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Self Guided Visits

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Self-guided visits provide the opportunity for educators to engage directly with their students in a museum setting. This type of visit allows educators to prepare and lead customized experiences for their students. The DIA offers planning materials including gallery guides, maps and visiting guidelines that can be used to prepare for your self-guided visit.

  • Please note all school visits require five weeks notice to schedule.
  • If you would like to bring your students to see our 30 Americans exhibition please indicate that in the "special needs" section below. Please note: this special exhibition is free to all schools in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties with a reservation.
  • Visits can be scheduled to begin as soon as the museum opens (view museum hours).



Set up a DIA Visit

Please complete the form below to request a self-guided visit. You will generally receive a tour confirmation within 10 business days of receipt of your application. If you have questions or would like assistance with your application, please call 313.833.7981. Please let us know the best time to reach you; due to very high call volume, please be patient for a call back.

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Visit Information
Preferred Visit Date and Time

Please give two possible dates and times for your field trip. We will do our best to fill your request as listed. You will be contacted as soon as possible upon receipt of application if we are not able to meet your stated request.

Please note that self-guided visits must be scheduled at least 5 weeks in advance. MUSEUM CLOSED MONDAYS

NOTE: For grades K-2, we recommend a maximum visit time of two hours (including lunch). For grades 3-12, we recommend a maximum visit time of three hours (including lunch).

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School Information
Bus & Admission Subsidies

Limited transportation and admission subsidies are available on a first come, first served basis to those schools demonstrating need. Title I funded schools and schools with a high percentage of subsidized lunches are given priority.

  • We require 1 chaperone per 10 students within your group. Please note we reserve the right to deny your school group entry into the museum if this policy is not observed.
  • Please make sure the two dates that you have provided on your application are dates that your group is available. Be advised that your alternate date has the potential to be reserved for your school group visit.
  • The DIA standard is 120 visitors per group, per school, per day. School groups larger than 120 in total must apply for additional visit dates.

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