15,000 people visit Detroit Historical Museum during re-opening weekend

Published On: Nov 26 2012 02:17:12 PM EST
Updated On: Nov 26 2012 03:38:40 PM EST
DETROIT -

Officials say 15,000 people visited the Detroit Historical Museum during its reopening weekend.

The museum reopened to the public on Friday after six months' worth of renovations.

It was open for 55.5 hours free of charge.

The new-look DHM features expanded exhibits and technology upgrades.

The half-year project marked the museum's first major refurbishment since the 1960s.

Additions include the Kid Rock Music Lab and the Legends Plaza.

The interactive music lab exhibit allows guests to feel what it's like to be on stage with artists such as Kid Rock.

Visitors can mix their own music and test their Detroit music knowledge.

The new outdoor Legends Plaza features handprints from a number of Detroit's biggest names, including Barry Sanders, Alice Cooper and Elmore Leonard.

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