Detroit's cultural organizations are finding new ways to boost revenue by rolling out programs for the entire family.
Among the new or revamped offerings are The Detroit Symphony
Orchestra's Tiny Tots Concert Series, which features shorter concerts
to accommodate short attention spans. The series includes a new
offering where children can meet members of the orchestra and test
instruments. At the same time in the atrium, tots can enjoy
face-painting and kiddy fare for sale, such as hotdogs and Cheerios.
DIA, which incorporated child-oriented aspects throughout the museum's
$158 million overhaul, also holds children's workshops and unstructured
events where kids can draw in designated galleries.
Zoo's tots workshops for 2- and 3-year-olds were so popular that Zoo
Tots II for 3- and 4-year-olds will be added in February. The Detroit
Symphony's Tiny Tots Concert Series consistently is a top seller.
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