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Museum Hours

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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 second you walk through the door, you’ll be greeted with the voices of Motown and a profound sense of history and significance.

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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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Amplify: The Sound of Detroit


Ages 16+ | September - December

An open to the public, family-oriented event, AMPLIFY seeks to build on the rich legacy of Motown, celebrate the unique voices of Detroit....

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Ignite Summer Camp
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Ignite Summer Camp


9 - 12 Grade | July 26 - August 5

Ignite offers a day program for high school aged singers that will take them on a journey of artistic visioning through collaborative performance opportunities, group lessons and workshops catered to the foundation of artist development....

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Spark Summer Camp
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Spark Summer Camp


6 – 8 Grade | August 9 - 19

Motown SPARK is a day camp that provides a safe space for middle school aged participants to explore career opportunities available in the music industry and find their artistic talent....

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Events

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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SPARK Showcase


August 19, 2022 @ 2pm

Motown Museum - Rocket Plaza

Free and open to the public

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Legacy Podcast


All Episodes Are Now Available!

Streaming on all Podcast Platforms

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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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Motown Blog

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: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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We are now open! Guests can purchase tour tickets at the Museum Box Office on the day of their visit.

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Rocket Plaza at Motown Museum

Free and Open to the Public


 

CCCoM presents Cars, Coffee & The Motown Sound

Saturday, September 24  |  9am-1pm

Calling all Corvette lovers! You’re invited to a very special Cars & Coffee Detroit event by the Competition Corvette Club of Michigan. Join us on the Motown Museum Campus where over 60 cars will be on display. Car lovers can enjoy a cup of coffee while connecting over cars and Motown conversations!

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Motown Zumba Classes

Saturday, October 1  |  12-4pm

Let’s get active with a day of Zumba classes led by Chevy of RCI Studios. We’ll hit the plaza and dance to Motown’s classics by favorites such as The Supremes, Temptations and more for an afternoon of movement in the sun!

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Motortown Revue: A Culture In Motion

Sixty years ago, Motown’s roster of young singers, musicians, and staff boarded a crowded bus that would carry them for the next three months. Take a virtual tour down Detroit’s Riverwalk and discover how Motown paved the way to success on the road.

Current Exhibit

Trivia & Game Day

Saturday, October 8  |  12-4pm

Get ready to compete! Come out to play jumbo Jenga, oversized board games, cornhole and more. The day will also include a few rounds of Trivia with special prizes for our top three winners! Bring your friends and family to compete in a Motown History Scavenger Hunt complete with food and Motown sounds.

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Marketplace at Motown

Saturday, October 15  |  12-4pm

Community is everything at Motown’s first Marketplace! You’ll enjoy food, music, community and more with a day of connecting as we build communal wealth. Come shop with your favorite local brands and creatives right here on the Rocket Plaza!

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Motown Hustle 101

Saturday, October 22  |  12-4pm

Detroit steppers join us on the Rocket Plaza for lessons to some of the most popular hustles with dance coach Chevy of RCI Studios. Bring your best shoes, we’ll bring the energy! You’ll be moving with the best of the best by the end of the day!

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The Kresge Foundation National Endowment of the Arts


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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.

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