Michigan Historical Center education experiences are filled with sound, touch, movement and even smell. These activities that reach students who may struggle with lectures and textbooks. The programs focus on real-world skills that future leaders will need throughout their lives—asking questions, researching answers, analyzing information, drawing conclusions and presenting those conclusions. They align with the Content Expectations established by the Michigan Board of Education. Whatever the specific subject matter, the primary goal of all programs is to stimulate the love of learning that is fundamental to educational success.
Michigan Historical Center education experiences reach over 80,000 young people visiting with their classes, families, pre-schools, home school groups, scouts and other youth organizations. The Center has been particularly successful in reaching elementary students in grades 3-5, where most schools have some focus on Michigan history. The Center is now working to expand its offerings for pre-school and secondary school youth.