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

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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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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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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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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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AMPLIFY: The Sound of Detroit Grand Finale


March 16, 2024

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts

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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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  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 10am-6pm
  • Thursday: 10am-6pm
  • Friday: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday: 10am-6pm
  • Sunday: 10am-6pm
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Motown Museum at the 2024 NFL Draft

April 2024

The energy shifted on the final day of the 2024 NFL Draft when a massive, spinning Motown record adorned the main stage screen that typically showcased team logos and recent draft picks. Proud Detroiters and visitors alike knew this meant it was time to honor an important pillar of Detroit’s legacy – the Motown Sound.

Day 3 of the 2024 NFL Draft in Detroit put a special spotlight on the city’s culture, music, and community. Motown plays a key role in Detroit’s musical legacy, and Hitsville NEXT programming is one of the ways we continue that legacy within our city. This mission truly came to fruition as three Amplify: The Sound of Detroit alumnus took the stage to represent Motown Museum in front of a record-breaking crowd last Saturday, April 27.

Kimi Chex of NFL Total Access introduced each of the Amplify Finalists following a live interview with Museum Director, Sheila Spencer. Chase Alan, the 2024 2nd Runner Up, kicked off the performances with an energetic rendition of Marvin Gaye’s “Ain’t That Peculiar.” Next, 2023 Amplify Artist of the Year, Drey Skonie, performed Smokey Robinson and The Miracles’ “Ooh Baby Baby.” Jasmine Terrell, the 2024 Amplify Artist of the Year, wrapped up the set with a vibrant performance of Teena Marie’s “Square Biz.”

The performances were met with enthusiastic applause and had the crowd dancing in the street and grooving in their seats.

“That was incredible! I think the stage belongs to them.” -Kimi Chex

All three Hitsville NEXT performers left the stage filled with exhilaration and pride. The day served as a memorable moment for Motown Museum, showcasing Detroit’s enduring musical legacy to a global audience.


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