Have Fun and Save Money with the Explore Detroit Pass

Modified: December 12, 2022 | Story by Max White

The Explore Detroit Pass from Visit Detroit will help you see the city and have a ton of fun while saving money, and who doesn’t like to save some money?

With nearly two dozen partners, the pass has different discounts and offers a ton of different opportunities for anyone looking to have fun in metro Detroit.

On top of that, make sure you pair the Explore Detroit Pass with the Detroit Brew Trail, which will help you try some great breweries in the area and win prizes!

We’ll break down the Explore Detroit pass based on different things you may want to do, and you can find more info here.

For the history lover

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

One of the premiere museums in metro Detroit and located in the heart of Midtown, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is committed to preserving African American culture.

There are dozens of permanent and visiting exhibits with hundreds of programs for you to learn about the history of African Americans.

With the Explore Detroit Pass, you can get 20% off admission.

Shopping for records at the Charles H. Wright museum of African American History

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Museum

Go back in time and see the birthplace of the Ford Model T, which happened at the Piquette Plant. It was built in 1904 and in 2000, a group started working to preserve the plant.

Inside, you can get a guided tour and see what the plant was like, and get up close to some seriously old cars.

You can also get $5 off two adult admissions with the Explore Detroit Pass.

The Henry Ford 

“One of the world’s coolest museums” — The New York Times

The Henry Ford is Michigan’s premier multivenue cultural destination with three must-see attractions: Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village and the Ford Rouge Factory Tour. Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation is a 9-acre museum showcasing American Innovation in mobility, design, agriculture, and social transformation. Greenfield Village is an 80-acre outdoor living history museum with historic districts, larger-than-life artifacts, and interactive experiences. During the Ford Rouge Factory Tour, visitors experience the legendary Ford factory making America’s most iconic truck, the Ford F-150.

At The Henry Ford, you’ll experience the history of America — its inventions, people, culture and can-do spirit — and hundreds of interactive ways to explore it, enjoy it and be inspired by it.

With the Explore Detroit Pass, you can get 50% off of the second attraction with the purchase of a combo ticket: Village & Museum, Museum & Factory Tour, or Village & Factory Tour.

Pewabic Pottery

A nonprofit located on Detroit’s East Side, Pewabic Pottery was established in 1903 and is one of the oldest continually operating potteries in the country.

It’s still an active pottery with a tile studio, ceramic arts education center and welcomes people from around the world.

With the Explore Detroit Pass, you can get 20% off a 4×4 Detroit Skyline Tile.

For the family

Detroit Dye House

Have some fun with the Detroit Dye House, where you can shop tie-dye clothing and also take a dye class and get to use tie-dye up close.

With the pass, you get 20% off a Dye Class 101.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan

About 40 minutes north of Detroit, you’ll find Great Lakes Crossing Outlets and inside is the LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Peppa Pig World of Play and Sea Life Michigan Aquarium.

LEGOLAND is the ultimate indoor LEGO playground that has rides, a 4D Cinema, MINILAND and more. In all, there are more than 10 attractions for kids to have fun with.

The Explore Detroit Discount Pass gets you 20% off admission.

DNR Outdoor Adventure Center

Get hands-on with Michigan’s natural environment but stay indoors at the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center. The state’s location along the Detroit Riverfront will give you summer feels even if it’s in the middle of winter.

You can learn about the state’s natural history, resources and more, and with the Explore Detroit Pass, you can get a buy-one-get-one-free admission.

Peppa Pig World of Play Michigan

Peppa Pig World of Play is perfect for younger kids and their families. They have more than a dozen different play areas packed with their favorite characters from Peppa Pig and immerse them in the show.

You can get 20% off tickets with the Explore Detroit Pass, and you should also pair it with LEGOLAND or the Aquarium.

Sea Life Michigan Aquarium

Check out the thousands of water creatures from over 250 species at Sea Life Michigan Aquarium, where you can get up close to sharks, rays, sea turtles and more.

Exhibits focus locally on the Great Lakes and through the oceans, and there’s also an interactive touch pool where you can touch sea stars, urchins, rockpool creatures and more.

Our Explore Detroit Pass gets you 20% off admission.

Selfie Museum of Detroit

Have fun with the entire family spending time at the Selfie Museum of Detroit. There are more than 20 different scenes to take some photos with, and the interactive art installations will leave you smiling with great pictures.

You can get 50% off one ticket with the purchase of a full-price ticket with the Explore Detroit Pass.

For the bachelor or bachelorette party

Detroit Yoga Lab

Starting the day with a yoga session might be perfect for what could be a long day on a bachelor or bachelorette party.

The store is “obsessed with sweaty, sweet, and spiritual” and teaches various classes that help increase strength and flexibility.

You can get three yoga classes for $30 with the Explore Detroit Pass.

The HandleBar Detroit

After a yoga session, hop on The HandleBar Detroit and explore the city with a drink in your hand on a pedal pub.

The pedal pubs hold 16 people and are electric-assisted, meaning you won’t have to do all the work yourself.

You can get $50 off a group tour with the Explore Detroit Pass.

For the explorer

Antique Touring Company

You can get a tour of Detroit in a historic, antique, Detroit-made automobile with the Antique Touring Company. They go through Belle Isle, the MotorCities Heritage Area and Corktown, plus another tour of the Detroit Riverfront.

You can get 20% off a tour with the Explore Detroit Pass.

Detroit Princess Riverboat

Get out on the water while you can on the historic Detroit Princess Riverboat, which goes up and down the Detroit River with beautiful views of the city to go along with food and drinks.

With the Explore Detroit Pass, you can get 20% off a souvenir photo in a frame.

Detroit Princess and the Ambassador Bridge

Wheelhouse Detroit

See the city on your own time and on two wheels with Wheelhouse Detroit! They offer bicycle rentals, bike tours and more for the city.

The pass gets you $5 off a tour.

For the sports and entertainment lover

313 Presents

313 Presents in the top live entertainment company in Detroit with six venues across the area, including Little Caesars Arena, the Fox Theatre, Comerica Park, Pine Knob, Meadow Brook Amphitheatre and the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre.

Whether it’s sports, music or anything else, 313 Presents will get you inside access to shows with the Explore Detroit Pass.

Pine Knob Music Theatre, 313 Presents

Pistons Performance Center

The all-new Pistons Performance Center in New Center is the home for the Detroit Pistons organization and practice facilities.

They also offer spaces for events where you can host any size or book a tour of the facility to get a behind-the-scenes look.

The pass gets you $5 off admission to Detroit Pistons games or Motor City Cruise games.

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