As wintry weather continues in Michigan, you might be looking at activities that can get you out of the cold and snow.

Well, two Michigan museums are being honored as some of the best in the U.S.

A USA Today and 10best readers poll is seeking to find the best science museum in the country. Twenty museums have been chosen by a panel of experts that offer "engaging exhibits, hands-on and immersive experiences, and stellar programming."

It's now up to a vote to determine the top ten.

The Michigan museum in the running for Top Science Museum in the country is the Michigan Science Center in Detroit.

Michigan Science Center, Facebook
Michigan Science Center, Facebook

Located at 5020 John R. Street in Detroit, the museum says its mission is to inspire curious minds of all ages to discover, explore and appreciate science, technology, engineering and math in a creative, dynamic learning environment.

Here's USA Today's praise for the Michigan Science Center:

The Michigan Science Center promotes creative and dynamic STEM learning through a series of interactive exhibits. This Detroit cultural district institution features live stage shows, an IMAX Dome, 4D theater, planetarium, and exhibit space with more than 220 hands-on activities and exhibits.

You can vote for the Michigan Science Center once per day through Feb. 12 at noon here.

Another Michigan museum is up for Best Music Museum in the U.S. USA Today says the 20 museums chosen by experts "celebrate American musical history, through the lens of a specific artist or genre, or with a big-picture approach."

Detroit's Motown Museum is in the running. Dubbed "Hitsville U.S.A." the museum is located in a house at 2648 West Grand Boulevard. It is Motown's first headquarters and recording studio.

Motown Museum, Facebook
Motown Museum, Facebook

Here's what USA Today says about the Motown Museum:

The Motown Museum in Detroit, aka Hitsville USA, is the home and heart of Motown. Tens of thousands of people visit this location, one of the region’s most bustling tourist hot spots, to see historical memorabilia and photos and learn more about the history of Motown Record Company. Make sure you visit Studio A, where some of the most popular Motown music was recorded.

You can vote for the Motown Museum here.

There is an expansion ongoing at Hitsville USA that will grow the museum campus to a 50,000-square-foot "world-class entertainment and education tourist destination."

According to the Detroit Free Press, construction on the final and biggest phase of the Motown Museum’s $65 million expansion is set to start this spring.

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