Tours of the Learning Center help students better understand the role and responsibilities of the judicial branch of government. Tours, which are docent-led and grade-specific, discuss:
If you would like to include the Michigan Supreme Court courtroom in your visit, you must request this specifically when making a tour reservation. Additional time is required. Because of the Court’s schedule, courtroom visits cannot be guaranteed. Ask your scheduler for details.
Schedule a tour
The Learning Center gallery and tours have been designed to help teachers fulfill numerous Grade Level Content Expectations and High School Social Studies Content Expectations.
Supervision for school groups
Teachers and chaperones are responsible for their students' behavior. At least one teacher must accompany each school group.
Grades 3–8: 1 adult for every 5 students
Grades 9–12: 1 adult for every 10 students
Pre- & Post-Visit Activities
Lesson plans and other activities are available through the Curriculum Resources
page. The Learning Center experience is most effective when students have a basic understanding state government and the court system.
What Else can we do nearby?
The Michigan Vietnam Monument is located near the east entrance of the Hall of Justice. During pleasant weather, some groups use this location for a lunch break. See Vietnam Monument Teacher-Led Activities
(pdf) for more information.
Tips for successful school tours
See the teacher-made tip sheet
(pdf), which includes a field trip contract for students.