Guided Tours Admission
Adults (age 13 - 61) $7
Adults (age 62+) $4
Youth (age 3 -12) $4
Tour guide - $30 to accommodate 1 to 35 guests per group (admissions must be paid)
Members and children under age 3 are admitted free.
For guided tour information, please contact the museum at (313) 494-5808.
And Still We Rise: Our Journey through African American History and Culture
This long-term exhibition serves as the central experience of our museum. The journey begins in prehistoric Africa, the cradle of human life; guests witness several ancient and early modern civilizations that evolved on the continent. Crossing the Atlantic Ocean, they experience the tragedy of the Middle Passage and encounter those who resisted the horrors of bondage, emancipated themselves and sometimes took flight by way of the Underground Railroad. Throughout this trip, the efforts of everyday men and women who built families, businesses, educational institutions, spiritual traditions, civic organizations and a legacy of freedom and justice in past and present-day Detroit are hailed. What an awesome journey!
Self-Guided Museum Learning Experience
Guests will experience the permanent exhibition And Still We Rise: Our Journey through African American History and Culture. Each person will be able to explore the 22-gallery exhibition on his and her own.
Guided Tour Learning Experience
Guests will travel through the 22-gallery permanent exhibition And Still We Rise: Our Journey through African American History and Culture with a trained Museum Educator. The Educator will impart important information from each gallery and answer any questions.
Guests will experience this remarkable exhibit with different people of the time periods they are traveling through. They will begin with an archeologist who will guide them through ancient Africa. Then a market vendor from the kingdom of Benin will greet them. Once the guests arrived in the United States they will be guided by a self-emancipated person who will take them through the Underground Railroad. As each person moves forward in time they will also meet a factory worker at the Ford factory and experience Paradise Valley of the 1940’s. Finally, they will meet a civil rights activist on his way to a protest in the 1960’s. This is truly an adventure!
Children under the age of 8-years old will experience a modified version of the Guided Tour Learning Experience.
The experience that groups will automatically receive Tuesday through Friday from 9 am until 2 pm will be an Individual Educator Museum Learning Experience. Tours scheduled on the weekends or after 2 pm on weekdays will receive an Individual Educator Museum Learning Experience, unless otherwise arranged.
Children's Discovery Room (Pre-K to 3rd Grade)
The Children's Discovery Room, specifically tailored for pre-K through 3rd grade children, is an addition to the And Still We Rise: Our Journey through African American History and Culture exhibit, and creatively presents the story of emancipation in an innovative, age-appropriate manner through interactive technologies, storytelling, music and live acting, providing a wonderful tool for teachers and group leaders to introduce their children to a complex part of American history. Complimentary workshop included. Program runs 60 minutes.
Extend your tour plans to include a museum workshop. Your students will enjoy learning about African culture with one of the several workshops we offer for students of all ages. Subjects include African Flags, jewelry making, and treasure hunts. Just add an additional $ 2.00 per student per workshop to complete your tour reservation.
To make a reservation complete the preliminary on line group tour booking and a representative will contact you within 24 hours receipt of your request.
Tours and outreach programs are available:
Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, Sunday from 1 pm - 2:30 pm.
Sack lunch - an area will be reserved for groups that bring their own lunches. Because of limited capacity in the Museum, a $1 reservation fee will be applied per person.
To ensure that all guests receive a quality experience, groups must provide 1 chaperone for every 10 students. Special needs groups must provide one chaperone for every five students. It is important that chaperones stay with the group at all times.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is due within 72 hours after you book your tour. Final payment is due upon arrival.
Please have the following information ready when calling:
• Group Name
• Telephone no./fax no./e-mail
• Date/Arrival time (please select 3 dates)
• Group contact
• Number of persons at ages 3-12, 13-61 and/or 62+
• Number of Chaperones
• Number of additional adults
• School District
• Payment Plan