From dinosaurs to fighter jets, Museums Near Riverview have something for everyone. They are located in the heart of downtown Pontiac and offer something for all ages. Whether you want to explore aviation, dinosaurs, or ancient cultures, this is your place!

Peter F. Hurst Planetarium

This facility is located at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and offers free shows regularly. It’s open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm, plus Saturdays during the summer months (June to August). You can check their website for show times.

The planetarium offers many kinds of programs for kids, adults, and families alike—from educational films to laser light shows with music! They also provide special event presentations throughout the year for extra costs, such as Earth Day celebrations or Christmas/Hanukkah-themed shows that are guaranteed to get everyone in the holiday spirit!

Ella Sharp Museum

Ella Sharp Museum is a museum of art, history, and natural history in Jackson, Michigan. Founded in 1976, the Ella Sharp Museum is a non-profit organization with over 10,000 objects from its collections.

The Ella Sharp Museum houses three main galleries: one for art, one for natural history, and one for account. The art gallery is named after Ella’s husband, Thomas D. Sharp. It contains paintings by artists such as Charles Demuth and Henry Glintenkamp as well as sculptures by Edgar Degas and George Wesley Bellows.

The natural history gallery features over 600 fossils from around the world including dinosaur bones from Montana and displays on Mississippi wildlife, including birds like owls that can be found in our area today!

The third gallery space focuses on human activity throughout Michigan’s past using artifacts such as tools used during farming or hunting weapons used by Native Americans during earlier centuries up until today!

Abrams Planetarium

Abrams Planetarium is located in the heart of East Lansing and is open seven days a week, from 10 am to 4 pm.

The planetarium features two main theater spaces, one permanent exhibit hall, and two special event theaters that can be rented out by individuals or organizations looking to host events. In addition, there are opportunities available through the Abrams Planetarium’s education department, such as birthday parties and school field trips, including educational programming tailored specifically to each age group’s needs.

Michigan State University-Athletics Hall of Fame

The Michigan State University-Athletics Hall of Fame is located on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI.

The Athletics Hall of Fame has exhibits that chronicle MSU athletics history as well as trophies and memorabilia from some of MSU’s most famous athletes who have gone on to play professional sports in football, basketball, baseball, golf and hockey over the years. Visitors can also watch a video about various aspects of MSU athletics history before touring through the museum itself, which features displays on specific sports like softball (for example), coaches’ offices where you can sit down at their desks if you’d like (you don’t have to though), artifacts related specifically with each team at MSU.

R.E Olds Transportation Museum

The R.E Olds Transportation Museum is dedicated to the life and legacy of the American automobile pioneer Ransom E. Olds. The museum features several cars designed by Ransom E. Olds and his collection of cars from his career in the automotive industry. In addition to this, many other vehicles are on display, including motorcycles, trucks, and tractors made in Michigan during the early 20th century by companies such as Packard Motor Car Company, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors Corporation (GM).


There are many museums in and around Riverview, MI. Some are science-based, some focus on art or history, and others tell stories about our state’s past. Whether you’re interested in dinosaurs or airplanes, there’s something for everyone!