Monday–Friday, 9 am–4 pm; closed on weekends and state holidays.
Individuals and groups of less than 10 on a walk-in basis. Preference will be given to scheduled groups. Call (517) 373-7171 to find out the best time to visit.
By reservation for groups of up to 48. Tours last 60 minutes.
Fax: 517-373-7615 |
925 W. Ottawa St .
Lansing, MI 48915
For individual vehicles, the closest visitor parking lot is located east of the Hall of Justice, accessible from Allegan St. The parking fee is $1/hour. Buses must park near the Capitol or in the Michigan Historical Center bus parking lot accessible from Kalamazoo St. Click here for detailed driving directions and parking instructions.
Special accessibility needs
The Hall of Justice and Learning Center are wheelchair accessible. When making tour reservations, please inform the reservation coordinator of any other special needs.
The Hall of Justice is a court building with security procedures. All adult visitors must present a government-issued photo identification card and sign in to enter. Visitors must also pass through a metal detector and personal items are scanned.
No guns, knives, or other items that may be construed as weapons are allowed in the Hall of Justice. Inappropriate personal accessories (e.g. chains, dog collars) may be held at the security desk. Individuals or groups who disrupt tours or office functions will be asked to leave the building.
supervision requirements for school groups
Teachers and chaperones are responsible for their students' behavior. At least one teacher is expected to accompany each school group. Minimum chaperone requirements: 4th–8th grades must bring 1 adult for every 5 students; 9th–12th grades require 1 adult for every 10 students.
suggestions for your visit
Learning Center & the Michigan Department of Education Content Standards
The Learning Center gallery and tours have been designed to help teachers fulfill numerous standards, especially within the Social Studies Curriculum.
more about Core Democratic Values tours
Core Democratic Values tours are designed to help 4th-6th understand how the Michigan court system applies core democratic values in making decisions. To prepare your students for this tour, please download the Teacher Resource Guide (278KB pdf), which offers pre- and post-visit activities.
educational materials for teachers
The Learning Center experience is most effective when students come to the gallery with a basic understanding of our government and court system. For background information and pre-/post-visit ideas, visit the Educational Resources page.
Is photography allowed?
Yes. You may take photos anywhere in the Learning Center gallery.