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“Exceptional, Informative, Multi-generational!”
Review of Sloan Museum

Sloan Museum
Ranked #4 of 68 things to do in Flint
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Regional history, historic automobiles, and hands-on science are major features of Sloan Museum. Dramatic settings, video programs and hundreds of artifacts and photographs portray the area’s tumultuous 20th century history in the Flint and the American Dream exhibit. Current temporary exhibit: Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition until May 21, 2017. View more than one hundred of authentic artifacts recovered from Titanic’s debris field, amazing recreations of her famous rooms, and share in the dramatic personal stories of her passengers and crew. Sponsored locally by HAP.
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We visited the Sloan Museum as an alternative to driving to another museum in Detroit and we were pleasantly surprised. We were able to take in the Titanic exhibit which was a rare treat. The artifacts were interesting and the experience engaging as there was featured background information on the passengers. Each of us received a boarding pass with the profile of one of the passengers and at the end of the exhibit we were able to find out if our passenger survived. This special exhibit was in addition to the regular exhibit which was just as fascinating exploring not only the regional history but 19th and 20th history common to everyday life for most Americans. Having a late relative who participated in the automotive sit-down strikes helped us to appreciate more of what life what like back then. A neat surprise were the two room children's hands on exhibit. A child in our party enjoyed that for at least an hour. There is a small self-serve (pop and snack machines) café adjacent to sit while children play. I highly recommend visiting the Sloan Museum if you are a local or from out of town. It is truly an inter-generational experience.

Thank livnlrn
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Went for the Titanic exhibit, checked out the rest of the place. Great capsule history of the Flint area.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

My kids love visiting the Sloan Museum! Very affordable and educational outing. Exhibits change on a regular basis so we return again and again. They have have a hands on area that’s great for little ones as well as interesting exhibits for all ages. My kids are 8, 13, and 17. The staff are helpful and friendly. If you have the time, stop here and then at their planetarium. It makes a great day out with the kids and they actually enjoy learning something new!

Thank Marianne B
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Was disappointed that it wasn't narrated.
Did enjoy being given a boarding pass of a real titanic passenger.
We all LIVED!

Thank June Z
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

The museum is right off I-475 and is next to the Flint Institute of Arts. This museum puts together nicely how Buick and GM are formed, as well as all the all interesting aspects to the area. Mostly filled with static displays and videos, there are a couple cool hands on activities, as well as a pretty big kids section. If you are passing through the area, stop by and take a look.

Thank Paul S
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