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Museum Hours

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

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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Spark Summer Camp
registration Open

Spark Summer Camp


6 – 9 Grade | August 2 - 13

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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Ignite Summer Camp
application Open

Ignite Summer Camp


10 - 12 Grade | August 2 - 13

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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Lyric Project
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Lyric Project


Ages 13-18 | July 12 - 16

During this 2-week entirely virtual online workshop, participants will be immersed in the basics of songwriting, music production, and how to communicate powerful emotion....

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Hitsville NEXT 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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Motown MIC: The Spoken Word Grand Finale


April 29, 2021 @ 7pm

Instagram TV, Facebook, and YouTube

Free

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amplify winner

Amplify: The Sound of Detroit Singing Competition


December 4, 2020

Comcast Channel 900

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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.

Expansion

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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: Closed
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
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Safety Measures


An Intimate, Reimagined
VIP Tour for all

Your safety is our top priority!

We’re thrilled to share the Motown legacy with you through a more personalized format. Each tour is our VIP experience, packed with more education, entertainment and experiences than ever before—providing an even greater opportunity for fans to share Motown love around the world. Here’s how we’ve shifted our experience:

Tour group sizes have been reduced to 10 people maximum.

Everyone is a VIP. The tour experience has been reimagined to be more personalized and exclusive, allowing our guests an unmatched experience with Motown history.

  • Due to smaller tours, museum guests will have a greater opportunity to hear, experience and share the stories where this incredible legacy was born.
  • Masks must remain on at all times inside the museum.
  • Photography will now be permitted throughout the entire museum!

No area is off limits, and social sharing of photos and videos is highly encouraged. Use the hashtag #MotownMuseum when posting—we may reshare your photos on our own social channels!

 


Health & Safety Protocols

Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our team and guests. Working in close alignment with CDC recommendations, Motown Museum has adopted new protocols that must be adhered to by all visitors.

If you are showing any COVID-19 symptoms or answer YES to any of our health screening questions, we will not be able to offer the museum experience to you on that day. This is for the protection, wellbeing, health and safety of all.

We apologize in advance for this increased level of scrutiny, but we must do what is necessary to keep our  guests and staff safe. Our process that all guests must follow is as follows:

  • Masks must remain on at all times inside the museum.
  • While we can still accommodate our walk up guests, We are encouraging guests to plan ahead when possible, and to purchase their tickets online here.
  • Guests will be greeted by an associate with a tablet for check-in.
  • It is mandatory that all guests wear a face mask covering their nose and mouth at all times inside the museum. If a guest does not have a face covering, the museum will provide one.
  • Guests must take a quick temperature check upon arrival.
  • Guests must complete a short health screening questionnaire for COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival.

 


Enhanced Sanitization

We are launching enhanced safety protocols for cleanliness and sanitation. Here’s what we are doing to ensure the museum is sparkling each and every day.

  • Hand sanitizing stations have been installed throughout the museum
  • Museum staff will regularly clean and sanitize museum surfaces at least once per hour

 


Our Approach to Social Distancing

The act of social distancing is an integral part of our health and safety protocol. To ensure all visitors are following this important practice, Motown Museum has made a few modifications to the campus and retail experience.

  • Motown-themed signage has been placed throughout the museum to create awareness of proper physical distancing between guests
  • The Motown Museum Store has been expanded to include curbside pickup for contactless shopping

Simply call in your order—(313) 875-2264—drive over to the museum, and then give us another call upon arrival to get your items hand-delivered to your vehicle!

 


A more personalized experience—for the same price.

Although we require additional staff to ensure the safest possible experience, we know the critical importance of our space in preserving the music and cultural history of Hitsville U.S.A.  While reimagining our tour experience to be more intimate and photo-friendly, Motown Museum has made the decision not to raise our tickets prices for tours!


We can’t wait to see you.

We are full of gratitude for the Motown fans around the world who have connected and supported us during this unprecedented time.

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