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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

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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Lyric Project

Ages 14-18 | June 20 - 30

During this two-week workshop, participants will be immersed in the foundations of songwriting, music production, and the art of communicating powerful and authentic emotion....

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Ignite Summer Camp
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Ignite Summer Camp

9 - 12 Grade | July 11 - 21

Ignite offers a day program for high-school-age singers and songwriters to engage deeply in artistic visioning, collaborative performance, group lessons, and workshops focused on artist development....

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Spark Summer Camp

6 – 8 Grade | August 1 - 11

Spark is a day camp that provides middle-school-aged participants the opportunity to write and perform music together, explore career opportunities in the music industry, dig into the legacy of Motown, and foster creativity and artistry....

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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.

Calendar of Events
Hitsville NEXT Events

AMPLIFY: the Sound of Detroit Finale

March 15, 2023

Gem Theatre Detroit

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Motown MIC: The Spoken Word Competition

August 2022

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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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The Motown Museum is now open and once again offering immersive, interactive tours! Book a Tour!

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Bonus Tracks

10 - 12 Grade | January 25 - March 29

Program Dates

Wednesdays, January 25 - March 29

Program Time


Grade Range

10th - 12th

Program Location

Hitsville NEXT Campus

Application Deadline

Monday, January 23

Program Details

Established in 2018, Bonus Tracks is a FREE after-school program for high school students interested in learning about and creating a career pathway to the music industry. Our goal is to foster the development of the next generation of Universal Music Group executives!

We’ll cover topics like A&R, Marketing, Streaming and Content Creation; hear from guest speakers, work on a capstone project and enjoy networking opportunities to help students gain a basic understanding of the role of a modern record label in the new age of music discovery.

Program Schedule

Bonus Tracks classes will take place at 4 p.m. every Wednesday from January 25–March 29 at Hitsville NEXT.

January 25 | Motown Immersion/ Bonus Tracks 101

February 1 | How You Move

February 8 | A&R

February 15 | Commercial Sales & Sync Licensing

February 22 | Winter Break – No Class

March 1 | Publicity & Tour Promo

March 8 | Radio Promo & Markets

March 15 | Video & Content

March 22 | Marketing/Brand Partnership

March 29 | Wrap-up and Project Presentations


  • Be a student in 10th through 12th grade at a Metro Detroit High School
  • Posses a strong interest in learning the business of music
  • Have a satisfactory academic and behavioral standing
  • Previous internship experience is a plus, but not required


Awarded to one (1) college-bound student who best exemplifies the program’s mission and meet the following requirements:

  • Completes satisfactory fulfillment of the Bonus Track program objectives
  • Demonstrates evidence of community leadership–in and out of the classroom
  • Has a strong commitment to academic excellence
  • On-time completion and presentation of Bonus Tracks capstone project

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