This is a post created on behalf of Sloan Museum who provided us free admission for our honest review! No compensation was given and all opinions are our own.
We recently had the privilege of visiting Sloan Museum in Flint, Michigan. We were in the Flint area for a funeral and contacted Sloan Museum on our way up via Facebook. They were super responsive and very friendly. We love finding hidden gems when we travel and Sloan Museum offers just that!
Sloan Museum is part of the Culture Complex in Flint with an art museum, theatre, and planetarium all within walking distance. Unfortunately we didn’t have enough time to explore all of those properties.
While at the Sloan Museum we were able to catch the tale end of the Water’s Extreme Journey exhibit! This is a very important topic to those living in and around Flint ever since the drinking water in the area had been contaminated! Children need to know how everyday choices can affect the drinking water for their family, community, and state.
The kids were having so much fun with the hands-on interactive exhibit it was hard for them to stand still long enough for us to get lots of pictures.
Sloan Museum’s main exhibits feature the History of Flint from daily life to the automotive industry and how history has impacted Flint and the United States. I was really impressed with the amount of exhibits throughout the museum.
There were any places to stop and take pictures or to interact with history! The kayak was a big hit for our kids since we’ve never kayaked before!
Big Red found some fun places to interact from places to dress-up to strum a guitar to a digital screen. All great for a kindergarten aged child!
Lil’ Red is 2 1/2 years old and VERY hands-on in his learning and exploration which Sloan Museum provided plenty of areas for a toddler/preschooler to learn and interact. He really enjoyed being able to reach many different interactive displays all by himself!
Eldest was impressed with the gun collection while Princess liked playing the penny whistle.
You know you’ve found a really good place for kids when your two year old sees the pictures you are editing and points to them and says, “I want to go back! Mom, I want to go there!” So then he runs to the bigger kids and tells them and your oldest son says, “Go ask mom to get a blog opp in Michigan so we can visit again.” Lil’ Red runs back to me while still editing pictures and says, “Mom get blog opp! I want to go back!”
I grew up with a father who worked in the automotive industry but was still intrigued by all of the history and artifacts that were present in Sloan’s exhibit hall.
We are only sharing a very small fraction of what the Sloan Museum has to offer so as to not spoil it for your visit! So if you are in or near Flint, Michigan I think it’s safe to say that visiting the Sloan Museum should be on your MUST DO in FLINT list!