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Museum Hours

  • 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.

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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Bonus Tracks


10 - 12 Grade | February 27 - April 4

Bonus Tracks is a FREE after-school program that gives high school students an opportunity to explore exciting career pathways in the music industry...

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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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Amplify: The Sound of Detroit


Ages 16+ | January 2024 - March 2024

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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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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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.

Discover The Legacy

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.

Expansion

Support Motown Museum

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-6pm
  • Sunday: 10am-6pm
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Motown Museum

Hours, Admissions & Guidelines

Experience the place where the signature Motown Sound originated!

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

Closed on the following holidays

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Eve

Tickets

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.

  • Regular Adult Admission  •  $20
  • Seniors (62 & over), Students & Veterans  •  $17
  • Children (ages 5 – 17)  •  $17
  • Children (4 & under)  •  Free

  • Tickets are first come, first served. Space is limited and tour times may sell out.
  • Tickets, digital or print copy, are required at the box office for entry.
  • Tickets purchased are for a specific date and time and cannot be rescheduled or refunded.
  • Admission is by guided tour only, and lasts for approximately one hour.

 

Reduced Admission

Motown Museum and our partners strive to create an accessible experience for all by offering discounted admissions. The programs listed below must be redeemed in person and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. We look forward to your visit.

  • Bank of America – Museums on Us®
    Bank of America cardholders receive free general admission on the first full weekend of every month through the Museums On Us® program. Cardholders must present a picture ID. Other guests in their party must pay general admission. Discount is available in-person only at the Motown Museum box office. For more information about this exciting national program, please click HERE.

 

Parking:

There is street parking available near the museum. We recommend downloading and signing up for the Park Detroit App prior to your trip.


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Guidelines

Our greatest priority has been and continues to be the safety and wellbeing of our guests and team members. We have trained our staff on protocols and procedures to ensure everyone is safe. Read more on our safety measures page.

  • Photography is allowed everywhere in the museum except in the Video Presentation room
  • No Videography
  • No Food/Drink
  • No Backpacks, Luggage, or Strollers

Accessibility and Special Needs

Motown Museum guided tours provide personalized service to visitors. Equipped with an elevator, ramp for wheelchairs and wheelchair-accessible restrooms, we welcome any and all guests with special accommodations. Read more on our accessibility statement page.

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