
Smokey Robinson: Business Manager Partner, Appollo 3, LLC

Douglas “Doug E. Fresh” Davis

Entrepreneur, Legendary Rapper, Producer, and Beatboxer

Jeffrey Harleston

General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs; Universal Music Group

Vivian Pickard

President & CEO, The Pickard Group, LLC

Keith Clinkscales

CEO, KTC Ventures

Matthew J. Simoncini

Philanthropist, President/CEO (Retired); Lear Corp 

Aaron Dworkin

University of Michigan School of Music; Theatre & Dance

Robert G. Riney

President and CEO Henry Ford Health

Trustees Emeritus

  • Paul Czarnik, Co-Founder; MadDog Technology
  • Joanne Jackson, Co-Founder; Golden World Records
  • Myrna Webb, Vice President (Retired); Hudson Securities


FY: 2023-2024

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