FREE DPS Family Saturdays are back at the Detroit Children’s Museum with an exciting new line-up of events

On Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Detroit Public Schools and the Detroit Children’s Museum will kick off a new series of DPS Family Saturdays. 

DPS students ages 4-10 and their families are invited to attend a FREE event to explore the Detroit Children’s Museum.

A different theme will be held monthly at the museum, located at 6134 Second Avenue, starting with Family Game Day this Saturday.

DPS families will have the opportunity to explore the Gallery and learn about some of the Museum’s nearly 2 million historical artifacts, take in a Planetarium show, experiment in the Museum’s Sound and Music Room, participate in free drawings for prizes and much more.

All of these events and activities are free and available only to DPS families. Children must be chaperoned by an adult. Please call 313-873-8100 for additional information.

About the Detroit Children’s Museum: The Children’s Museum, currently open to the Title 1 children of Detroit Public Schools, was founded in 1917 and is the third oldest children’s museum in the country. The Museum possesses nearly 2 million artifacts, of which about 900,000 are available to be loaned to the educators of Title 1 students of Detroit Public Schools, which greatly enhances the learning experiences of Detroit Public Schools’ children. The Museum has an extensive doll collection including a 300-year-old doll, which was once owned by the Chene family of Chene Street and Chene Park fame and that first visited Detroit in 1703. The Detroit Children’s Museum’s artifact collection encompasses items from every corner of the world, including extraordinary items such as Anasazi pottery, an Egyptian Cat Mummy, and a twelve-foot Tiger Shark.

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