Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Kids gets FREE Admission to the DIA on Grandparents Day 5/14 with paid adult general admission

On Saturday, May 14, the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) celebrates a special Grandparents Day.

Grandchildren get in free with adult general admission or DIA membership.

Among the programs offered on Grandparents Day are puppet performances of Little Red Riding Hood by Paul Mesner Puppets at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. In this version, Little Red Riding Hood finds the wolf disguised in her grandmother’s clothes and uses self-defense moves to teach the wolf a lesson. Kids and their grandparents can also make their own spinning toy in a drop-in workshop (Noon - 4pm) , and have a complimentary photo taken as a memento of the special day.

In addition, grandparents can take advantage of free valet parking available at the circular drive off John R Street and pick up a coupon at the museum to receive a 20% discount in the Museum Shop.

Other activities of interest to kids and their grandparents include playing the popular “Eye Spy” game, interspersed throughout the galleries; taking a self-guided tour including “10 Things to Do with Kids,” “Knights in Shining Armor” and "Game Day," among others. The special exhibitions It’s a Zoo in Here! Prints and Drawings of Animals and the 74th Annual Detroit Public Schools Student Exhibition will be on view, as well.

Programs are free with museum admission unless otherwise noted. For more information call (313) 833-7900 or visit www.dia.org.

Guided Tours: Saturday - 1, 3 p.m.

Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202


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