The Michigan Activity Pass gives families FREE and discounted access to popular destinations throughout Michigan. Here’s your guide to venues and offers in metro Detroit. Get your mobile pass for a discount here.

Have you heard about the MAP Pass and have been curious if it’s really worth it? The answer is yes! Step one is getting a library card if you don’t already have one. Your local library will allow you to sign up at any time. All you need is proof of residency. (Bill, driver’s license etc.) Next step is head to their website HERE. Scroll down type in your zip code, how far you wish to travel, home library (where your card is from) and what type of attractions you wish to look for and hit search! The next page will show you the closest locations to you first.

If you are planning a vacation or trip, use the handy map feature to zoom in on the area you are visiting to see if anything is available. When you see something that interests you click the “More Info” tab below the listing. This will tell you exactly what your pass will cover. Not all MAP Passes cover admission. Some cover percentages off in the gift shop, only partial admission, or buy one, get one admission. So, be sure to verify! Once you find something you want to do. Click “Get Pass.” This will take you to a new tab. At the top of the page under the help button you can select up to 14 days out. Choose the day you wish to visit and click request pass. Type in your information along with your library card number and your pass will be emailed to you! Passes can be used once a week per library card. It’s easy, and simple to use and a great resource for parents!

Check out a few of the amazing places the MAP Pass can unlock for you below! Note: these are not all of them. Just a few of our favorites.


Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit)

  • 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
  • Buy one general admission, get one free general museum admission. Special exhibits not included. The museum is open, but advanced ticket reservations are required.

The Carr Center (Detroit)

  • 15 E. Kirby Street, Detroit, MI 48202
  • Mention of Michigan Activity Pass when purchasing tickets for a ticketed event will automatically receive a 20% off discount. Enter promo code MAP22 on the ticket site.

Yankee Air Museum (Belleville)

  • 47884 D Street, Belleville, MI 48111
  • One free Adult admission to the YAM ($15.00 value). One free Child admission to the YAM ($11.00 value).  

Cranbrook Art Museum (Bloomfield Hills)

  • 39221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
  • Full access to the museum on any day except special events and openings.

Chi-Town Union Station & West Oakland Rail Museum (Commerce Township)

  • 8275 Cooley Lake Road, Commerce Township, MI 48382
  • MAP pass holders receive a $1.00 per person discount.

Dearborn Historical Museum (Dearborn)

  • 915 S Brady Street, Dearborn, MI 48124
  • Free admission, donations welcome.

Old Mill Museum (Dundee)

  • 242 Toledo Street, Dundee, MI 48131
  • Free admission. Private tours available upon advance request. Donations are welcome.  

Michigan Military Technical and Historical Society Museum (Eastpointe)

  • 16600 Stephens, Eastpointe, MI 48021
  • MAP pass users receive $2.00 off the regular admission price.

Hamburg Historical Museum (Hamburg)

  • 7225 Stone Street, Hamburg, MI 48139
  • Free admission and free guided tours. 

Monroe County Vietnam Veterans Museum and Memorial (Monroe)

  • 1099 North Dixie Highway, Monroe, MI 48162
  • Free admission, donations welcome.  

Monroe County Historical Museum (Monroe)

  • 126 S Monroe Street, Monroe, MI 48161
  • Free admission.  

Northeast Oakland Historical Society & Museum (Oxford)

  • 1 N Washington Street, Oxford, MI 48371
  • Free admission to all exhibits and guided tours by one of our knowledgeable docents. Please call ahead for larger groups.  

Oakland County Pioneer Museum (Pontiac)

  • 405 Cesar Chavez Avenue, Pontiac, MI 48342
  • Half off admission price to any lecture or event.  Note: Outdoor exhibits, gazebo and flower garden are open, but an appointment is required for an indoor tour. 

Plymouth Historical Museum (Plymouth)

  • 155 South Main Street, Plymouth, MI 48170
  • $2 off admission for adults; free admission for children 12 and under w/ adult.  

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm (Rochester Hills)

  • 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307
  • Buy one admission, get one free. Not valid during special events. Please check the website for the dates of the special events. 

Rentschler Farm Museum (Saline)

  • 1265 E Michigan Avenue, Saline, MI 48176
  • 10% discount in the gift shop. Offer blacked out on the Fourth of July on account closure of the Rentschler Farm Museum for that day.

Saline Road Depot Museum (Saline)

  • 402 N Ann Arbor Street, Saline, MI 48176
  • Free admission.

 Wayne Historical Museum (Wayne)

  • One Town Square, Wayne, MI 48184
  • Free admission.

Michigan Firehouse Museum (Ypsilanti)

  • 110 W Cross Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
  • Free admission for one person. Limit one pass per group or family. 

Historical Homes + Villages

Cobblestone Farm Museum (Ann Arbor)

  • 2781 Packard Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
  • Free admission.  

Greenmead Historical Park (Livonia)

  • 20501 Newburgh Road, Livonia, MI 48152
  • Two free admission passes for regular Sunday tours (if available). Park grounds are open year round dawn until dusk. The grounds are open to the public.

Mill Race Historical Village (Northville)

  • 215 Griswold Avenue, Northville, MI 48167
  • Free admission. 10% discount on these two Northville History books sold at the JM Mead General Store and the Cady Inn Office: Northville…The First Hundred Years and Images of America: Northville.  Note: Buildings and tours are currently closed, but the grounds are currently open to the public. 

Meadowbrook Hall (Rochester)

  • 480 S Adams Road, Rochester, MI 48309
  • $5 off tour admission for up to four people.

Troy Historic Village (Troy)

  • 60 W. Wattles Road, Troy, MI 48098
  • Free admission for children when accompanied by paying adults.

Waterford Historic Village (Waterford)

  • 4490 Hatchery Road, Waterford, MI 48329
  • Free admission; 20% discount on items in the gift shop.

Parks + Nature Centers

Belle Isle Park (Detroit)

  • 2 Inselruhe Avenue, Detroit, MI 4807
  • Good for one day of FREE fun in this park!  The park is open year-round from dawn till dusk.  Note: the aquarium and conservatory are currently closed.

 Farmington Hills Nature Center (Farmington Hills)

  • 24915 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48336
  • MAP Pass holders will receive $1.00 off drop in classes, excluding Outdoor Yoga.  The Nature Center is open for private tours by appointme

Howell Conference & Nature Center (Howell)

  • 1005 Triangle Lake Road, Howell, MI 48843
  • Free admission for a family of four to Wild Wonders Wildlife Park: take a self-guided tour of more than 70 exhibits of native Michigan animals, enjoy the hands-on Nature Zone, play in The Tree House at Alexandria’s Naturescape, and hike our miles of trails. Show your MAP pass in the Welcome Center and receive 10% off your Gift Shop purchase.  

Maybury State Park (Northville)

  • 20145 Beck Road, Northville, MI 48167
  • Good for one day of FREE fun in this park!

River Raisin Territorial Park (Monroe)

  • 3815 N Custer Road, Monroe, MI 48162
  • Free admission.  Note: Grounds open to the public year-round, check their website for updated building hours.

Indoor Activities

SEA Life Michigan Aquarium (Auburn Hills)

  • 4316 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
  • Save $7.00 off standard SEA LIFE entry.

Anton Art Center (Mt. Clemens)

  • 125 Macomb Place, Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
  • Free admission. 

Plymouth Community Arts Council (Plymouth)

  • 774 N. Sheldon Road, Plymouth, MI 48170
  • Use CODE MAP15 for $10 off any summer camp or September & January Youth Theater program tuition, subject to camp/class availability. 

Michigan Philharmonic (Plymouth)

  • 774 N. Sheldon Road, Plymouth, MI 48170
  • The Michigan Phil will offer 2 for 1 tickets for select concerts. Please call 734–451-2112.  

Pontiac Community Art Center (Pontiac)

  • 47 Williams Street, Plymouth, MI 48341
  • 20% off tuition to participate in one 8 week class during PCAC’s Fall, Winter or Spring Terms or 20% off one week of the PCAC’s Summer Confetti Camp program.  

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