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education programs

Dennos Museum Center education programs are designed to be accessible for all audiences while connecting the arts and sciences with the daily lives of learners. Programs are engaging, interactive, and objective-based. Choose from the options below or call (231)995-1029 for more information. Scholarships are available here.

Additional programs and special events are continually being added to the calendar, including opportunities to meet contemporary artists and explore hands-on art making. Sign up for e-news to get updates.

activities at the museum

Thank you for visiting the Dennos Museum Center's galleries. If you are looking for a little something extra to help you or your children engage with the artworks on exhibit, visit the link above.

activities AT Home

Please check out the DRAW NoMI page, the Dennos Facebook page, or Dennos YouTube for more information. You can also visit the Educator Resources link below.


We hope these resources will be of service to our visitors, students, patrons, friends, and neighbors to help contextualize current events, and to learn more about racial inequality in America.

National Museum of African American History and Culture: Talking About Race

JSTOR: Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus


(Grades PRE-K–12)

Developed with age-appropriate curricula, tours and performances are a wonderful way to highlight a specific subject, practice critical thinking, and engage students in the arts & sciences.



Informal learning experiences abound for scouts and campers of all ages, sizes, and interests. Let us know if you are earning a badge.



Design a visit with the help of museum staff and volunteers to integrate experiential learning into your syllabus. 



The museum is the perfect place for lifelong learning. Tour with your social club, staff retreat, or family gathering. 



Check out information on scholarships, curriculum connections, and lesson plans prior to or after your visit. 



Dennos docent volunteers and others can find planning materials for tours here.