Eli and Edythe Broad art Museum Cafe
547 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI. 48824
Check out the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum’s cafe, located on the first floor of the museum. This modern building offers unique views, cool lighting and its very own Starbucks. Admission to the Broad Museum is free, so you’re encouraged to take a break and walk around the museum to check out the one-of-a-kind exhibits. The musuem also hosts cool events: talks with featured artists, live music and tours open and free to the public included.
Michigan State University, 755 Science Road, East Lansing, MI. 48824
During the chilly winter months, it’s easy to get a little stir crazy after being inside all day. Try taking an indoors, out-of-this-world trip by visiting the Abrams Planetarium on campus. The Abrams Planetarium offers events on the weekdays and weekends such as talks with local astronomers, as well as public observation hours with some of the planetarium’s telescopes. Next time you have an hour to kill between classes or want to brush up on your astronomy, head to the Abrams Planetarium and hang out with the stars.
Lake Lansing North Park
6260 E. Lake Drive, Haslett, MI 48840
While there is no doubt MSU is a beautiful campus, there’s something liberating about branching out and exploring a new place. Just 15 minutes away from campus, the Lake Lansing North Park offers picnic tables, playing structures and a long, winding trail to soak in some Pure Michigan scenery. Whether you’re looking for a new place to explore, a new Instagram pic to snap or to get away from the usual campus grind, the adventuring possibilities are endless at Lake Lansing North Park.
Ellison Brewery and Spirits
4903 Dawn Ave., East Lansing, MI 48823
Right off campus is East Lansing’s very own microbrewery, Ellison Brewery. This hidden gem tucked away from the view of Grand River is the perfect place to take a break from the campus life. Ellison’s 4,600-square-foot warehouse offers unique views of the distillery with a convenient food truck outside, just in case you want to pair your favorite brew with a delicious plate.