Detroit Experience Pass offers discounted admission to 7 world-class museums

October 29, 2014 - MLive

Detroit Experience Pass offers discounted admission to 7 world-class museums

By Dustin Block

DETROIT, MI - Tourists visiting Detroit can now get discounted admissions to seven of the city's most popular cultural attractions with the new Detroit Experience Pass.

Launched by the Detroit Experience Factory, the DX-Pass is the first of its kind to provide access to several of Detroit’s world-class museums in one package.

“Many other cities offer some type of museum pass. We’re excited to finally be making this happen in Detroit,” said Jeanette Pierce, executive director at DXF.

Organizers believe the DX-Pass is not just for out-of-towners. It encourages locals to make a day or a weekend out of Detroit’s amazing cultural assets and for some, to visit places they’ve never been before.

“There are many locals that don’t realize how cool it is to have a “cultural district” in Detroit," said Tonya Matthews, CEO at Michigan Science Center. "The Michigan Science Center is almost close enough to our sister institutions to literally hold hands. I think the Detroit Experience Pass will help remind us all of the STEM, Arts and Ed destinations in our own backyard."

For $32, the DX-Pass grants visitors access to these seven cultural experiences:

* Charles H. Wright Museum
* Detroit Historical Museum
* Detroit Institute of Arts
* Michigan Science Center
* Motown Museum
* Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
* DXF Cultural Center Walking Tour

The pass may be used for one standard admission to each of the listed partner organizations and will be valid for 8 days from when the pass is picked up. It can be purchased online starting Oct. 28 and can be picked up at D:hive, MoCAD or the Detroit Historical Museum starting Nov. 1. It will also be available for purchase at the D:hive Welcome Center at 1253 Woodward in Downtown Detroit.

For easy access to the participating cultural institutions, the Hard Rock Cafe will provide a complimentary shuttle for pass-holders on Saturdays from 12-5pm. The shuttle will run a continuous loop between participating museums.

Additionally, the DX-Pass will offer discounts to some of the museum gift shops and a growing list of local Detroit businesses to encourage people to expand their cultural experience to include meals and shopping. The Detroit Experience Pass is made possible with support from the Downtown Detroit Partnership, MLive Media Group, IXITI! and all the participating museums.

The Detroit Experience Factory, a program of the Downtown Detroit Partnership, creates experiences that are enlightening, entertaining and led by Detroiters. In 2013, DXF took over 10,000 people on tours of the city and served as a go-to resource for visitors and longtime Detroiters looking to explore Detroit’s rich history and exciting new developments.

DXF offers a wide range of experiences including walking, bus and bar tours, and customized experiences such as scavenger hunts, strolling suppers, and more. Learn more at

Downtown Detroit Partnership is a partnership of corporate, civic and philanthropic leaders that supports advocates and develops programs and initiatives designed to create a clean, safe, and inviting Downtown Detroit. More information available at