Group Tours & Programs

The Dossin Great Lakes Museum provides engaging educational, fun experiences for everyone. Join our docents on an exploration of the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. 

Tours must be booked a minimum of 2 to 4 weeks in advance. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation letter with an invoice and other important information. Full payment is due two weeks prior to the program date. Your tour is subject to cancellation if your payment is late.

Please note:
  • The Dossin Great Lakes Museum does not allow self-guided groups of more than 30 people. If self-guided groups are not booked in advance, they may not be granted access to the museum, please call 313.833.1801 to reserve.
  • If your group cancels in less than 48 hrs, or does not show up for your reservation time, a $50.00 cancellation fee will be applied to your school or group account. 
  • Should you need to reschedule or cancel your reservation, please contact our education team as soon as possible (313.833.1801), so that we can accommodate your reservation changes. 
Prices (includes general admission):
  • Self-Guided Experience for 15 or more adults: $7.50 per adult
  • Scavenger Hunt Experience for 15 or more adults: $10.00 per adult
  • Guided Tour Experience: $10.00 per adult

Reservation of lunchroom/meeting space is an additional $50.00
Use of museum spaces outside of regular hours is an additional $150.00 


Maritime History Tour                              

The Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle is the perfect setting to learn about the geographic, economic, social and cultural developments of the Detroit River and the Great Lakes waterways. Learn how the Great Lakes provide transportation routes for shipping goods and people, and the roles the Great Lakes played in the War of 1812 and World War II.

Time: Wednesday-Friday at 10-11:30 a.m., 12:30- 2 p.m., or 2-3:30 p.m. (final time slot reserved for adults only)

Capacity: 10-75 people                    

Cost: $10 per person

built by the river


For more information on our programs or to schedule a group tour, please call us at 313.833.1801 or complete the short form below. For school field trips and programs, please click here

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